The Celts were a group of tribes that inhabited Northern Europe and
eventually settled in Ireland, Brittany, France and in Scotland.
the distinguishing aspects of their artwork was the complex interwoven
strands that evolved into an Irish art known as Celtic Knotwork.
Spirals also came to Ireland from the Minoan civilization and became
part of the motif. Triple spirals and three lobed knots were used to
signify the triple Goddess Brigid (maiden, mother, crone) later the
The interwoven strands, spirals and fantastical animal motifs represent
a complex and ancient spirituality, one which resonates with us to this
day. They signify a culture that lived, and lives, in tune with the
Earth, and counts as it's most treasured riches the interwoven
relationships between people, in family, in good company and witty
talk. A culture we can all learn from and embrace.
At Foxfire Jewelers, we've been making Celtic knotwork
Jewelry for a long time, although lately it seems
to be more fashionable and others have joined in. In 2001, Michael and
Mary, Foxfire's owners realized a lifelong dream, and like Michael's
parents had before, visited Ireland, going coast to coast researching
Celtic art and Irish culture (and having a great time!)
Today Foxfire creates this jewelry better than ever with the addition
of CAD-CAM technology. Of course we still carve by hand, too. We're the
experts and we are passionate about these designs. Our custom designs
are second to none, we can make what you want!