Over a thousand years ago, Monataries and Churches in Ireland were plundered by Viking settlers for the silver and gold that they contained.
In what is now known as Dublin’s Temple Bar area, skilled metalworkers worked these precious metals into a variety of stunning armlets, brooches, and rings. One of the most common pieces made was the Irish ringed-pin, which was used as a fastener for cloaks.
Brian Boru eventually drove the Vikings from Ireland after the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. However, much of the Viking heritage. In the 20th century, excavations at Wood Quay unearthed artifacts from that time. The jewelry and artifacts found served as the inspiration for the stunning Wood Quay Jewelry Collection.
Each piece from this beautiful collection is presented in oxidized sterling silver. The center shield is also available in your choice of silver, 18K gold, or as a green glass stone. All Irish jewelry is handmade in Ireland and is hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle.
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One of our favorite ranges of Irish jewelry is the Claddagh birthstone series. The range comprises of Claddagh pendants, rings, and earrings which are available is sterling silver, as well as your choice of gold.
Perhaps no other piece of Irish jewelry is as recognizable os Claddagh jewelry. It is known the world over, as it Ireland’s reputation for quality. To ensure authenticity, each piece of Irish jewelry is hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle.
One of the most unique attributes of Alexandrite is the fact that this gemstone will often change color or hue based upon the ambient light conditions and the viewing angle. This beautiful gemstone makes up the heart in each of these jewelry pieces for the month of June.
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If you are looking for ideas for some great Irish Christmas gifts this year, then CelticByDesign.com is definitely the right place to go. We have a wide assortment of Irish gifts to fit all tastes and budgets. From Irish home accents to Irish jewelry, we’ve got you covered.
With the approach of Advent, we have some wonderful Irish Advent wreaths and votive holders available.
Celtic Knot Advent Wreath
Wonderful Celtic Advent wreath is adorned with Celtic knotwork, symbolizing eternity. Made of hardy resin, with brass-colored candle cups. There are felt pads on the underside to protect your furniture. Ceremony pamphlet included.
Bethlehem Advent Votive Candleholder
Unique Advent votive holder is crafted from resin with the look of real sandstone. Depicting a familiar Christmas scene, this votive holder includes both the votive cups and candles in colors to coordinate with the tradition of Advent.
Stone Look Celtic Knot Advent Wreath
The unending Celtic knotwork motif on this beautiful Advent wreath symbolizes eternity. Felt pads on bottom to protect your furniture. Complete with taper candles and Advent ceremony pamphlet is included.
Angel Advent Candle Votive Holder
Wonderful angel candle votive holder is elegantly designed in painted wrought iron and resin. Complete with clear votive cups and four colored votive candles.
No matter your tastes, you;re sure to find the perfect Advent wreath or votive for your Irish home. CelticByDesign.com has literally hundreds of great Irish gifts and jewelry available to make this Christmas the best ever!
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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!