Go green this St Patrick's Day!
On 17 March we celebrate St Patrick's Day, the feast day of our patron Saint. St Patrick's Day is celebrated all over the world. Festival 2022 will be a landmark celebration, the largest in scale and ambition to date, a moment for the nation, and for our tribe of 80 million across the world, to connect and reflect, celebrate and welcome.
It is tradition on St Patrick's Day to wear shamrocks and the colour green. The shamrock is an instantly recognisable emblem of Ireland and the tiny delicate petals and vibrant green colour are the inspiration for some of our most treasured pieces.
Why not celebrate your Irish heritage this St Patrick’s Day with some shamrock jewellery, choose from our beautiful sterling silver shamrock pendants or why not add a bit of sparkle with our green cubic zirconia shamrock ring.
We’ve put together some of our favourite Irish shamrock jewellery so you
can go green this St Patrick's Day!
In ancient times, a tiny three-leafed plant bloomed far and wide and laid a carpet of green all over the limestone hills of Ireland. The Druids knew the Shamrock has mystical powers. To them its three leaves were a natural sign of a sacred number. This little plant was even said to warn of an approaching storm by turning up its leaves. According to legend, St Patrick himself plucked a Shamrock from the ground to explain his belief in the Trinity. They say this helped convert the Irish people to Christianity.
Many believed that wearing this little sprig of green would keep them from harm. Over the centuries that have elapsed since then, the Shamrock has become an instantly recognisable emblem of the Emerald Isle. The shamrock is cherished by Irish people everywhere and is worn by all nationalities around the world on Saint Patrick’s Day.
The legend of the Shamrock lives on today in our quality Irish craftsmanship. Inspired by ancient Celtic traditions and expertly created in Ireland, our exquisite award winning shamrock jewellery reflects our country’s rich cultural heritage.