Since it is the beginning of the year a lot of us are trying to get our priorities straight and trying to put our lives in order to start anew. The New Year gives us a fresh start and we do this in many ways, one of which is in an outward expression by showing off to others what we decide to wear. Nothing could be truer than when it comes to wearing that perfect piece of jewelry as if to say, “I’m brand new.”
If there is one thing I have picked up on since writing for ShanOre and my ever increasing awareness of Irish culture is the outspokenness of the Irish people and their pride in their heritage. I have seen this both in person and in the media. Nowadays, I actually feel as though I can actually share my knowledge with these folks which both startles and amazes me.
Although I am far from an expert on Irish culture and still learning, this piece is a great way to introduce yourself to the world and say that you have arrived. The Claddagh Stone Set T-Bar Green Pendant features the classic claddagh with the crown, hands and heart signifying friendship, loyalty and love and a central green, heart-shaped stone with an added neat feature. It can be considered a claddagh pendant gone retro. If you like emeralds consider this one a sure bet. You may consider this stone if you are looking for hope, wisdom, help to heal a heart or disease of the eye.
ShanOre also carries the Claddagh Stone Set T-Bar CZ Pendant with the exact same features only with a cubic zirconia heart-shaped stone in the center of the necklace. If you like “ice” or diamonds then this necklace is the one for you. The cubic zirconia has been defined as thought to promote spirituality, self-confidence, physical strength and victory.
If you prefer purple than we have the Claddagh Stone Set T-Bar Amethyst Pendant. Amethyst is a lovely stone especially in the heart-shaped cut. This is said to bring good fortune, drive out evil spirits and inspire the intellect.
Finally, ShanOre has the Silver Claddagh Gold Plate T-Bar Pendant which has a fourteen karat gold-plated heart centrally located in the pendant. If you love gold over all other gemstones then this would be the best choice. Gold has long been considered the metal of wealth, prestige and power.
Whatever retro look you choose for the New Year, make it uniquely yours and unguided by no one’s needs but your own. This life is yours to live so make it the best it can possibly be and there is no better time to start than the present.