What is a Love Knot Necklace?
The love knot necklace, or pendant, is a piece of jewelry that is both timeless and beautiful.Traditionally, these necklaces are meant to represent everlasting love. The pattern of these necklaces has no discernible beginning or end point, which is similar to infinity designs. Therefore, the necklace is appropriate for friends, daughters, mothers, and lovers. Basically, they are the perfect gift for any woman in your life that you love.
History/Origin of the Love Knot Necklace
The love knot has origins that go far back in time. The design has been found in Celtic artwork (specifically the Serch Bythol),carved sculptures from the ancient Egyptians, and also ancient Greek jewelry. The love knot design isn't just in necklaces - it’s also commonly found in rings or other jewelry as well.
In the 18th century, many sailors wore or carried love knots on them to remind themselves of their loved ones that waited for them at home. This was when love knots started to become a popular piece of jewelry. The sailors’ love knots, or "True Lover's Knots," were simply made out of rope or twine that they just tied themselves. Later, love knot jewelry started to be created out of precious metals. In jewelry, the knots are typically formed from three or more rings of metal wires (sometimes tubes) that are crafted into the well-known love knot design.
Types of Love Knots
There are many different styles of love knots. With an infinity love knot necklace, it features multiple loops and circles that are intertwined with each other, representing the never-ending circle of love. Infinity style love knots come in different designs. Each of these different designs can come in multiple metals. You can get love knot necklaces in white, yellow or rose gold as well as in platinum.
- Layered Circle Design: This simple and clean design is made up of many interlocking circles.
- Rounded, Three-Dimensional Design: This type of love knot resembles a round ball of circles woven together.
- Elongated Loop Style: This design is very different from the above two. It features a long loop slipped through itself, which provides a lavaliere look.
- Bow Style: This style of love knot has a dainty, looped bow that is attached to a chain.