Many people associate St Patrick's Day with leprechauns, pots of gold, and shamrocks. Believe it or not, the shamrock holds great significance in Irish culture...the legend of St Patrick tells a story in which St Patrick used the shamrock to explain the concept of the Holy Trinity- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- to his fellow Christians. Conversely, the Druids of Ireland believed that four leaf clovers aided them in spotting witches and other demons. Today, the shamrock is still highly revered throughout Ireland as a symbol of good fortune; each leaf of the four leaf clover signifies hope, faith, love, and luck.
As a little Irish gal, I love shamrocks and Celtic jewelry, and anyway- who doesn't love holiday themed costume jewelry? Holiday jewelry is fun and festive for tweens, teens, and adults alike. The good thing about St Patrick's themed jewelry: you can easily add green to your outfit. The "pinch me, I'm Irish" tradition is strictly all American- the tradition started in the 1700s in the United States. Supposedly, leprechauns would pinch anyone they could see...by tradition, wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns. Make sure to sport some green into your wardrobe, especially if you know someone who takes the pinching game seriously!
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Set of Nine Earrings
I love Claire's selection for any kind of holiday themed jewelry. This little set of earrings features nine pairs of colorful St Patrick's Day themed stud earrings. The earrings are fun and inexpensive...the best part: you can wear one pair each day from now until St Patrick's Day.
Pot of Gold Earrings
This little pair of earrings is unique in their design; one side features a pot of gold with a rainbow connecting to a glittery cloud. The post is actually hidden in the body of the rainbow and cannot be seen when the earrings are worn, creating the illusion the rainbow disappears into the wearer's ear.
Gold and Green Bangle Bracelets
These gold and green glittery bangle bracelets are nifty, and can be worn even after St Patrick's Day has come and gone. They can also be mixed, matched, and stacked with other bracelets.
Shamrock Drop Earrings
These glitter encrusted shamrock drop earrings give a classic, girly vibe to any festive green ensemble. They also match the previously mentioned green and gold glitter bangle bracelets perfectly.
Shamrock Stud and Hoop Earrings
This earring set comes with three pairs of earrings- shamrock studs, "Kiss Me" studs, and shamrock hoop earrings. The glittery green designs are set in a gold tone metal. These shamrock earrings give a cute twist to classic hoop style earrings.
St Patrick's Day socks
Ok, so these aren't technically jewelry related, but aren't these socks just so festive and awesome? These socks can make almost anyone hungry for a bowl of marshmallow-y Lucky Charm goodness...at any rate, these socks look ideal for lounging around.
Shamrock-Fleur de Lis Pendant
Kohls has a pretty wide selection of silver tone and fine jewelry for St Patrick's Day. This Celtic inspired silver tone pendant features a shamrock with a fleur-de-lis design on each leaf.
The Claddagh Ring
The Claddagh ring is a staple of traditional Irish jewelry. The Claddagh ring was once the customary wedding band among brides and grooms in the city of Claddagh, Ireland for many centuries. Claddagh ring replicas can be found at almost any fine jeweler, including Walmart's jewelry department.
Celtic Cross Jewelry
The Celtic cross is a universal symbol of Christianity and Irish heritage. The Celtic cross has a rich history, and sometimes the meaning has been skewed over the years. However, the Celtic cross originated from the Irish Celts, and is still a popular design for men and women's jewelry even today.
Celtic Knot Jewelry
One exciting trend that has been steadily growing over the last several years is Celtic knotwork, especially in relation to bridal and wedding bands. Many trendsetters are attracted to Celtic knotwork for it's use of curves paired with geometric shapes and angles.