Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we have got you covered with lots of gift ideas for the one you love. But first, do you know the history behind Valentine’s Day?

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The History of Saint Valentine’s Day

The day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was. The most popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men made bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. However when Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death.
While in jail, he fell in love with his guard's daughter and when he was taken to be killed, he sent her a love letter signed "from your Valentine". Two centuries after Valentine’s death, Pope Gelasius decreed that February 14th should be Valentine’s Day. In fact, St Valentine’s remains can be found in Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin, Ireland.
So how did his remains end up in Dublin? In 1835, an Irish preacher called John Spratt was visiting Rome. He was well known for his work with the poor in the Liberties, and he also built the Whitefriar Street Church. While he was in Rome, his preaching was incredibly popular, and he was given many tokens. One of which was from Pope Gregory XVI – the remains of St Valentine.

Explore our selection of Irish and Celtic jewellery - special Valentine’s Day gifts for her & for him sent with love from Ireland!


We have the perfect Irish Valentine’s day gifts for your wife, girlfriend, or fiancée. Whether you are looking for a token gift or something extra special we have you covered.

Solvar sterling silver celtic crystal heart necklet s46917
The perfect gift for the one you love! Sterling Silver pave heart necklace accented with a Celtic Knot.
Solvar 14k white gold emerald trinity knot earrings
The Trinity Knot symbol tells a tale of enduring love. With no beginning and no end its a sign of never-ending love and eternal life!
gold and silver celtic necklace S46805
Embellished with diamonds, this beautiful Celtic necklace combines two of our most loved Irish symbols - the Claddagh and the Trinity Knot.

ladies claddagh jewellery

A whisper of romance lingers within every Claddagh making it the ideal design for Valentine's Day. Let her know just how special she is to you with one of our Claddagh rings or one of our beautifully crafted sterling silver and gold Claddagh necklaces.

Solvar sterling silver large green cz heart claddagh bangle
The Claddagh symbol evoking love, loyalty and friendship; the green crystal heart represents our Emerald Isle!   
Solvar gold and silver diamond Claddagh ring S21132
The diamond adds some sparkle making this Claddagh ring a piece to treasure for all time life!   
Solvar 10k gold round Claddagh necklace s46892
Tell your story of love! This Claddagh necklace will always be cherished!

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Looking to surprise the man in your life? We have a large collection of men’s Celtic jewellery that makes the perfect gift this Valentine's Day. Choose from our contemporary leather Celtic bracelets or a traditional Claddagh ring.

 mens celtic leather bracelet s50056 from Solvar jewellery
Popular black leather Celtic knot bracelet is perfect to wear daily!
 Sterling silver celtic cufflinks from solvar jewellery
Embrace his Irish culture and heritage by adding an Irish touch to his classic look.
 mens silver claddagh band s2828 and matching ladies claddagh band s229 from Solvar jewellery
Sterling silver gents Claddagh band with stylish blackened finish, timeless Valnetine's Day gift!

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