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Clonca Trinity Silver Ring
Metal: Sterling Silver
Finger Size Options: K – V (in full and half sizes)
This polished sterling silver Clonca Trinity silver ring is designed and made by Faller. The circular top of the ring is 12.5mm in diameter. The four trinity knot pattern is derived from the top pattern on our West Cross, Clonca cross pendant. The dress ring is packaged in our Faller ring box with our informative leaflet describing the history of the crosses in our High Crosses of Inishowen Collection.
About the Trinity Knot
The trinity knot or triquetra has been used to represent many different themes. To the ancient Celts, the three points represented the natural elements of earth, air, and water. On a spiritual level, it has also been thought to symbolize life, death, and rebirth. It is also used romantically to express a shared past, present and future and symbolises enduring love and commitment.
Christians believe the trinity knot represents God the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit. The four trinity knots woven to form a cross pattern represent the crucifixion and the death of Jesus for “the forgiveness of our sins”.
About the West Cross, Clonca
The beautiful 12th century wheeled cross is a partial cross lying about 100 metres away to the west of the Bodan cross in Clonca, Co. Donegal.
The head of the cross is broken diagonally at the top of the presumed shaft which is missing. One broken arm with its roundel carving lies within the nearby 17th-century church ruin. At 1.36 metres wide including arms this cross would have been a substantial size. It features 5 roundels carved with intricate Celtic patterns, still visible in the photo taken by Mabel Colhoun in the 1940s though harder to make out today. The other face of the cross has a similar carving with design differences in the roundels.
In our version of this cross the roundel details from both sides of the cross have been used. The missing shaft has been added using the proportions of other existing high crosses to decide the appropriate scale.