What is the meaning of St. Brigid’s Cross? The first day February each year is a special date in the Irish calendar and marks St. Brigid’s Day and is traditionally seen at the start of spring in Ireland. For centuries it has been customary on the eve of her Feast Day for the Irish people […]
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 […]
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.
A collection of inexpensive Irish gift ideas that might make the perfect Christmas gift this year.
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 […]
Men’s jewelry is often the forgotten gift idea in comparison to the celtic jewelry for women. There are many reasons for this of course, women often have a far greater interest in style and beauty than the average male which is reflected in the frequency and expenditure on fashion and stylish accessories. Ranging from ornate […]
The process of choosing the perfect gift for women can be separated into a number categories, whether that lady is a member of the family, a close fiend, a lover or wife with a wide variety of Irish gifts to choose from. Whether you lean towards some personalized celtic jewelry, a unique piece of Irish crystal or a […]