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Celtic Warrior Shield Earrings – Diamond-Shaped With 18K Gold Shield

Celtic Warrior Earrings in Sterling Silver with 18K GoldThese 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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Celtic Warrior Shield Bracelets and Bangles

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.

Celtic Warrior Oval Bracelet

Oval Celtic Warrior Bracelet

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.

Sterling Silver Celtic Warrior Wire Bangle

Celtic Warrior Wire Bangle in Sterling Silver

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.