Thursday, January 31, 2008

Jewelry Insider

If you are interested in info, news and tips about the jewelry business, check out the Jewelry Insider blog. There are useful articles on marketing jewelry, making jewelry, selling jewelry, and many other aspects of the jewelry business.

Also there is more information at the Jewelry Insider site, and more will be forthcoming on a regular basis.

Also check out some great inspirational nature photography at

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Clannade with Drusy

Valentines Day is approaching quickly, and nothing makes quite the statement that a stunning Celtic necklace does.

Our Clannade necklace features drusy, which is an agate based crystaline structure usually found in Brazil. Ours is treated with titanium to bring our the rich blue - purple color.

Along with the drusy stone at the tip we have two amethysts and a beautiful lab created Tanzanite marquise gem at the bottom. (We chose the tanzanite for its color. In this price range you won't get a mined tanzanite gem, but the color on these are amazing.

This design is a contemporary Celtic knot design, with a unique bar and link chain. We place toggles at 16" 18" and 20" so it can be worn with almost any neckline.

Check it out at Unique Celtic Jewelry!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wedding Tiaras and Circlets & Celtic Wedding Jewelry

It is the time of year when many are thinking ahead to spring and summer weddings. We thought we should get some thoughts down for those of you who are considering a wedding tiara or circlet.

Often, when we do shows, someone will come up and look at our tiaras, and say, "I wish I knew about these BEFORE my wedding!"

We're doing our best to become easier to find on the web, so here's hoping those who are looking for our particular kind of tiara will find it in time. (By the way, you can subsitute circlet for tiara every time it's mentioned in this blog entry, our design qualifies as either.) Click here to read a short piece on crowns, tiaras and circlets.

We have written an article on weddings and tiaras, so feel free to check it out for helpful hints on how to wear one.

As weddings get more and more creative, tiaras and circlets become more common as adornment for the bride, and even at times the groom. Our Celtic heart tiara is bold enough to be worn by either a woman or a man. Adorning the bride's head with a tiara, in addition to a veil, is a way to create a distinctive look, while maintaining tradition.

We have also seen a rise in the demand for Celtic jewelry for the bride, groom, and others in the wedding party. Because of the Celtic knot theme in many Celtic jewelry designs, the bride can wear one style, the groom another, and the bridesmaids a third, with all of the unique Celtic jewelry designs complementing each other.

Another style of adornment we've seen, is to take a Celtic pendant, and sew or pin it onto the front of the veil so that is rests on the upper forehead of the bride. the silver and gem color adds a stunning bit of bling to the whole ensemble.

We also have made a new online friend that we'd like to introduce here. We are a featured jewelry designer at, and they have a wealth of information and resources for every part of the wedding, including, planning, location, entertainment, and almost anything else you can think of. Thanks to Sharon for passing our info along after seeing us at the KVMR Celtic Festival, in Grass Valley, California the past few years. They have an informative and very entertaining blog as well.

We expect to get more helpful information up here on the topic of weddings and Celtic jewelry and head adornment, so check back. If you have any pictures of yourself in one of our tiaras, send it by email and we'll include it in a future post.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Unique Celtic Jewelry Free Drawing

We're having a Free drawing for the Phoenix Celtic Pendant with Carnelian shown to the left. Just fill in a little information so we can contact you if you win, and you're good to go.

Every so often we have a drawing for a jewelry item. We do this because we get some satisfaction out of all the responses from our faithful customers, and also because it keeps those of you on our email list on your toes.

Our new site at is growing as we add more photograph and add more items all the time. We're also putting up articles about Celtic symbol meanings, wedding tiaras and other historical and mythological stories and texts.

If you haven't visited our new site yet, please drop on by. In case you haven't heard, we are cutting back our travel schedule drastically this year, due to rising costs for gas, etc. We're putting more energy into the online store, so you don't have to wait to see us at a Celtic festival or Scottish Games to pick up find sterling silver Celtic Jewelry.

We are expanding our line of Celtic jewelry, including much more Claddagh jewelry, Celtic knots, Triquetra and Triskele jewelry, and many more styles in our very unique Celtic jewelry line of hand carved woolly mammoth tusk jewelry.

By the way, Gaelyn has put many of her fine art pieces up in her web site at Please drop by and take a look.

For those who want some info on tiaras, here's a link to Wikipedia.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Unique Celtic Jewelry at the Sonora Celtic Faire

We just got approved for this year's Sonora Celtic Faire, being held March 8th & 9th at the Sonora County Fairgrounds, in California. This is the 22nd annual event, and being the first event of the year in Northern California, it is well attended, and a great time is had by all.

Primarily a music festival, the Sonora Celtic Faire has a great line-up of musical talent.

It can be a bit chilly, depending on the weather this year, so here's a chance to wear those bulky costumes that can be oppressive during the summer months.

We'll have our Celtic jewelry, Celtic tiaras & circlets, some new Celtic Mammoth jewelry, and all of our usual line of unique Celtic jewelry.

Sign up for our Discount Club and receive an email before the show with a secret password to say for instant discounts on anything in the booth.

Best wishes,


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The History and Meaning of the Triskele Celtic Symbol

The triskele, also called the spiral of life, the triple spiral and the triple goddess, is three equal spirals radiating from a common center. It is an ancient symbol with versions that have been found in a number of cultures around the world, including Greece, pre-Columbian central america, and also the Hopi people of the south west United States.

The Celtic Triskele was found in the remnants of an ancient temple from the Bronze Age in Ireland. It is believed that it evolved from the triskellian, a symbol which looks like three legs

The triskele came to be associated with the Triple Goddess (maiden, mother, crone) in pre-Christian times and has been found in illuminated manuscripts created by monks transcribing early Christian texts.

Also, the Celts believed that the most important things in life came in threes: birth, death, rebirth; body, mind, spirit; earth, water, sky; past, present, future; father, son, holy ghost; and the triskele is believed to represents these tripartite meanings. Some of the more current interpretations of the triskele are that it is a symbol for the cycles of life, personal growth, human development, and spiritual expansion.

Because, at times, it is drawn in one continuous line, the triskele represents a continuous movement of time. It is probably this unending quality of the spiral that attracts us so greatly, and has contributed to it remaining on of the most popular Celtic symbols.

Triskele pendants
Triskele earrings

Find Triskele jewelry, and other Celtic jewelry at our web site

Until next time, best wishes...