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O'Ireland

Book of Kells Jewelry

Book of Kells Jewelry

The Book of Kells jewelry is based on the Celtic illustrations found in the 8th century Book of Kells, Ireland's finest national treasure.

Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland has licensed Solvar to create the Book of Kells jewelry collection that ranges from beads to necklaces.

The Book of Kells is a richly decorated manuscript containing the four Gospels of the New Testament. It is believed to have been transcribed by Irish monks around the year 800 AD and it is a magnum opus of calligraphy and represents the apex of enlightenment. The Book of Kells received its name from the Abbey of Kells where it resided for centuries; today it is on permanent display at the Trinity College library in Dublin.

Generally considered to be Ireland's finest national treasure the vibrant illustrations and ornate embellishments in the Book of Kells exceeds that of other Gospel books in profligacy and intricacy by combining traditional Christian symbols with Celtic knots, animals and legendary beasts.