Triple Spiral drop earring (small) in sterling silver.
The most common of the multi- spirals is the triple spiral or Triskele, which for Christians represents the Holy Trinity, for the Celts the three stages of the feminine life cycle, maiden, mother, and old wise woman. The Celtic Spiral is probably the oldest symbol of human spirituality and the most commonly recognized Celtic design motif. It has become a powerful symbol for creation and growth. It appears on a myriad of ancient artifacts, as well as on stone monuments such as Newgrange, in Ireland. It is uncertain what the religious significance was to the pagans of Newgrange, It may have been used simply for decoration, but it probably had some connection with the sun. It was a much favoured ornamental device used in the Christian Golden Age and remains a unique symbol of our Celtic heritage, with many modern interpretations.