Designs and Purposes of Ancient Celtic Brooches

Jewelry for the ancient Celts had practical, decorative, ritual, social rank, and other forms of significance. Introduction That ancient Celts wore jewellery is amply attested by both ancient writers and archaeological finds in tombs and pits of votive offerings. As today, jewellery had many functions for the ancient Celts. For men, women, and children, it[…]

Torcs: Jewelry of the Ancient Celts

Torcs (sometimes spelt torques, from the Latin) were meant to be worn around the neck and wrist. Introduction In ancient Celtic cultures, torcs were a common form of jewellery and were made from bronze, copper, silver, and gold. Torcs were not just exquisite works of Celtic art but also identified the wearer’s status and perhaps[…]