Hi Everyone. I hope you all had a good week. This week, I’m continuing my series of summer gift guides. The perfect excuse to showcase our finest offerings from The Irish Store. We’re dedicated to bringing you only the very best and this week the spotlight falls on Celtic jewelry. From the Claddagh to the Celtic cross, Celtic jewelry has a rich and ancient history and is hugely popular the world over. There’s nothing like giving a beautiful piece of handcrafted Irish jewelry to make an occasion really special. So if you have an anniversary or birthday coming up and you’re looking for the perfect gift, then read on for some inspiration!
Lulu’s Top 5 Celtic Jewelry Gifts
1. Marcasite & Connemara Marble Celtic Cross
So I’ve started with our number one 5 star rated customer favorite and it’s easy to see why!
The legend goes that St Patrick saw a pagan standing stone engraved with a circle. The circle was a representation of the moon goddess. St. Patrick then marked the stone with a cross to create the Celtic cross as we know it today.
This stunning pendant is a beautiful recreation of this iconic emblem of Ireland.The arms are carved from 900 million year old Connemara Marble, and are linked by 4 delicate Trinity knots. Beautifully finished with a single marcasite stone at the center.
Handcrafted in Ireland from sterling silver and hallmarked at Dublin Castle. An unmistakably Irish gift that is sure to be treasured for a lifetime.
2. Half Pearl Trinity Knot Pendant and Earrings Set
A truly stunning gift for her and yet another customer favourite.
The gorgeous combination of graceful freshwater pearls and sterling silver make this Irish pendant and earrings set a real winner. Classically elegant and beautifully crafted.
The Trinity knot dates back to pagan times. It is said to represent many things that are threefold, including the Holy Trinity. The Trinity knot continues to inspire Irish jewelry design while remaining an enduring Celtic symbol of eternity.
3. Mullingar Pewter Trinity Pocket Watch
So we can’t do a top Celtic jewelry gift list without something for the guys! This quintessentially Irish timepiece breathes Celtic life into a vintage classic. Give him a never to be forgotten Irish gift with this stunning men’s pocket watch. Handcrafted by the renowned Mullingar Pewter in County Westmeath.
4. Connemara Marble Tara Brooch
So next we have a true classic. This stunning Celtic pin draws inspiration from one of Ireland’s iconic treasures. The Tara Brooch was discovered in the 19th century and dates back to 700 A.D. It is a stunning example of early Celtic art. This recreation features accents of genuine Connemara Marble while the craftsmanship is second to none.
5. Silver Connemara Marble Claddagh Ring
So many of you would say that I’ve saved the best to last because I’m going to end with the much-loved Claddagh ring and here is our top selling 5-star favourite!
The enchanting tale of the Claddagh ring began in the tiny fishing village of the same name in County Galway over 300 years ago when an Irish goldsmith fashioned a ring for his sweetheart while in captivity. The age old message of the heart for love, the hands of friendship and the crown of loyalty is still as potent today and remains an iconic symbol of Ireland.
This stunning ladies Claddagh ring features Ireland’s ancient gemstone, Connemara Marble. 900 million years in the making, no two pieces are the same and the eye-catching green marble stone forms the centerpiece of this beautiful ring. The band features an exquisitely woven Celtic knot design and is beautifully crafted from sterling silver.
Well I hope that little taster has given you some gift-giving inspiration, or maybe it’s time to give yourself a treat. Continue shopping our full range below and don’t forget to use BLOG10 at the checkout to get a 10% discount sitewide!
See you next time,
Slán go fóill!