5000 year old Irish bog oak Mother & Child knot necklace

(4 customer reviews)


Bog-wood is created from the trunks of trees that have lain in bogs for centuries and even millennia. Deprived of oxygen, the wood undergoes the process of fossilization.
Truly unique, this beautiful Irish bog oak hand-carved Mother & Child knot necklace will be made for you, or a loved one, in my studio on the West of Ireland.



Hand-carved out of the 5000 year old Irish bog oak, this intricate Mother & Child knot necklace is the perfect gift for anyone with Irish heritage or for someone who resonates with the Celtic myths and traditions of the natural world. This is a unique addition to anybody’s jewellery collection.

Bog oak comes from ancient forests that once covered Ireland. Huge oaks have been buried in peat bogs and preserved from decay by the acidic and anaerobic bog conditions, sometimes for hundreds or even thousands of years. The wood is usually stained black by tannin dissolved in the acidic water. Bog-wood represents the early stages in the fossilization of wood, with further stages ultimately forming lignite and coal over a period of many millions of years.
Known as King of the forest for its strength and longevity, the oak was sacred to the ancient Celts and is considered one of the three primary magical woods.

Celtic knots date back to the 3rd to 4th century B.C. Drawn in one continuous line, suggesting a continuous movement of time, they represent infinity and eternal life. They symbolize faith, declare love & unity between people, and even protect against evil spirits.
The connection between a mother and her child is one of the most fundamental and spiritual relationships in one’s lifetime. The Mother and Child knot is the ideal expression of such love and appreciation.
Depicting a mother holding her child, the Mother and Child knot symbolizes the deep, unbreakable and infinite love & bond between a mother and her children, and their Celtic heritage.
As a mother and a daughter, this is one of my personal favourites…

– 5000 year old Irish bog oak, sanded to a smooth finish
– Organic oil & beeswax finish to seal the wood & enhance its natural color
– Pendant size 50mm x 25mm / 2″ x 1″
– On 16″ or 18″ or 22″ waxed black nylon cord necklace with lobster clasp
– With a quality cast and lead free pewter Trinity Celtic bail attached

This unique mother & child knot necklace will arrive to you ready for gift giving via International Express air mail, with tracking.
Your order will be shipped within 1-2 days of ordering.

Please, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or requests.

* Note that exact size and shade of wood may vary from the photos on this website as each piece is unique and made by hand.

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4 reviews for 5000 year old Irish bog oak Mother & Child knot necklace

  1. Tim Hum (verified owner)

    The Mother and Child knot necklace was one of two of Juliette’s pieces that my sons wanted to give their mom for Christmas. Without question, the Mother Child knot is about as special and as meaningful as it gets. This knot is carved 5000 year old Irish bog oak is simple and yet stunning.

    The pieces arrived in Canada very quickly (1-2 weeks) and in time for Christmas. Shipping was quick and reasonable without any customs related delays (thanks Juliette!).

    Our only disappointment… was that we didn’t get to meet Juliette in person when we were in Galway earlier this year. And our only struggle was deciding which piece(s) in addition to the Mother and Child knot to order… because every one of her carvings is both gorgeous and special in it’s own way.

    Juliette, thanks for being a part of our Christmas. We’ve picked out the next piece for my wife and you’ll hear from us again as the next special occasion gets closer.

    – Tim from Toronto Canada

  2. Daniel (verified owner)

    The Particular piece is one of natural Beauty long withe talented craftsmanship.

    I am very happy with this Pendant and will cherish it for a long time.

  3. Angelique

    Thanks Juliette for this beautiful piece of art that I gave to my son. I am grateful for all your efforts and service to get it from Ireland to Holland. Also your gesture to add a personal letter which I’ve sent and was printed by you means a lot to me. For me this is not only a present from son/daughter to mother but also for me a symbolic eternal present of love from me as a mother to my son. I highly recommend Juliette to other people who consider to buy an original present with a valuable meaning.

  4. Werner (verified owner)

    Ordering a custom size was a breeze. And although this was an online order, the quick response, willingness to help and kind tone of voice were more personal than in most ‘real’ shops. Juliette delivered a stunning piece, perfect in very detail. The added handwritten message made this gift even more special. It will be a joy to give. Thanks so much, will definitely be back!

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Shipping & Delivery

What are the shipping costs?

Shipping within Ireland is done via regular post and the cost is €4.

Shipping for Europe & the U.K is via International Express post with tracking and costs €12.50.

Shipping for the rest of the world is €14 via International Express post with tracking.

This provides an item history, which details the progress of the item from acceptance to delivery making sure it will reach you. The tracking information will be emailed to you on day of dispatch. Estimated shipping times 5-7 working days.

*Note: There is no additional charge when you buy more than one piece.