Hi everyone. So last week it was all about the Aran sweater and its newfound fame. This week it’s all about the Irish jewelry especially with Valentine’s Day just around the corner! What better way to show your love to that someone special than by sending them a beautifully crafted piece of Celtic jewelry. Here at The Irish Store, we have a stunning collection of Irish Pendants, claddagh rings, Irish bracelets and Irish earrings so you’re bound to find the perfect gift from Ireland for your Valentine!
So before we get to my top Irish jewelry picks, I thought we should remind ourselves of the uniquely Irish connection to St. Valentine.
St.Valentine-The Irish Connection
You would easily walk past The Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street in Dublin. It is something of a hidden gem in the city. It is home to many shrines of many saints. One of these shrines is to that of St.Valentine.
So why a shrine to St.Valentine in a Dublin Church? Because here lie the remains of the Italian saint! Pope Gregory XVI gave the gift of the remains to the church in 1836 following a visit to Rome by the Carmelite priest, Father John Spratt. Every February 14, engaged couples attend a mass there which also includes a blessing of rings.
My Top Valentine Jewelry Gifts
1. Silver Connemara Marble Claddagh Ring
It doesn’t get much more romantic than the iconic Claddagh. Ireland’s age-old symbol of love. The heart for love, the hands for friendship and the crown for loyalty. The perfect Irish gift for her this Valentine’s Day.
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 centrepiece of this beautiful ring. The band features an exquisitely woven Celtic knot design and is beautifully crafted from sterling silver.
2. The Celtic Warrior Bangle
So next up we have our 5-star rated top-selling Irish bracelet with an undeniable wow-factor. This stands out a piece of Irish Jewelry is from the renowned Celtic Warrior Collection. The intricate designs pay homage to Ireland’s 8th-century treasure, the Ardagh Chalice and feature stunning rolled gold edging. Crafted in Ireland by skilled goldsmiths and hallmarked at Dublin Castle.
3. Half Pearl Trinity Knot Pendant and Earrings Set
Romantic freshwater half pearls combine with beautifully crafted silver trinity knots Ireland’s ancient symbol of eternity. This stunning jewelry set exudes effortless Celtic elegance.
4. Ogham My Soulmate Pendant 18k Gold
If you’ve found your soulmate then this is the perfect gift for them this Valentine’s Day. The silver ingot features the words “My Soulmate” in 18-carat gold ancient Ogham writing on one side. Turn the pendant over to reveal the Gaelic translation “Mo Anam Cara” is beautifully inscribed detail.
5. Mullingar Pewter Trinity Mechanical Pocket Watch
So last but not least it’s one for the guys. This stunning Celtic watch comes from the master craftspeople at Mullingar Pewter. For nearly 50 years they have been keeping the ancient art of pewter craft alive at their studio in County Westmeath. Give him a never to be forgotten Valentine’s gift with this stunning timepiece.
Well, that’s my top picks but there’s so much more to choose from in our extensive Irish jewelry collection. Order today in time for Valentine’s Day delivery!
Slán go fóill!