For the large Irish Diaspora in the United States, celtic symbolism is often seen as unique way of celebrating Irish heritage and ancestry. The US Migration Policy Institute estimates that there are approximately 39.6 million people living in the United States who claim to have full or partial Irish ancestry. The Irish have long been associated […]
When we think of gift giving two dates for the diary, in particular, stand out during the month March, namely Mother’s Day and the less traditional gift giving occasion but just as fun filled for the millions of Irish Diaspora across the world… St. Patrick’s Day. Ireland’s national holiday not only sees much of the island stop and […]
In our previous post we started to look into the rich history and the meaning of Celtic jewelry evolving from their origins as pagan symbols through to important elements of the Christian faith, and today as popular fashion accessories. Previously, we looked at the meaning behind the Trinity and Celtic knot, the Celtic spiral and St. Brigid’s Cross when […]
For those with Irish roots or even with no direct link to Ireland then celtic jewelry has become a popular fashion accessory to compliment any outfit. But what do the various symbols of celtic jewelry actually mean? and how did these symbols evolve? Celtic jewelry in Ireland has been traced back to the period between 2000 […]
For many of Irish decent, the month of March has two significant dates for the diary namely Mother’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day. Both days hold significant importance for differing reasons but can also be marked with a suitable Irish gift whether its traditional, quirky or more contemporary.
It is hard to believe but the first month of 2016 has almost come and gone as attention turns to the fast approaching month of February. For many February turns thoughts towards the first big gift buying event of the year with Valentine’s Day on the horizon of couples across the globe. It is easy […]
For many it’s a time for ghosts and pumpkins as the ‘frightful’ Halloween season is upon us. It’s also a time of the year when store fronts and retail areas begin their festive transformation as the busy Christmas period fast approaches. Halloween often signals a time at which many people turn their attention to the task of Christmas shopping. […]
The Claddagh ring holds a special place in Irish culture and represents the unity, love and loyalty between two people while also embellishing ones ties to Ireland. The Irish Diaspora stretches across the globe and has continued to grow during the recent global economic downturn which saw a new generation of Irish forced to take the option […]
When we think of celtic jewelry, the Claddagh often comes to mind and has been worn by generations living in Ireland and overseas.
In our last blog post we began to delve into the history and evolving style of celtic jewelry for men over the ages which, contrary to common belief, has often matched that of female’s jewelry with its own unique style and craftsmanship. Emerging during the Bronze Age, men’s celtic jewelry continually evolved throughout that period and onto the Middle […]