Witch's Knot Drop Earrings

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  • Material: 100% Sterling silver
  • Weight: 2.9 grams
  • Type: Hook
  • Width: 5/8 inch (16mm)
  • Item number: wh402

A witch's knot is a representation of the knot magic practiced by witches in the Middle Ages and was often scratched over doorways to keep away negative energy. This knot is known as a protection symbol because it is possible to draw it in one continuous motion, without ever lifting the pen off the paper.

It is made of two very potent symbols that have been interwoven; one that's universal and one that goes deep into the Gaelic and Celtic cultures and Irish mythology.

The circle is a universal symbol that has been around since the dawn of man. In all that time it has been used to represent an almost endless number of concepts, a few of which are: the sun, the earth, the moon, the planets, God, eternity, perfection, totality, the continuity of life, heaven, protection, and the universe.

Likewise, the four-cornered Celtic knot may not be universal but is just as rich culturally, representing as it does:

  • Four Gaelic seasonal festivals: Samhain, Beltane, Imbolc & Lughnasadh
  • Four Druidic gods who each rule a quadrant of the earth
  • Brigid the Celtic Queen of the four fires, with her four hands of wisdom, earth, heart and head
  • The four treasures of the Tuatha De Danann
  • Good luck, as in a four-leaf clover
  • The four elements: earth, wind, fire and water
  • The four seasons
  • North, south, east and west

And yet, despite all that, these earrings have an unassuming simplicity and lightness, and an elegance that let them stand on their own simply as pretty earrings.

We wanted to give our customers a way of personalizing their pendants, but many of the pieces in our store are textured on the backside, have an uneven surface, or a design on all sides, making it impossible to engrave them.

Our solution to this problem was to offer engravable charms that you can add onto any necklace. They are small, about 1/2" wide (12 mm) and come with free engraving on the front side (backside engraving is available for an additional charge).

We currently only have these in two shapes (a heart or circle), but will be adding more as time goes on. The charms are also engraved in-house and custom fit with findings to match your pendant.

You can choose engravable charm options right on the product page of any pendant. Below are a few photographs of charms we've made for customers in the past, along with their pendants. I've also included a photo of a cute necklace we made for a customer with many of our themed charms.

i am the beauty of the green earth moon pentacle with engravable charm

feather pendant with engravable charm



Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Alison Widmer
Perfect and meaningful

I love the earrings, Norma & Ken! The witches knot is an important family symbol. The crest of my mother's mother's family features it. When my mother saw my earrings, she wept. I'll definitely be ordering more!

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