Monthly Archives: October 2010

Belleek "Himself" Coffee Mug

This stunning Himself Coffee Mug from Belleek is the perfect Irish gift for that special man in your life.  Imported directly from Ireland, this classic tea and coffee mug features Belleek’s world famous basketweave pattern on the beautiful china.  This mug is further accented with handpainted shamrocks and the word “Himself”.  Truly a wonderful gift for any man of Irish descent!

Belleek Pottery has been making stunning pieces of china since 1863, and the craftsmanship is known the world over.  The parian china made by Belleek is a prized possession, and has been used as gifts for both nobility and royalty.

CelticByDesign.com carries a full range of beautiful Belleek items, so you’re sure to find the perfect Belleek Irish gift for any occasion.  Visit our Belleek department today – we are sure you’ll not be disappointed!

Emerald-Set Celtic Cross Irish Jewelry

A Celtic Cross is one of those “must have” pieces of Irish jewelry for descendants of the Emerald Isle.  There are few better reminders of our roots and heritage than these treasured symbols.  Although often associated with Christianity, these crosses actually pre-date it.  That said, most of the remaining exmples of these crosses were commissioned and placed by Christians.  

This beautiful Celtic Cross is set with an emerald at the intersection for a stunning presentation.  The cross is embellished with lovely never-ending Celtic knotwork.  These lovely pieces are handcrafted in Dublin, Ireland, and each piece is hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle. 

At CelticByDesign.com, we have a huge variety of Irish jewelry and Irish gifts that are perfect for any gift-giving occasion.  Be sure to visit with us and see all that we have to offer!

October Birthstone Claddagh Ring, Pendant, & Earrings

While the weather might be cooling outside, the beauty of our  Claddagh birthstone jewelry is definitely not!  October’s birthstone is the stunning Pink Tourmaline.  Tourmaline comes in a variety of colors that are derived from the interaction of various metals with the crystal.  For pink, the influence is generally lithium.  Tourmaline is considered a semi-precious stone, and the name originates from Sri Lanka. 

The gift of a piece of Claddagh birthstone jewelry is always appropriate and appreciated – even if it just for yourself!  These beautifully hand-crafted pieces are available in sterling silver, 10K yellow gold, 14K yellow or white gold, and 18K yellow or white gold.  There is a choice to perfectly fit into any budget!


Each of these wonderful pieces handcrafted in Dublin, Ireland, and then hallmarked at Dublin Castle

View our entire range of Claddagh birthstone jewelry to find jewelry for the other 11 months of the year.  We have arranged this category by month to help you find exactly what you need.  Once you are viewing the product itself, you will see selection boxes for the metal type that you would like, and in the case of Claddagh rings, for the size needed.  Visit CelticByDesign.com for all your Irish gift and Irish Jewelry needs!