March 17 is a special day in the year, everywhere there are an Irish people. This is not only the national holiday of Ireland, but it is also a celebration of Patrick, the national saint of Ireland. In Ireland itself, as well as in hundreds of cities in the United States, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with great fanfare. Pubs serve green beer, people wear green clothes, and everywhere you can see jewelry and other items based on symbols and figures reminiscent of Irish culture and customs.
Irish jewelry themes are certainly appropriate to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. Jewelers carry any items formed like shamrocks, Celtic crosses, dwarfs and images of the saint himself. St. Patrick is credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and, as the legend says, he drove all the snakes away – so now no snake can be found in all of Ireland. Gold pendants and medals featuring the saint are very popular among Irish and those of Irish descent who live in other countries.
The versatility of gold lends itself well to jewelry design. Elements can be made from pure gold or use gold as a background for more attractive gemstones such as diamonds and emeralds. Actor Colin Farrell, the son of Ireland, is known for his trademark of gold jewelry.
Emeralds are a particularly popular stones in Saint Patrick’s Day jewelry. The color reminds of Ireland, which is also known as the Emerald Isle. Perhaps that’s why many couples who married during St. Patrick’s Day, as their wedding rings are encrusted with diamonds and emeralds – especially those with Irish blood passes through their veins.
Of course, there are jewelry that are specific to men and women. Wearing a pair of gold clover or diamond cufflinks is a pleasant and discreet way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at a formal dinner. Women can wear adorable claddagh bangles or an ankle during the special day. Many jewelers also offer bracelets for children, which are decorated with Shamrock and Leprechaun charms.
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