So December is finally here and those Christmas lists are beckoning! If you’re one of those super organised people who have managed to complete all your gift shopping and are enjoying a nice relaxed December then I envy you! But if you’re like me and you don’t really start shopping until December then read on. I have selected my top Irish jewelry gifts from our stunning selection of Celtic Jewelry gifts at The Irish Store. All your favorites are here from the Celtic Cross to the much loved Claddagh. So let’s get started!
Lulu’s Top 10 Irish Jewelry Gifts
1. Connemara Marble Claddagh Ring
We’ll start with our number 1 best selling Claddagh Ring for her. The tale of the Claddagh with its enduring message of love and friendship has stood the test of time. This is an Irish gift for someone very close to your heart but they need not have a romantic connection. Although the original Claddagh ring was a wedding ring and it is often given as a ring of commitment, it also makes a beautifully thoughtful gift of friendship for a dear friend or close family member. This stunning Claddagh ring is beautifully crafted from sterling silver and is hallmarked at Dublin Castle. Best of all, the central heart is made with Connemara Marble, Ireland’s ancient gemstone. Shaped and polished to perfection.
2. Half Pearl Trinity Knot Pendant and Earrings Set
Ireland’s age-old symbol of eternity, the Trinity knot takes centre stage in this gorgeous Celtic jewelry set. The freshwater half pearls give this stunning set a timeless elegance making it wonderfully versatile. The teardrop design is classic and graceful while the craftsmanship is second to none. Hallmarked at Dublin Castle and beautifully gift boxed. Moms, daughters, aunts and grandmas alike will just love to find this under the tree!
3. Mullingar Pewter Trinity Mechanical Pocket Watch
Stuck for a gift idea for him? If he’s a fan of the finest Irish craftsmanship then you won’t go far wrong with this beautiful Irish pocket watch. Mullingar pewter is the makers so you can be assured of the highest quality. They have been continuing the age-old Irish tradition of pewter craft at their workshop in County Westmeath for over 40 years. The classic pocket watch design gets a stunning Celtic makeover with a beautifully detailed Trinity Knot design. It also comes presented in a quintessentially Irish green gift box. One of our most popular Irish jewelry gifts for him. Perfect for Dad and Grandpa!
4. House of Lor Claddagh Earrings
Did you know that Ireland has it’s very own goldmine? Well we do and it lies in the heart of county Tyrone in the north of the country. These stunning Claddagh earrings come from the House of Lor who incorporate a piece of rare Irish gold into all their stunning jewelry pieces. What I love about these earrings is that they have taken the traditional Claddagh design and given it a fresh contemporary look. The combination of sterling silver and pure Irish gold makes for an unforgettable pair of Irish earrings that’s sure to delight that special someone this festive season.
5. Connemara Marble Celtic Tara Brooch
The Tara Brooch has discovered in county Meath in 1850. Dating back to around 700 AD, it is a stunning example of early medieval metalwork and is now housed in the National Museum of Ireland. This iconic national treasure has been a cornerstone of Celtic jewelry design ever since. This beautiful Celtic pin is inspired by this ancient design and features Ireland’s ancient gemstone, Connemara Marble. Quintessentially Irish and sure to be treasured.
6. Mullingar Pewter Claddagh Jewelry Box
She may have all the Irish jewelry gifts she needs but does she have a stunning Irish jewelry box to keep her collection together in style? This beautiful piece comes yet again from the Westmeath workshop of Mullingar Pewter. The Claddagh symbol is beautifully re-created on the lid while the exquisite Celtic designs give a truly vintage feel. It also features a plush red lining. A festive gift for her with a definite wow factor.
7. Claddagh Birthstone Pendant & Earrings Set
Yes, it’s more Claddagh but for good reason! Claddagh jewelry is a by far our number one customer favorite so here’s another winning Irish gift for her. The classic teardrop design of this gorgeous jewelry set features the much loved Claddagh symbol in exquisite detail. Each Claddagh heart features a crystal birthstone of your chosen month which adds a thoughtful personal touch. Crafted in Ireland from sterling silver and hallmarked at Dublin Castle.
8. Celtic Charm Bangle Set of 3
Charm bracelets have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent times so why not treat her to the ultimate Celtic charm bracelet. Actually not just one but 3! Our trio of silvertone bangles features all your favorite Irish symbols and includes the trinity knot, the triskel, the lucky shamrock and of course the Claddagh! There’s also an eye-catching emerald green crystal charm giving a dash of Irish colour.
9. Sterling Silver Claddagh Cufflinks
Here’s another one for the guys. Complete his formal look this festive season with these stunning Irish cufflinks. They feature a beautifully detailed Claddagh design and are crafted in Ireland from sterling silver. A touch of Celtic class for the man in your life.
10. Marcasite & Connemara Marble Celtic Cross
I’m going to end with a true classic. Along with the Claddagh and the Tara Brooch, the Celtic cross remains an icon of Irish jewelry design. Our best-selling Celtic cross pendant is a true show stopper. It beautifully brings together many facets of Celtic jewelry design in one stunning pendant. Firstly, there’s the arms of the cross fashioned in the finest Connemara marble. Next, there’s the 4 beautifully detailed trinity knots linking the arms. Finally there’s the single sparkling marcasite stone giving an eye-catching finishing touch. Expertly crafted in Ireland. An Irish gift for her to be cherished long after the festive season.
So there’s my top 10 Irish jewelry gifts for the festive season. We have a ton of other Irish gifts to choose from so why not keep on shopping the best of Irish below and get that list cleared! Especially now when you can save up to 40% on our Christmas Collection! You can happy be in the knowledge that we will ensure all your gifts will be delivered from our door in Ireland to yours in time for the big day.
Slán go fóill!