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Trinity Knot Irish Wedding Jewelry

Irish wedding jewelry is the perfect way to include some rich symbolism, real beauty and a nod to your heritage in your big day. You certainly have some dazzling choices that reflect what your relationship means to you. The trinity knot is an elegant, subtle motif with a few interpretations that fit weddings and relationships. […]

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Irish Jewelry Christmas Gifts for Her

If you want to put a sparkle in her eye this Christmas morning, try putting something sparkly under the tree. Irish jewelry is a beautiful Christmas present for your wife, girlfriend, mother, daughter, sister, or any other woman in your life. Traditional Celtic motifs are rich in symbolism and meaning. As well as being gorgeous, […]

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Top 4 Amazing Irish Halloween Costumes

Ireland is the birthplace of Halloween, aka Samhain. The holiday’s roots come from the ancient Celtic calendar, which ended on October 31st and began on November 1st. The ancients believed that a sort of veil separated the ordinary world of the living from the world of the dead and the supernatural. Over the year, that […]

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Ireland’s Spooky Gothic Legacy

Long before the modern goth music and fashion scene was born, the Irish were revealing in Gothic literature. It is no surprise that this island has produced so many exceptional writers of horror fiction. Howling winds, dense fogs, driving rains and old graveyards with tilted Celtic cross tombstones are all entirely normal, unavoidable parts of […]

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Celebrating Irish Pearls

The mention of pearls usually conjures up romantic images of pearl divers searching for oysters in tropical waters. But not all pearls come from warm seas. Some species of pearl-producing molluscs live in freshwater in much cooler climes, including Ireland. This wee island has never been a large producer of freshwater pearls, but it is […]

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