- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished, with an antiqued finish
- Overall height: just under 1 3/8 inches (37 mm)
- Height of pendant, excluding loop: 1 inch (25 mm)
- Item number: wh128
The triskele is an ancient symbol dating as far back as the Stone Age, making it older than Stonehenge or the Great Pyramids of Giza. It can be seen carved on the entrance stone of the Newgrange Monument, an impressively-large, mound-shaped tomb in Ireland that is 5,200 years old.
Originally from the Greek word "Triskeles", meaning "three legs", the triskele is said to represent motion. Indeed, the three legs do seem to have a spinning quality about them and seem to have the feeling of rotation.
In this way, the triskele is a symbol of movement, progress, cycles and action.
It also has connotations involving three things that have an integral relationship, such as life-death-rebirth, past-present-future, or mother-father-child.
This gorgeous pendant celebrates life - its movement, activity and endless cycles - with a large triskele symbol at its center with tiny three-pointed celtic knots that elevate the feeling of complexity and movement.
A thick rim with a Celtic knot border surrounds the triskele, adding to the strong look and feel of this solid, sturdy pendant.
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