Irish inspired jewelry is an ideal way to display our heritage. I love elegant designs inspired by traditional Celtic symbols such as the Trinity Knot or the Tree of Life.
Today, I’m delighted to host a giveaway for a trinity knot necklace with matching earrings.
This beautiful prize is just waiting to be won by one lucky reader. Thanks to the good folk at Biddy Murphy for sponsoring this sweepstakes for Irish American Mom.
But before I share the details of how to enter, let’s learn more about this Irish gift company and explore some of the old Irish symbols and knot work that inspires today’s jewelry artists.
Biddy Murphy is a global online retailer for beautifully handcrafted Celtic gifts. I just love the name of this store. It’s original and ever so Irish.
The good folk at Biddy Murphy work with a variety of Irish artisans to source meaningful jewelry, clothing, and home goods that make special Irish gifts for all occasions.
The owner of the store is based in Michigan, but is a native of Tipperary. He sources his authentic Irish made gifts in Ireland and frequently visits his homeland to bring you the very best Ireland has to offer.
Into the bargain, Biddy Murphy offers free standard shipping within the United States.
Irish Symbols Inspiring Today’s Jewelry:
At Biddy Murphy they love to sell Celtic Jewelry crafted in Ireland and inspired by common Irish symbols.
Each of their pieces is accompanied by a description of the legend behind each design. Each purchase becomes more meaningful and special when the ancient Celtic meaning of the symbol is understood and appreciated.
Here are some of my favorite symbols.
The original Celtic crosses were crafted in stone, but these magnificent symbols are the inspiration for some of the most magnificent pendants from Ireland.
I love how this cross was originally a pagan symbol, but was adopted and adapted by early Christians, with the circle representing Christ, the center of Christianity.
The Triquetra, more commonly known as the Trinity Knot, is a Celtic symbol of ancient origin and is associated with eternity and eternal love. It represents interconnectedness and the unity of three parts in one.
When Christianity was introduced to Ireland, the Trinity Knot came to symbolize three persons in one God: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
The Celtic knot consists of delicate twists and turns and can be found in ancient Celtic stone art. These intricate knots illuminated manuscripts and represented the basic tenants of life, mankind, and spirituality.
Some may have been created to ward off evil spirits, and some of these beautiful knots represent the concept of eternity, eternal life, and the interconnections between all living things.
Tree of Life:
The Irish people revered trees and believed the sacred tree of life sheltered all life on earth. The Celtic tree of life was rooted in Uisneach, the center of the Land.
According to folklore, the Celtic tree of life grew 26 miles high, provided nourishment to all the four corners of the Earth, and that it’s branches reached up into the heavens and touched every single star. The Celtic tree of life is also a symbol of an individual’s quest for spiritual fulfillment.
Today’s prize is a beautiful matching gift set. The pendant features the traditional symbol of the trinity knot, which is gold plated and boasts sparkling crystals over the entire knot.
The matching earrings will add a sparkle to your smiling Irish eyes.
These trinity knot earrings are made in Dublin, Ireland by Solvar Ltd, a family owned jewelry company
One lucky winner will receive this beautiful trinity knot pendant and earring set.
To enter just leave a comment on this blog post by noon on Wednesday, October 21st, 2015.
Any comment will do. What you write does not affect your chance of winning, but if you need inspiration for your entry why not tell us what you might do with this beautiful gift set should you win. And believe me, you don’t need to give this one away. Simply wear these stunning pieces with Irish pride.
A winning comment will be chosen randomly. Remember to leave your e-mail so that I can contact you should you win. Your e-mail won’t be published or shared, just used to contact our lucky contestant.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday October 21st, 2015, at the bottom of this blog post.
You may check out Irish American Mom’s complete terms and conditions for sweepstakes entries by clicking here.
Thanks to everyone who supports and enters this little giveaway.
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Thanks a bunch for spreading the word about Irish American Mom and Biddy Murphy.
Winner Chosen On October 21st, 2015
Good news. Our winner have been chosen using the random “Pick Giveaway Winner” WordPress plug-in.
Congratulations to …..
Virginia Terese Hunt
I’ll send you a quick e-mail, Virginia, to let you know you are our prize winner.
Thanks to everyone who joined in and entered this little giveaway.
And a big thank you to Biddy Murphy for sponsoring this wonderful prize and for introducing their beautiful jewelry.
Slán agus beannacht,
(Goodbye and blessings)
Irish American Mom
Disclosure: Irish American Mom did not receive payment for publishing this giveaway post. I wish to thank Biddy Murphy for graciously sponsoring the prize for this Irish jewelry sweepstakes.
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