The History of Ogham Jewelry

When purchasing a hand-crafted and unique piece of jewelry from Brian de Staic, you might question the products symbolic meaning and how it is connected to an ancient tradition. Brian de Staic’s Ogham jewelry collection, which consists of pendants, bracelets, rings and more, is rich in Celtic history, dating back to the 4th Century. Each piece of jewelry is hand-crafted with meaning and purpose, making Brian de Staic jewelry one-of-a-kind. But first, let’s take a deep dive into Ogham history, leading to the inspiration behind our unique collection.  

The name Ogham is derived from Ogham, the Celtic God of fine speech. Ogham is an ancient linear script and is the first known written language of Ireland. Our Dingle workshop is perfectly situated, as the Dingle peninsula has the highest concentration of Ogham stone carvings in the world, which date back to the 4th Century. 
Ogham is also known as the Tree Alphabet as each letter is associated with a particular tree name. The Ogham alphabet consists of groups of lines from one to five, set across a vertical stem-line. Ancient manuscripts maintain that “Ogham is climbed (i.e., read) as a tree is climbed”, from bottom to top. At Brian de Staic, we can inscribe the Ogham jewelry with a personal message or name of your choosing, making a special gift.  

Our Ogham jewelry collection combines the skilled artistry of a modern master with the unique age-old traditions of the Celts. We would love to share more information about Ogham history with you, so do not hesitate to reach out to our team if you have any questions.  

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