Celtic Knotwork Silver Ring TR1752 - Celtic Knotwork has long been a beautiful and compelling way to represent eternity, with ancient roots that have carried the symbolism through to modern times in an endless array of variations. The elegant simplicity of the Celtic Knotwork in this sterling silver ring by Peter Stone needs no adornment to share its message of eternity.
A Hellenistic Herakles knot pendant, circa 4th-3rd Century BCE. Composed of two sheet gold tubes decorated with scrolls of applied beaded wire, the hollow repoussé lion head terminals with gaping jaws holding gold hoops, with a die-struck gold draped dancing Maenad holding a staff applied to the centre, on the underside two now-flattened short tubes for attachment. The Herakles knot is a recurrent motif in Hellenistic jewellery, in particular as a centerpiece for necklaces and diadems.