St Patrick's Day is just around the corner!
What began as a religious feast day in the 17th century has evolved into a variety of celebrations across the globe celebrating Irish culture with parades, music, dancing and a whole lot of green!
Here’s some interesting facts for you -
~ Wearing green, eating green food and even drinking green beer, is said to commemorate St Patrick's use of the shamrock - although blue was the original colour.
~ Popular Irish toasts on St Patrick's Day, include: ‘may the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.’
~ Dublin has a parade that attracts hundreds of thousands of people, while in Chicago the river is dyed green for a few hours.
~ The biggest parade is normally held in New York, while the largest celebration in the southern hemisphere is in Sydney, Australia.
On JewelStreet we have many Irish designers with stunning jewellery.
These pieces have an urban feel that symbolises Dublin’s fascinating past while still being elegant and sophisticated. Inspired by the shapes and contours of the city.
Read our interview with her HERE.
After several years working for other jewellery brands, Ger felt it was the right time to launch her own line of contemporary jewellery. Working out of her studio in Dublin, Ger prides herself on keeping precious metals in their natural state (no plating) and using unique, hand cut gemstones.
We spent 5 mins with Ger Breslin > Read it here.
Irish designer Chloe Townsend learnt the craft of jewellery making in Rome. Each individual stone used in Willow & Clo's jewellery has been carefully hand selected by Chloe and hand cut to perfectly fit each discrete piece.
Read more about Willow and Clo HERE.
We all love a good celebration… so why not treat yourself to a piece of jewellery to mark the occasion? They are all very versatile too, so no need to just wear it on that one special day. These pieces will easily become part of your everyday collection.
Here are some of our hand picked faves:
Four Leaf Clover Necklace | Mother Of Pearl Clover Necklace | Irish 6 Pence Gold Plated Coin
Fleur Ring | Gold Trio Of Clover Ring
Willow Clover Bracelet | Geo Striped Clover Hinge Bangle | Silver Field Of Clover Cuff
Rose Clover Earrings | Gypsy Clover Hoop Earrings
If you fancy embracing the classic green theme we have also picked our faves for you too, don't worry!
Trevo Green Earrings | Green Goddess Headpiece | Amazon Ring
Emerald & Diamond Tassel Necklace | Emerald 9kt Gold Checkerboard Drop Earrings
Emerald is also the birthstone of May - so grab yourself something with this beautiful gem for yourself or as a birthday gift NOW.
Enjoy your St Patrick's Day!!