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.
It is hand cast using the traditional lost wax process and hand finished. Cast in yellow bronze and oxidised for better contrast showing the details, it is made and finished in the UK. This is a beautiful and highly detailed hair bead. Please note that white bronze still has a slight yellow tint due to the copper content in bronze and might continue to yellow with exposure to the elements. Colour wise, it's about half way between yellow bronze and silver.