St. Patrick's day is just a few days away so what better way to prepare than with some St. Patrick's Day estate jewelry! When you think of St. Patrick's Day, the first thing you think of might be green bagels and beverages, endless t-shirts that say "Kiss Me I'm Irish", and the famous St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston. With shamrocks, leprechauns, claddagh rings and more, there are many ways to show off your Irish roots.
St. Patrick's Day is a big holiday celebrated by many here in New England, and authentic Irish roots are irrelevant on March 17th! The best way we celebrate and show our Irish pride is by breaking out every piece of green clothing and jewelry we have. This is why we decided to put together a St. Patrick's Day themed collection as well as a little bit of the day's history to get you in the holiday mood. Read on below for our hand-picked selection of estate jewelry perfect for St. Patrick's Day!
Shop Now: 14K Yellow Gold Estate Leprechaun Charm, $130 || 18K Yellow Gold Estate Green Quartz and Diamond 4 Leaf Clover Pin, $1,450 || Roberto Coin 18K Yellow Gold Estate Diamond Clover Chic and Shine Bracelet, $2,025 || 14K Yellow Gold Estate Emerald and Diamond Clover Pin, $550
St. Patrick's Day originated as a Religiously oriented holiday, beginning as a religious feast honoring St. Patrick (the Patron Saint of Ireland), which explains the meaning behind the shamrock's origin. The word "shamrock" comes from the Irish word seamróg, which translates to “little clover”. Many believe that the three-leaf clover was what St. Patrick used to describe the Holy Trinity (God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit), as he taught Christianity to pagans in Ireland. You've heard of the luck of the Irish and the shamrock is a big part of that, as it is known today to be a token of good luck and fortune. Shamrocks and clovers are a large part of Irish history and tradition and in Ireland, and it is even considered lucky to "drown" the shamrock in whiskey. Now, the shamrock is still very much a significant secular symbol of the Irish holiday and is worn by many on St. Patrick's Day - Irish or not!
Shop Now: 14K Yellow Gold Estate Claddagh Charm, $260 || 14K Yellow Gold Estate Claddagh Ring, $315 || 14K White Gold Estate Claddagh Cross, $240 || 14K Yellow Gold Estate Claddagh Hoops, $95 || 14K Yellow Gold Estate Claddagh Ring, $225
The claddagh symbol is all about love, loyalty, and friendship. The heart represents love, the crown on top is for loyalty and the two hands are a symbol of friendship. When it comes to claddagh rings - known as the most popular of claddagh jewelry - it can be worn on either hand and whichever finger, depending on each individual meaning. Different sources may say different things but many believe that if you are single, you should wear the claddagh ring on your right hand with the heart facing outwards to show that you are open to love. If in a relationship, you should wear it on your right hand with the heart pointed inwards to indicate that your heart is taken. And there is even a place for your claddagh ring if you are engaged or married. If engaged, you should wear the ring on your left hand with the heart pointing out, and if married, the ring should be worn on your left hand with the heart facing in. Whether you wear the claddagh symbol as a ring on either hand, or you simply wear some claddagh earrings or a claddagh pin, there's no better way to show your love for the Irish than with a claddagh symbol on St. Patrick's Day!
Shop Now: 14K Yellow Gold Estate Emerald and Diamond Ring, $2,800 || 14K Yellow Gold Estate Chrome Green Diopside and Diamond Earrings, $520 || 14K Yellow Gold Estate Jadeite Ring, $210 || 14K Yellow Gold Estate Peridot and Diamond Earrings, $360
What would St. Patrick's day be without a whole lot of green? It just wouldn't be the same. Emerald is the first gemstone you may think of when it comes to green but there is also peridot, jade, quartz, and green diopside as shown in the earrings above. Some stones like garnet or sapphire might even surprise you as they too have been known to be green. There are many meanings behind the color green for St. Patrick's Day - most likely having to do with the Irish flag or Ireland's widely known nickname, the Emerald Isle. All the more reason to sport your best emerald jewelry! There is even a legend that says wearing green on St. Patrick's day will make you invisible to Leprechauns - and if you don't wear green, they will give you a pinch. So if you need a little luck in your life or you want to avoid a pinch, some green on St. Patrick's Day definitely couldn't hurt!