Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Happy father’s day! Great gifts for dad from The Irish Jewelry Company

Buying a unique Father’s Day gift might be a challenge. Most fathers have a hard time letting their family members know what he wants. Nothing is required, as is customary in this situation. They’ve already done their homework and purchased everything they’ll need.

However, most dads would agree that the last thing you need this year is a tie as a Father’s Day gift. Don’t worry.  We’re here to lend a hand with Father’s Day gift ideas if you need it. Even if he doesn’t need anything, we know that an elegant piece of Irish jewelry will put a smile on his face this Father’s Day. We at The Irish Jewelry Company certainly have some good Father’s Day present ideas.

Give Dad a Celtic Cross

Our authentic Celtic cross necklaces for men are worn as a sign of respect for their ancestors and religious beliefs. These trendy Men’s Celtic Crosses are competitively priced crosses crafted from the best quality materials and available in a range of Celtic designs. We have a stunning assortment of Celtic cross jewelry for men, such as our traditional men’s Celtic cross necklaces, that is designed with them in mind.

Mens Silver Double Sided Oxidized Celtic Cross Necklace

The Celtic cross, commonly known as the high cross, dates to the ninth century and represents Ireland’s most significant medieval cultural legacy. They showcase Ireland’s long and famous legacy of craftsmanship and talent. With our line of men’s Celtic cross necklaces, we strive to continue the enduring tradition of fine craftsmanship.

People, particularly men, enjoy having a narrative behind their jewelry, according to our experience. For example, the Celtic Cross is a popular gift for Father’s Day, and it’s easy to see why.

Pendants and Necklaces for Men

Our genuine men’s Celtic necklaces, which include Celtic cross and claddagh pendants, are worn as a symbol of their heritage and religion. Our men’s Celtic necklace collection includes pendants depicting Celtic knots, Trinity knot designs, and saint medals, like our Saint Michael Necklace.

Discover our extensive assortment of distinctively designed Men’s Celtic Jewelry, including Men’s Claddagh Necklaces, Men’s Celtic Pendants, Celtic Knot Necklaces for Men, Celtic Men’s Cross Necklaces, and Men’s Shamrock Necklaces with traditional Celtic Men’s Jewelry Symbols. Everyone needs their own good-luck charm, and several of our attractive pendants suit the bill with the protection of a saint or a ‘lucky’ shamrock:

Bracelets for Men

Men’s bracelets are not the first item that most people think of while searching for a present for dad. However, trendy claddagh beaded bracelets for men, Anam Cara Cuff and ID-style leather bracelets are an important exception. Our Celtic Tag Leather Bracelet is a form of ID bracelet that he will like.

Men’s Beaded Bracelets

If men’s bracelets aren’t his thing, we also have a Men’s Celtic Tag Necklace in a similar style, which may be a better fit. Customers have informed us that even men who don’t generally wear jewelry are drawn to our Men’s Celtic Tag Collection, which is a year-round favorite and Father’s Day best-seller.

Cuff links for a Great Dad

If you choose to remain on more conventional territory, cuff links are a classic “dad present” and make a useful gift for dad that are a great upgrade over a tie. You can’t go wrong with a set of ancestral inspired Celtic cuff links if your father is a dapper dresser who wears suits for business or pleasure.

Celtic cuff links are contemporary, elegant, and enduring. A genuine attention-grabber! These Irish-inspired cuff links are also the ideal thank-you gift for the best man, and the perfect “finishing touch” for the groom on his wedding day.

Our assortment includes cuff links for men that include Irish symbols such as the claddagh, the shamrock, and Celtic knot cuff links. These Irish cuff links are appropriate for a range of events, such as best man gifts, groomsmen gifts, and birthday presents. With our assortment of Celtic cuff links for men, we strive to continue the tradition of great craftsmanship.

St. Brigid Blessings and Prayers

Saint Brigid’s cross made from straw stuck in window and blessed the house and protected it from fire and evil. Concept: religion, irish, traditional

A Traditional St. Brigid Blessing

Our wonderful Brigid’s Crosses were inspired by this beautiful heritage, imitating the delicate woven pattern of rushes in precious metals such as silver and gold. Also known as Bride, Bridget of Ireland, Bride of the Isles, and Mary of the Gael, she now reigns as one of the most recognized saints in Ireland.

May the blessing of God and the Trinity be on this cross and where it sits, and on everyone who looks at it,” is a customary blessing for St. Brigid Cross.

About the Brigid’s Cross

Brigid’s cross, like the shamrock and the harp, is a wonderful Irish symbol that may be traced back to Celtic folklore. The cross is weaved from left to right, following the position of the sun, on January 31st, the eve of St. Brigid’s day. It features a layered square in the middle and four arms extending out from it, each knotted at the ends.

St. Brigid’s Feast Day

St. Brigid’s Day is February 1st and traditionally the start of Spring in Ireland.

Prayer to St. Brigid

Dear St. Brigid, brilliant star of sanctity in the early days of our Irish faith and love for the omnipotent God Who has never forsaken us, we look up to you now in earnest, hopeful prayer. By your glorious sacrifice of earthly riches, joys and affections obtain for us grace to “seek first the Kingdom of God and His justice” with constant trust in His fatherly care. By your life of laborious charity to the poor, the sick, the many seekers for light and comfort, obtain for us grace to be God’s helpers to the utmost of our power during our stay on earth, looking forward, as you did, to our life with Him during eternity. By the sanctified peace of your death-bed, obtain for us that we may receive the fullness of pardon and peace when the hour comes that will summon us to the judgment seat of our just and most merciful Lord. Amen.

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Choosing A Romantic Celtic Wedding Ring Design as a Couples Ring

At The Irish Jewelry Company matching Celtic wedding bands, in our opinion, are the ideal option when it comes to selecting a romantic wedding ring or couples ring to signify the one-of-a-kind bond you and your spouse have.

Couples rings are essentially promise or wedding bands. A couples ring serves as a pre-engagement ring or promise ring and has a variety of symbolic meanings. A couples ring generally signifies a promise to a monogamous relationship and a trustworthy partnership, as well as a first step toward eventual engagement. They are rings that coordinate or complement one another and are suitable for every member of the relationship. Traditional Couple rings are often available in a wide variety of sizes and widths. Couples’ rings are a significant symbol of devotion. Whether you pick matching rings or mix and match styles, The Irish Jewelry Company’s range of rings for couples easily reflects your love.

A Claddagh Wedding Ring Is a Symbol of Everlasting Love.

Claddagh wedding rings, also known as Hands and Heart rings or Clasped Hand rings, are the most immediately identifiable of all Celtic wedding bands.

Aran Claddagh Rope Band Gold Plated

Beginning in the mid-1600s in Ireland, the Claddagh ring has been worn as a sign of love, friendship, and loyalty. Choosing a Claddagh wedding ring will always ensure that, in addition to being a beautiful piece of jewelry, the ring will also always serve as a conversation piece for anyone who is aware of their Celtic or Irish heritage! Every Claddagh wedding ring has the symbol of a heart to signify love, hands to signify friendship, and a crown to signify loyalty.

10K Gold Embossed Trinity Knot Ring

Celtic Wedding Bands with the Trinity Knot: The greatest expression of love in the Celtic tradition

Trinity Knot Wedding Rings also know as the Irish Love Knot Wedding Rings are a fantastic choice for couples looking for significant symbolism in wedding rings, and we speak from experience. The Trinity Knot’s geometry, with its exquisite simplicity, allows for iconic and striking ring designs.

Our jewelers recently created couples rings in 14K gold Trinity Knot rings for a fabulous New York couple who had requested them. Trinity Knot Wedding rings have a geometric design and are a spectacular choice for a couple who want to express their commitment to one another for eternity. An excellent example of a Trinity Knot ring that successfully combines profound importance and meaning without losing a visually attractive and eye-catching appearance.

The Celtic Lovers Knot Wedding Ring

The Celtic Love Knot, also known as the Anam Cara Knot (derived from the Irish words for “soul friend,” according to Celtic knowledge), is a relatively recent addition to the family of Celtic knots. Two Celtic knot hearts are entwined to make one heart. This is a contemporary interpretation of the classic Celtic knot.

Celtic Lovers Knot Ring Silver & 10k Rose Gold

Our Celtic Lovers Knot ring in sterling silver and 10K rose gold repeats the Celtic lover knot motif across the band. A lovely design with emotion and significance. The lovers knot’s brilliant polished surface contrasts with the satin region beneath the knots, highlighting the Celtic motif. This Celtic Lovers Knot wedding ring design exemplifies superior workmanship and an exquisite attention to detail.

Announcing The Launch of The Irish Jewelry Company New Website

The Irish Jewelry Company New Website

TheIrishJewelryCompany.com is excited to announce the launch of their newly design, responsive, user friendly luxurious new website. After seven months of unforeseen obstacles, hard work and dedication the new website has successfully launched to the approval of their loyal customer.

Rockville Centre, NY October 6th, 2021 – The Irish Jewelry Company is excited to announce the launch of their newly designed website. Visit us at TheIrishJewelryCompany.com. After seven months of hard work and perseverance, the official new website has launched. The new websites look is luxurious, and the site is faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.

As an online Irish jewelry design leader, it is important for us to showcase new styles, services, and trends in a pleasing way quickly to our loyal customer and prospective customers. The new site endeavors to provide our customers with the most beautiful jewelry designs at the highest quality with the best customer service possible.  

“Our goal with this new website is to provide our customers a modern site with an easier way to navigate our collections based on their own choice with seamless checkout.” Says owner Jennifer Derrig. “The Irish Jewelry Company’s new visually appealing website is designed for company growth and provides faster page loading speeding, and greater content with our Blog as well as improved website navigation in order to comply with the new google core update.”

Amongst the new site features is an interactive catalog lookbook and integrated social media buttons for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to foster improved social sharing for customers. Customers can now enjoy reading The Irish Jewelry Company Blog directly on the website. Regular posting of interesting educational blog content pertaining to Irish jewelry, Irish wedding traditions and Irish culture along with other with helpful information such as company announcements and customer testimonials in the Blog will happen on a weekly base. When existing customers login in while shopping they can also enjoy new instant checkout. Customers can also sign up for emails and as well as SMS notifications.  New SMS features is a text messaging service that will allow us to instantly contact customers regarding their order status, store promotions, and new products. In addition, as part of the new site launch The Irish Jewelry Company will be offering free stand shipping on all orders over $150.


To view the new website, visit https://THEIRISHJEWELRYCOMPANY.com.

Autumnal Equinox the Celebration of Mabon

Today is the first day of autumn. The fall equinox will occur today, September 22, 2021, at 3:21 p.m. Eastern.

The Sun will be exactly above the Earth’s equator at that time, appearing overhead at noon as seen from the equator. Every year, around the same time, the Sun shines directly over the equator, distributing the same amount of light on both sides of the planet.

This is the start of shorter days and colder weather in the Northern Hemisphere.

This month marks Mabon, the Celtic name for the autumn equinox. Mabon is the second of three Celtic harvest festivals: Lammas, Mabon, and Samhain, which takes place next month. Mabon represents the heavy harvest, whereas Samhain represents the harvest of the dead and what remains from this month’s efforts.

Mabon was originally a harvest festival (Lughnasadh was the first), when farmers gathered hearty foods such as gourds, pumpkins, grapes, and apples. Modern Mabon celebrations are a time to express gratitude to Mother Earth for her abundance, both literally and spiritually.

This is also known as Mea’n Fo’mhair by the Druids, and it honors the Green Man, the God of the Forest, by offering libations to trees. Offerings of cider, wine, herbs, and fertilizer are appropriate. Mabon (like Ostara) emphasizes balance because it is one of the few times during the year when true balance can be observed in nature. There is no distinction between day and night.

Happy Mabon, (pronounced MAY-bone)

Brief History of Gold Jewelry

Gold and gold jewelry has been a treasured commodity throughout ancient history. The first historical evidence of gold jewelry in a society occurred in ancient Egypt around 3,000 B.C. Gold was a highly valued metal that was easy to work with in its purest form. Gold was treasured in Egyptian mythology. Gold and gold jewelry was highly valued by pharaohs and Egyptian temple priests. So important, and highly treasured that the capstones on the Pyramids of Giza were made of solid gold.

Ancient Greeks and Gold

Later on in ancient history, the Greeks saw gold as a symbol of social status and as a form of glory amongst the immortal gods and demigods. The average Greek used gold to reflect wealth wealth and as currency.

Gold Fun Fact

The Olympics tradition of giving gold medals to the victors began during the modern Olympics and actually has very little to do with ancient Greek tradition.

Celtic Gold Jewelry History and Origins

From what historians can discern the Celts began working with gold in the early bronze age. They started working in sheet gold, creating sun-discs and crescentic gold collars called lunulae.

Around 1200 BC new gold working techniques were developed. During this time a great variety of torcs including torc bracelets were made by twisting bars or strips of gold.

It is believed around 1200 BC the Celts began to develop new gold working techniques. It is thought that during this time many of the Celtic torcs discovered were made by simply twisting bars of pure gold or strips of pure gold.

Around 900 BC – the Late Bronze Age – and the Celtic jewelry metal work of this period consisted of two main types. Celtic Jewelry pieces including Celtic bracelets and Celtic brooches used as fasten their cloaks, in dramatic contrast to previous sheet gold collars and ear-spools.

What is Pure Gold?

According to the World Gold Council “‘Caratage’ is the measurement of purity of gold alloyed with other metals. 24 carat is pure gold with no other metals. Lower caratages contain less gold; 18 carat gold contains 75 per cent gold and 25 per cent other metals, often copper or silver.”

What is Karat Gold?

Karat Gold refers to a standardized industry unit of measurement regarding the percentages of metal alloy added to pure to to either strengthen it, decrease gold caratage to reduce costs or change it’s color.

Choosing the Right Wedding Ring

Shopping for a wedding ring can be a very confusing process since most people have never done it before. Let’s face you it that there is some pressure there because you are basically picking out a piece of jewelry your are going to have to wear a very long time. The pandemic hasn’t made the process any easier since most people are know purchasing their wedding rings online due to shopping safety and inventory constraints. But don’t worry most online jewelers like The Irish Jewelry Company usually have their wedding ring assortments broken out in a variety of categories making it easier to shop for that special rings either by styles, metal or price point. Just remember the following advise when choosing a unique wedding ring.

Reflect Your Personal Style

Choose a wedding ring that says something about you or that represents your relationship. Couples choose Celtic wedding rings like the Trinity Knot Wedding Band to also represent their heritage and faith. Wedding rings essentially become a part of you, and often become treasured family heirlooms passed down to future generations.

Know Your Budget

Discuss finances and set a clear budget for wedding ring shopping. There’s no shame in setting an affordable budget and knowing what you can afford when shopping for your rings. Especially if you are shopping online and have done your research. Your friend’s jeweler or my Irish jeweler might offer an item for several hundred dollars more and bad reviews then an online jewelry store like The Irish Jewelry Company. So shop around the online competitors. And don’t think working with a budget means you can’t go with a beautiful style wedding ring you love. Online stores The Irish Jewelry Company often offer Celtic wedding ring designs in several metal options in variety of affordable price points.

Shop a Few Months Before the Big Day

Shop early so your aren’t rushed or stressed over choosing a ring. Planning a wedding is a big deal and there is a lot to do. The last things a couple needs is to worry about getting their rings in time for the big day. Often wedding rings are made to order and the jeweler will need a few weeks to get the ring made. A wedding ring is something you’ll be wearing on your ring finger for life, so you want to make sure you pick out the right ring.

The Bottom Line is Enjoy the Experience

Most of all remember to do it together and have fun when shopping for a wedding ring even if its online. Consider your lifestyle and heritage when looking for a wedding ring and be honest with your budget. There are plenty of beautiful and handsome affordable wedding rings online especially at The Irish Jewelry Company.

Trends in Men’s Celtic Jewelry

Let’s talk about social media infuencers, those trend setters. These day with the popularity of social media these days trends in jewelry especially are spreading quickly. Men’s jewelry trends in fashion are on fire as of late. As it turns out men like to accessorize just as much as women. They are taking a lot more pictures of their own curated style on social media showing off their various talents, body art and fashion sense just as much as female influencers are these days.

Men’s Celtic Cross Tigers Eye Bracelet

Bracing for Bracelets

All over social media there are images of men wearing bracelets. Often these bracelets are stacked and they are a mixing looks such as chunky metal and beaded men’s bracelets. Usually multiple beaded men’s bracelets.

The Statement Ring

With every image of a man wearing a bracelet undoubtedly he also has on a big bold statement ring. Often multiple men’s rings on one hand. These rings are large statement rings that ooze a certain bad boy, rock and roll style.

Oxidized Celtic Knot Ring Silver 10K Gold

Bands are tried and true favorite

Often mixed in with the men’s statement ring is an assortment other rings including a few simpler yet stylish wedding band usually to accent these more bold statement rings. Men are wearing rings and multiple rings in a variety of metals such as stainless steel, sterling silver and gold. In all sorts of combinations. I have even see a few rock-in a claddagh ring.

Diamonds aren’t just a girls best friend

With the recent launch of a famous retailers men’s engagement ring collection it is more and more obvious there is a market for cross over men’s bridal and unisex wedding ring styles. Diamond Wedding rings that have a classic style that works for any and all sexes.

Mens Celtic Tag Necklace

Symbols of faith and love

Men all over social media are depicted wearing symbols of their faith and love around their necks. Layered necklace in various combinations of crosses, like the Celtic cross and saint medals in a mix of metals. Claddagh necklaces for men have always been a traditional favorite symbol of love.

Celtic Wedding Rings: The Ultimate Guide

Couples looking for a unique ring that is beautifully designed to represent their Celtic heritage , then a Celtic wedding ring is the perfect choice. Celtic wedding rings and Celtic Engagement Rings are steeped in history and romance. These traditional Irish rings feature intricate Celtic knot designs and have a way of capturing attention.

What is a Celtic Wedding Ring?

Celtic wedding ring design usually showcases a Celtic Knot. Their are many types of Celtic knots but they all symbolize the unending love that binds two people together in marriage and through life.

What Is a Celtic Engagement Ring?

A Celtic engagement ring is inspired by ancient Celtic designs that have meaning behind them. They come in a variety of different designs, the most popular styles being the Claddagh, Trinity Knot, and Celtic Knot.

Celtic wedding rings are symbolic of eternal love and loyalty, are a stylishly captivating wedding that represent both faith and commitment. On that special wedding day, or commitment ceremony their is no better means of expressing your love for one other than an authentic Celtic wedding band. These wedding bands are be a beautiful statement of both love and heritage steeped in symbolism and tradition.

“Celtic wedding band design incorporates tradition Celtic knots and symbols with traditional wedding band elements like comfort fit design, milgrain and roping to express everlasting love,” says jewelry designer Jennifer Derrig. “The difference is really in the sentiment of the band design elements and how they incorporate a more unique style of design the claddagh.”

History of Celtic Wedding Rings

Celtic engagement rings and Celtic wedding rings have been used for over 300 years, and every style has its own unique meaning depending on the type of Celtic knot or symbol used in the wedding ring. “Irish tradition and folklore tells of the first Celtic ring, called a Claddagh ring from the Irish fishing village called the Claddagh, Ireland.” Derrig says. During the mid-nineteenth century Claddagh rings gained popularity outside of Ireland when the Irish migrated during the great famine. The Celtic ring also gained royal status when nobility such as Queen Victoria was seen wearing one.

Can Both Men and Women Wear Celtic Wedding Bands?

The answer is absolutely. Celtic wedding rings are often purchased in wedding rings. Wedding ring sets are two rings usually the same ring purchased in two varying sizes and widths for the couple. Women’s wedding rings such as the claddagh are often treasured family heirlooms and are passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Each men’s wedding ring style has its own unique meaning depending of the knot design. For example, wedding bands with Celtic knots represent eternity and everlasting love.

Popular Celtic Wedding Ring Styles

  • Claddagh Wedding Ring: The Claddagh wedding ring in gold is a symbol of Love, Loyalty and Friendship. A Claddagh wedding ring is not just for the Irish anymore. Choose to engrave your gold Claddagh wedding ring for an extra special touch.
  • Trinity Knot Wedding Rings: Sometimes called the Celtic Trinity Knot, or Love Knot or Celtic triquetra holds many meanings it is known to represent the balance between the body, mind, and the spirit. The trinity knot or triquetra design is raised with black enamel in the recessed area to highlight the details. A Gold Trinity Knot Wedding Ring is the perfect wedding ring for any Celtic couple.
  • Celtic Lovers Knot Wedding Ring: The Celtic Lovers Knot, also known as the Anam Cara Knot (derived from the Irish words that mean “soul friend”, from Celtic wisdom), is a relatively new addition to the Celtic knot family. Celtic Lovers Knot ring is a modern twist on the traditional Celtic knot.
  • Irish Wedding Ring: The Irish Wedding Band in 14K gold has a shamrock center accented by a pattern of interlinking Celtic knots around the entire band. The wedding band combines the shamrock, the traditional associated with Ireland and the Celtic knot that represents eternity and continuity is brilliant.

As an affordable option consider wedding rings in an alternative metal, sterling silver, or in a mixed metal version such as two toned silver and 10K gold. Celtic wedding rings like most wedding rings are also available in your choice of karat gold and color such as yellow, white or rose gold as well.

Wedding Ring Purchasing Tip

The Meaning of the Celtic Triskele Wedding Ring

The Celtic Triskele Wedding Ring in 14K gold is inspired by the wonderful illustrations from the Book of Kells. This is a superior quality wedding ring, with exquisite embossing and intricate Celtic triskele pattern flows seamlessly around the entire band. This is a great unisex Celtic Triskele Wedding Ring is made in comfort fit with a lovely soft dome shape. This is a ring that you would be proud to wear on your wedding day and made to last a lifetime.

Celtic Triskele Wedding Ring by The Irish Jewelry Company

What is the Book of Kells?

The Book of Kells, an ancient 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. The book is on display at Trinity College in the center of Ireland’s capital city, Dublin. It is a beautiful piece of Celtic artwork.

What is the meaning of the triskele?

Triskele Symbol The Triskele symbol, otherwise known as the Triskelion, is a trilateral symbol consisting of three interlocked spirals. Widely regarded as one of the oldest Irish symbols in existence, it appears on the Newgrange stones, which date from approximately 3200 BC.

What is the meaning if the Triskele?

The meaning of the triskele is diverse and also has many possibilities. This Celtic symbol is far more complex than others and has much prominence in modern day Celtic jewelry. This gorgeous Celtic Triskele Wedding Ring is the perfect wedding ring for any wedding ceremony and represents no beginning and no ending.