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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claddagh Birthstone Jewelry For June – Alexandrite

Few pieces of Irish jewelry are as well-recognized as pieces based upon the Irish Claddagh.  Birthstone jewelry is certainly no exception.  Featuring Alexandrite as the heart, this Claddagh birthstone jewelry is perfect for any special girl or woman with a June birthday.  

Alexandrite is a certain type of the gemstone Chrysoberyl.  Alexandrite has the unusual property of changing colors depending upon the light source and/or viewing direction.

Claddagh birthstone jewelry is available as a pendant, Claddagh ring, or Claddagh earrings in your choice of sterling silver, yellow or white gold.

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April Birthstone Claddagh Ring & Jewelry

April’s birthstone is the beautiful cubic zirconia. You’ll find this wonderful stone set into the heart of our April birthstone Claddagh ring. The Irish Claddagh ring is an ancient design, and each part of the ring symbolizes a different meaning. The heart symbolizes love, the hands symbolize friendship, and the crown represents loyalty.

Whether you are looking for a silver birthstone Claddagh ring or a gold birthstone Claddagh ring, CelticByDesign.com has both. Our rings are available in sterling silver, as well as 10K, 14K, and 18K white or yellow gold.

Don’t forget that we also offer the matching April birthstone Claddagh pendant and the April birthstone Claddagh earrings for a wonderfully coordinated ensemble. As with all of our Irish pendants, the pendant includes an 18” bell chain in matching metal type and color. The Claddagh earrings include hinged earring clasps.

Each piece of Irish jewelry is handcrafted in Ireland, and also hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle. This is your assurance of authenticity and quality. Whatever your Irish gift or Irish jewelry needs, be sure to visit us at CelticByDesign.com. You’ll not be disappointed!

October Birthstone Claddagh Ring

With another month comes the opportunity to show one of our favorite Irish gifts. Pink Tourmaline is the stone in the October birthstone Claddagh ring. These beautiful rings are crafted in Dublin, Ireland and each one is hallmarked at Dublin Castle.

They are available in sterling silver, as well as white and yellow gold. 10K, 14K, and 18K grades are all available. They are the perfect gift for a loved one.

These rings are custom-made and available just a few short weeks after ordering. Each ring is wonderfully presented in a ring box. The gift of a Claddagh birthstone ring is guaranteed to never disappoint!