925 Sterling Silver Trinity Knot (Triquetra) Hair Bead
Triquetra is a Norse Viking symbol closely connected with the Valknut and Horn Triskelion. Artifacts with Triquetra ornaments are found in all parts of the Viking world, ranging from the comb found in Gnezdovo (near Suzdal, Russia) to the saddle bow from Coppergate (York, England).
The Trinity knot is symbolic of the threefold nature of the Goddess as mother, maiden and crone. The mother as a goddess is representative of creation, the maiden is representative of innocence and the crone is representative of wisdom. It is also representative of the forces of nature (earth, fire and water) and the three interlocking circles are symbolic of female fertility.
This large solid hair bead has the Triquetra across the front and back, as well as additional decoration on the sides.
This highly detailed bead is made in the UK from 925 Sterling Silver, hand cast using the traditional lost wax method. The bead is oxidised for deeper contrast showing a vast array of finishing details such as the rope design at the top and bottom of the bead, the triquetra knots encasing the symbol in an intertwined pattern and accentuating the patterned background that ties it all together.
As per UK trading regulations of precious metals, any sterling silver items over 7.78g arrived Hallmarked. We are registered with the Birmingham Assay Office.