The Celtic cross is a variant of the Christian cross that first appeared in Ireland, France, and Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages. It is distinguished by the presence of a nimbus or ring.
Jewelry Guides & Education Our goal at The Irish Jewelry Company is to equip you with a piece of Irish Jewelry to treasure always. By educating you on Irish culture and customs and about jewelry. Through our educational posts on culture, jewelry and even our buyer, and style guides based on our thirty years in the jewelry industry we hope to help you make informed decisions on buying our jewelry.
- May 15 2022There are a variety of styles of Irish dancing, such as Irish Stepdancing, Ceili Dancing as well as Irish Set Dancing and this post will attempt to cover all of them in detail while also providing you with a wide variety of additional dance information.
- May 14 2022The Irish had the concept that fairies were the reincarnation souls of deceased people who had returned to earth to provide knowledge and warnings. In Wales, fairies were referred to as Tylwyth Teg. Unlike the traditional depiction of fairies, locals in Wales thought that these “ancestor” spirits stood more than 6 feet tall.
- Have you noticed that your Sterling Silver ring has become black or tarnished? Is there a black or green mark on your finger from the ring? There are many chemicals in in every day use and products that can causing tarnishing or green finger. Here are a few probable reasons, as well as some measures you may take to fix the problem.
- Feb 24 2022Discover the History of Ireland Collection Meaning. As we take you on a tour through Ireland's history, you will learn about the significance of each of the 12 symbols.... From the carvings seen on Celtic high crosses around Ireland, going back to the 5th century, Irish silversmith Michael Hillard was inspired to produce the first History of Ireland series, which was first introduced in 1970. Since then, the designs have developed, becoming more modern, but the designer's inspiration and message have remained, serving as a permanent reminder of our collective past. - The pieces in this collection are handmade in sterling silver and have been Irish hallmarked by the assay office at Dublin Castle, as seen below.
- Education, Benefits, Purchasing, and the Newest Styles. Lab-grown diamonds vs. natural diamonds. They both look fabulous and can last forever. What’s the difference between them?
- Discover the fascinating history of the ancient Celtic Tree of Life emblem, as well as the uplifting message of regeneration and renewal it contains. The emblem may be found throughout Celtic history, religion, and cultural traditions. The meaning of the Celtic Tree of Life is considered to signify equilibrium and harmony. The Ancient Celts referred to the Tree of Life as crann bethadh, and they thought that it had magical properties.
- Feb 20 2022As we near the magical Irish celebration of St. Patrick's Day, it is important to get all your ducks, I mean shamrocks in a row. Because it's literally time to get your green on folks.
- St. Patrick's Day commemorates the feast day of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, as observed by the Roman Catholic Church. St. Patrick passed away on March 17, 461 in Ireland. You may not have realized it, but he wasn't even Irish. Here are some interesting facts about St. Patrick, as well as some history about his feast day.
- Feb 20 2022Throughout time, gemstones have been connected with certain religious and cultural practices. After World War II, diamonds gained popular as engagement rings, although an Emerald or Ruby as an anniversary gift has been around since the Middle Ages. Over the years, the rituals and reasons for giving gemstones have evolved, but one tradition has remained constant: the giving of jewels to loved ones.