Category Archives: Birthstone Jewelry

Claddagh Birthstone Jewelry – Citrine For November

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.”

Our Claddagh birthstone jewelry is a wonderful way to wear your birthstone and proudly display your Irish heritage!   The November Claddagh birthstone pendant is a classic example of this.

November Claddagh Birthstone Pendant Necklace

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.

November Birthstone Claddagh Ring

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.

Claddagh Earrings November Birthstone

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!

 

April Birthstone Claddagh Ring & Jewelry

March Birthstone Claddagh RingOne of our most thoughtful Irish gifts to give is a Birthstone Claddagh Ring or another wonderful beautiful piece of Claddagh Birthstone Jewelry.  These are the perfect Irish gift for Mom or that special lady in your life!

Each month of the year features a unique birthstone mounted into the Claddagh design.  Birthstones have been used throughout civilization for centuries.  Over the years, various organizations have attempted to standardize the birthstone for each month.  For the most part, this has been relatively successful, though regional differences and alternatives do exist.

March Birthstone Claddagh Pendant

April is no exception to the beautiful array of stones used in this jewelry collection and features the Cubic Zirconia.  This is available as a ring, pendant, or earrings.  Each stone is presented as an integral part of the Irish Claddagh symbol.  The hands represent friendship, the crown stands for loyalty, and the heart shows love.  The Claddagh is an old Irish symbol dating back to the beginning of the 18th century.  It is associated with a goldsmith by the name of Richard Joyce from (what is now) the city of Galway.

 

March Birthstone Claddagh Earrings

As a young boy, Joyce had been taken into slavery by Algerian pirates and subsequently sold to a goldsmith in Tangiers.  It was there that he learned his trade.  Some years later, King William III of England forced Algeria to release all slaves subject to British rule.  As such, Joyce was eventually repatriated to Ireland, and returned to Galway.  It was there that Joyce was said to have crafted the first Claddagh ring (although there remains some dispute to this day regarding which Irish goldsmith had the most influence upon its design).

 

Lovingly handcrafted in Dublin, each piece is hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle before being shipped to you.  Each stunning piece of jewelry is available in your choice of fine metal – sterling silver, 10K yellow gold, 14K yeallow gold, or 14K white gold.

Visit us online at www.celticbydesign.com for all of your Irish gift and Irish jewelry needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October Birthstone Claddagh Pendant

With a warm color that is perfect for Fall, October’s birthstone is Pink Tourmaline.  This beautiful crystal was first brought to Europe from Sri Lanka, and has remained a favorite ever since.  Housed in a beautiful Claddagh pendant, this fine piece of Irish jewelry is a great addition to the collection of anyone born in October.

Each pendant is handcrafted in Ireland, and is hallmarked at Dublin Castle just before final polishing.  The hallmark is your assurance of authenticity and quality.  Presented in a wonderful jewelry box.