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? rose laying on the page of open book

    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 at Whitefriar Street. 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 gold trinity knot stud earrings s3077
    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 Silver and Gold Claddagh necklaces.

    Solvar gold and silver ladies claddagh ring S21046
    This traditional Irish Claddagh ring features the Claddagh symbol evoking love, loyalty and friendship.
    Solvar cz claddagh draw string bracelet s5890
    Sterling silver Claddagh bangle. The green crystal heart represents our Emerald Isle!   
    Solvar gold claddagh stud earrings s3356
    Delicate Claddagh stud earrings, traditional Irish design, a must in every Celtic jewellery collection.

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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
    Embrace his Irish heritage with this popular black leather Celtic knotwork bracelet!
    mens silver claddagh band s2828 from Solvar jewellery
    Sterling silver gents Claddagh band with stylish blackened finish, timeless Valnetine's Day gift    
    Sterling silver celtic trinity knot cufflinks s6434 from solvar
    Embrace Irish culture and heritage and add an Irish touch to his classic look.

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