November is a wonderful month. It is cold enough to make you appreciate a warm fire, and you can feel the holiday season just around the corner. Of course, we also celebrate Thanksgiving in November – a wonderful holiday reminding us all of what (and who) we have to be thankful for in our lives.
The birthstone for November is Citrine. From wikipedia:
Citrine is a variety of quartz whose color ranges from a pale yellow to brown due to ferric impurities. Natural citrines are rare; most commercial citrines are heat-treated amethysts or smoky quartzes. However, a heat-treated amethyst will have small lines in the crystal, as opposed to a natural citrine’s cloudy or smokey appearance. It is nearly impossible to tell cut citrine from yellow topaz visually, but they differ in hardness. Brazil is the leading producer of citrine, with much of its production coming from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The name is derived from Latin citrina which means “yellow” and is also the origin of the word “citron.”
This stunning presentation is available in sterling silver as well as 10K and 14K white or yellow gold. Complete with a wonderful presentation box for gift-giving (just like all of our Irish jewelry).
Another very popular option is the Claddagh ring with November birthstone.
A lot of people of Irish descent wear the Claddagh ring. What is more perfect than a Claddagh ring with your birthstone set as the heart?
Last, but certainly not least, consider a pair of beautiful November birthstone Claddagh earrings.
Like the Claddagh birthstone ring and pendant, these earrings are available in your choice of sterling silver or gold.
Whatever you’re looking for in Irish jewelry, be sure to visit us at CelticByDesign.com for the very best selection and prices. We’re proud to bring your the finest jewelry from our home country of Ireland!
These gorgeous Celtic Warrior Shield earrings are the perfect accessory for any Irish wardrobe! Would make a wonderful Irish jewelry gift for that strong Irish woman in your like who is befitting of the title Celtic Warrior.
These Celtic Warrior earrings are inspired by the designs found on the Ardagh Chalice, which was discovered buried in a field by two boys harvesting potatoes in 1868. Although the value and importance of the Chalice was unclear at that time, it is now (thankfully) recognized as one of the most spectacular pieces of 8th century metalwork ever discovered. It currently resides at the National Museum of Ireland.
Each of these Irish earrings is presented with a diamond shape, and is handcrafted from sterling silver in Dublin, Ireland. To give the two-tone look and contrast, the shield is made from 18K gold. Before being sent to you, it is required under Irish law that each one be submitted to the Assay Office at Dublin Castle for inspection and hallmarking. This has been a requirement under Irish law since 1637. Should any piece of jewelry not pass this verification it is smashed and returned to the manufacturer. The hallmark therefore, serves as an assurance of quality and authenticity.
These Celtic earrings are presented in a luxurious two-piece presentation box. This makes giving the gift of fine Irish jewelry ever so simple! Gift wrap is also available upon request.
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The Celtic Warrior jewelry collection was inspired by one of Ireland’s most valuable national treasures – the Ardagh Chalice. Found in a field by two men digging for potatoes in 1868, the chalice and other artifacts from the Ardagh hoard are now housed at the National Museum of Ireland. The chalice is widely recognized as one of the finest pieces of 8th century metalwork ever discovered.
This beautiful collection of Celtic Warrior bracelets and bangles truly features craftsmanship of times long gone by. The collection consists of bracelets, solid sterling bangles, as well as wire bangles. Round shield designs are available in several different sizes. Oval and diamond-shaped shields are also available. In addition, some sterling silver pieces include an 18K gold bead in the center for a wonderful two-tone look. There truly is a piece of Celtic warrior wristwear for any taste!
Shown to the left is the Celtic Warrior Oval bracelet in the sterling silver and 18K gold two-tone presentation. The center of each disk features a solid 18K gold bead. All bracelets use a lobster claw clasp, while the bangles utilize hook or snap type clasps.
While the two-tone presentations are certainly stunning, the elegance of sterling silver is also sure to lead to compliment after compliment. The Warrior wire bangles are an excellent example of that!
Each fine bracelet or bangle from the Celtic Warrior series is crafted by artisan goldsmiths in Dublin, Ireland. Before completion, each is also presented to the Assay Office at Dublin Castle for verification of metal fineness and hallmarking. This is your assurance of authenticity and quality. The requirement for hallmarking of all fine metals has been law in Ireland since 1637.