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          The Celts are famous for their knotwork designs and often tooled their jewelry with their knotwork.  Irish Celts are further known for their claddagh symbol often found in brooches and rings.  I created this themed web set on the two concepts of Celtic knot work and the Claddagh symbol.  The elements of this Claddagh symbol are often said to correspond to the qualities of love (the heart), friendship (the hands), and loyalty (the crown).   I suggest using this rich brown colored text as shown.

          Above is the title graphic with how a web page title might look.  A blank  for you to insert a web page title on is in the .zip file.  For this Celtic web theme set I have used the font called "Coiled Unical."   If you don't have a graphic program capable of doing that, e-mail me and I will do it for you as time allows.  Below you will find the Celtic knot work graphic divider and heart with crown bullet designed for this page.  The Celtic knot text buttons have been left blank for you to customize.  I've also included matching web graphics for navigation at the bottom of designed pages if appropriate.

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bullet The spelling of the word Claddagh is often in error, the most common misspelling being Claddaugh, as well as Cladagh and Claddah. The proper spelling is Claddagh which is pronounced - Clad ah.
bullet An original symbol of the "Fisher Kings" of the Galway town of Claddagh, Ireland, (pronounced clada) the design was first fashioned into the traditional ring back in the 17th Century during the reign of Mary II.
bullet The way that a Claddagh ring is worn on the hand is usually intended to convey the wearer's romantic availability, or lack thereof.   The ring worn on the right hand, crown turned inward tells your heart is yet unoccupied, worn with the crown turned outwards reveals love is being considered. Worn on the left hand the crown turned outward shows all, your heart is truly spoken for.
bullet The Claddagh Ring belongs to a widespread group of finger rings called Fede or "Faith rings" which date from Roman times.  They are distinguished by having the bezel cut or cast in the form of two clasped hands, symbolising faith, trust or "plighted troth."  

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To save the Celtic Claddagh clip art, you may download the .zip file which includes the graphics and HTML template.  Do not link to the graphics on this page!  Please note that this set is free to use on personal websites only (although donations are always greatly appreciated!).  Those sites that hope to generate income (business site) there is a requested $10 minimum donation through Pay Pal.

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Whether it is a commercial or personal web site,  please use the text (linked to this site) below for every page you use these designs on.

Celtic Claddagh Web Design    bullet courtesy of  Crystal Cloud Graphics


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