This wild and beautiful land was home to the many native Celts who were slowly driven out, during many decades of fierce and bloody conflict, from the temperate midlands and entire Eastern seaboard of Britain by invading European warriors, such as the Saxons, and Angles from the German / Northern Europe regions of Angeln and Saxony. The Celts in general identified these European warriors as one common enemy under a single banner of Saxon. The entire West of Britain, and particularly the South West, remained the last Stronghold of the British Celts for many Centuries.
It is in places such as Cornwall, Wales and Scotland that the art of the Celts and ancient Britons has survived, carved into stone tombs and discovered on pottery fragments and ornaments.
Modern interpretations of Celtic tradition have given us the Arts and Crafts movement, where the ancient Celtic beliefs in elegance of form, and a reverence for the Earth and its creatures, is apparent in the work of designers such as Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Archibald Knox. The result, as reproduced in the enduring alloy of pewter, is not only a recreation of the past, but a continual evolution of living art, created by modern craftsmen for the people of today.
All the Items in our Celtic Jewellery range are hand crafted / made in the South West of Britain. Historically the entire West of Britain, and particularly the South West, remained one of the last Strongholds of the British Celts for many Centuries.
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