The trinity ring was a symbol of Celtic culture before it was adopted as a Christian symbol. Also known as a triquetra or Celtic knot, the pattern is found throughout Celtic art and culture. The knot was associated with Celtic mother goddesses and is a symbol for the meeting of the earth, ocean and sky. Occasionally, the trinity ring is seen with a vesica pisces, a circle at the interlocking center of the trinity rings.
Trinity Ring as Jewelry
Many couples choose the trinity ring as a symbol incorporated into engagement rings. In 1924, Cartier created a ring composed of three bands in different color golds: pink, yellow and white. The colors symbolize the unity of love, fidelity and friendship. Though its style is different from traditional trinity rings, it carries the original meaning of everlasting love.
Dianne Laguerta is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College with a bachelor's degree in history and Middle Eastern studies. She studied and conducted research in Cairo, Egypt during the 2012 Egyptian elections, and has traveled throughout the Middle East.