These Sterling Silver earrings feature a round Celtic knot, referred to as the lover's knot, and measure approximately 45 mm (1.75 inches) long, and 20 mm (.75 inch) wide. They are light, weighing only 1.5 grams, and can be worn as special occasion pieces or everyday earrings. The shepherd's crook ear wires have been fashioned out of 20 gauge round wire.
This rounded knot is sometimes known as the lover's knot because the two strands are said to represent the consistency of two lovers. Celtic knots are some of the most recognizable artwork in all of history. They started appearing after about 450 AD, drawn and redrawn in manuscripts and as emblems - everything from decorations to jewelry. Although there are endless debates on the meanings of individual knots, the overall interconnection and endlessness make these special art forms uniquely suited to the symbolism of love.