The usage of marcasite, a gemstone that is both glossy and has a faint golden sheen, dates back thousands of years in the world of jewelry. Even though it was worn by ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Egyptians, as well as the Incas of South America, and was made trendy by both Queen Victoria and the Art Nouveau movement, marcasite is still a very popular gemstone today.
Monthly Archives: August 2022
- Categories: Irish Jewelry , Interesting Stories , Celtic Jewelry , Jewelry Care , Education
- Categories: Interesting Stories , Celtic Legends , Celtic Jewelry , Blog , Legends and Folklore , Celtic CultureThe many Celtic animal motifs are among the most recognizable elements seen in Irish artwork. The Celts of ancient Ireland utilized the symbolism of animals to make sense of the otherwise incomprehensible natural cycles of the Earth. They did this by calling up the unfathomable powers of these natural creatures and by using the symbolism of animals.
- Aug 16 2022
Authentic Irish Coffee Recipe and History
On the day of Saint Patrick’s Day, the remark that “everyone is Irish” is one that has been heard rather often. We are aware that this is the case, and we also are aware that it is simple to partake in the good fortune of the Irish by first partaking in a delectable dinner and then in a traditional Irish coffee.
- Aug 16 2022
What Makes Up a Full Irish Breakfast?
There is nothing like starting your day off with a traditional Irish Breakfast, especially on vacation. Have you ever been curious about how to cook a full Irish breakfast in the Irish style? You don’t need to search any further! It is quite easy to do, and it is a beautiful way to show appreciation to your loved ones!
- Aug 15 2022
12 Important Celtic Symbols and MeaningsCategories: Irish Jewelry , Interesting Stories , Ireland , Celtic Knot Meanings , Celtic Jewelry , Blog , Education , Legends and Folklore , Celtic Culture
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Celtic symbols and the meanings they represent are deeply ingrained in Irish history and culture. The ancient Celts carried several symbols with them to Ireland, including the Celtic Knot and the Celtic Cross. These symbols date back thousands of years. The following list provides explanations of some of the most well-known Celtic symbols.
- Aug 15 2022
How to Pour and Drink a Pint of GuinnessCategories: Irish Traditions , News , Interesting Stories , St. Patricks Day , Irish Recipes , Ireland , Education , Travel to Ireland , History of IrelandThe act of consuming a Guinness is just as ritualistic as the act of pouring it. The first rule of drinking a pint that has been poured in two stages is that you should wait until the bartender has set it down before you take a sip.
- Categories: Irish Jewelry , Interesting Stories , Celtic Jewelry , Jewelry Care , Blog , Education
The sapphire, which is also known as the September birthstone, is a prized jewel that dates back thousands of years. Despite the fact that the word “sapphire” most often refers to the blue version of the mineral corundum, this birthstone for September is available in a wide range of other hues as well.
- Aug 10 2022
Celebrating the Autumn Equinox Called MabonCategories: Irish Traditions , Interesting Stories , Ireland , Celtic Legends , Blog , Education , Legends and Folklore , Celtic Culture
The Mabon Celtic festival takes place on the Autumn Equinox. Mea’n Fo’mhair is the name that the Druids give to this festival, during which they pay homage to the Green Man, who is considered to be the God of the Forest, by pouring libations for the trees. At this time, it is permissible to make offerings of ciders and wines, as well as herbs and fertilizer. Mabon, like Ostara, is an equinox festival, but unlike Ostara, the emphasis of Mabon is on balance.
- Categories: Irish Traditions , Irish Jewelry , Interesting Stories , Ireland , Celtic Legends , Celtic Jewelry , Education , Legends and Folklore , Celtic Culture
According to Oxford Languages the literal definition of Celtic is is relating to the Celts or their languages, which constitute a branch of the Indo-European family and include Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh, Breton, Manx, Cornish, and several extinct pre-Roman languages such as Gaulish. The term “Celtic” is used to refer to persons who trace their ancestry back to one of the present Celtic territories located in the westernmost parts of Europe.
- Categories: Irish Traditions , Interesting Stories , Ireland , Education , Travel to Ireland , History of IrelandThe Aran Islands are one of the few sites in Ireland that have stayed largely unaltered over the course of centuries. They are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of county Galway and are surrounded by the roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean. These three little islands are a symbol of nearly everything having to do with Irish ancestry, culture, and tradition.