Monthly Archives: December 2010

Celtic Warrior Shield Wedding Bands

One of our favorite Irish wedding bands is the Celtic Warrior wedding band series.  These stunning bands are inspired by the beautiful Celtic artwork found on one of Ireland;s treasures – the Ardagh Chalice.  This wonderful chalice is from the 8th century, and is likened to the Book of Kells in importance to Celtic history.  The chalice, along with a number of other important Celtic artifacts, were found by two boys digging in a field in 1868.

There is a Celtic Warrior band to fit every budget.  These bands are available in sterling silver, 10K yellow gold, 14K yellow gold, and 14K white gold.  Additionally, these rings are available in 14K two-tone gold.  For the extra-special ring, there are also stone-set option like the band pictured.  On that two-tone gold wedding band, the shield has been replaced with a diamond to make for a truly spectacular presentation!

Each of these stunning Irish wedding bands is handcrafted in Dublin, and then hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle.  This hallmark is your assurance of quality and authenticity.  It has also been a legal requirement of all Irish jewelry for centuries. 

Irish Gifts For Men

A question asked with regularity is what are good Irish gifts for men?  Well, there’s no easy answer to this question, but buying a gift for a man is not that difficult!  Mainly it will involve determining some of his likes, dislikes, and interests.

However, we can certainly look at some ideas, and I’ll bet that you’ll find at least one that will work for you! 

If this man likes to sample Irish whiskey every now and then, one of our genuine Celtic whiskey measures might be just the thing.  For example, this Tullamore whiskey measure would make a great Irish gift for a man that enjoyed this brand of Irish whiskey.  If Tullamore Dew is not his favorite whiskey, we have other brands available.  You may also consider a whiskey flask if the man is better known to you than just a casual acquaintance.

If you are close to this man (family member, boyfriend, husband), then a piece of beautiful Irish jewelry might be appropriate.  We have a wide selection of Men’s Irish jewelry including Celtic Warrior Shield cuff links, Men’s Claddagh rings, tie-tacs, personalized family shield jewelry, and more.  Irish jewelry always holds a special place in the heart. 

If all else fails, don’t be afraid to ask for suggestions from the man himself.  You can also do this discreetly though, if you have time on your side.  Just remain attentive, and bring up various ideas in the course of normal conversation.  You should quickly get a good feel for his likes and tastes.  If you have any other suggestions or questions, please let us know!

Belleek Piggy Bank With Irish Flair!

Children can learn about the value of money and their Irish heritage at the same time.  One of my favorite Irish gifts from Belleek Pottery is this wonderful Piggy Bank.  Children just love it, and it serves a practical purpose as well.

The Belleek Piggy Bank is made from the same fine Parian china that Belleek is so well-known for.  The uniquly Irish design and hand decorated detail are what really separate Belleek from their imitators.

With its handpainted shamrocks and pink blush snout, this piggy bank is the perfect way to save loose change for that special purchase or goal.  The piggy bank measures 6″ x 6″ x 4″ and is the perfect size for a bedroom shelf or display cabinet.

A charming idea that one customer had was to fill the piggy bank with coins from the year of the child’s birth.  We thought that was a really great idea for a newborn!  In all, the Belleek piggy bank is a wonderfully charming Irish gift for that special child.  They will certainly grow to love it!