This holiday is all about honoring Irish culture and spreading love, joy, and happiness. There's no better way to show someone you care than with a piece of St. Patrick's Day jewelry with green gemstones.
Saint Patrick's Day has come a long way from being just a feast day in the early seventeenth century. Nowadays, it's a time to celebrate Irish culture, food, drinks, and, of course, all things green! Whether you're decking yourself out in green or attending a parade, there's no shortage of traditions to embrace this special day.
St. Patrick's Day:
Where Green is the New Gold
Are you ready to go green with glee? Then buckle up, because it's time to dive into the meaning behind the color that has become synonymous with Ireland and its rich cultural heritage.
The "Emerald Isle", as it is lovingly referred to, boasts rolling hills and lush green fields that have captured the hearts of people for centuries. But it's not just the breathtaking scenery that gives green such a special place in Irish culture. It all started with St. Patrick himself and his clever use of the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish. And just like that, the green shamrock became a symbol of Irish heritage.
Fast forward to the early seventeenth century, when St. Patrick's Day became an official feast day. And it was during this time that wearing green on St. Patrick's Day became a tradition. It was a way for the Irish to express their pride in their heritage and show solidarity with their fellow countrymen and women. Today, wearing green on this holiday is a must-do, whether you're of Irish descent or just love the culture, and that includes wearing St. Patrick’s day jewelry.
Green Gemstones for St. Patrick's Day Jewelry
When it comes to St. Patrick's Day jewelry, it’s all about embracing the color of the Irish countryside. From bright peridot to deep green tsavorite garnet, there's a green gemstone out there to suit every taste. Here are a few green gemstones to get you started:
Also known as the "queen of green gemstones", emeralds are the epitome of luxury and grandeur. With their rich, deep green color, emeralds will make you feel like royalty during this holiday. Not to mention, wearing an emerald ring or pendant will protect you from the traditional St. Paddy's pinch – talk about a win-win situation. But, be warned, your friends might be green with envy when they see you wearing one of these gems.
Tourmaline comes in a range of colors, including a cheerful green that'll have you feeling like you just found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. And let's be real, who doesn't want to be the one hoarding all the gold? Plus, tourmalines are not as well known as emeralds, so you'll be ahead of the curve and show off your unique style.
Maybe you're not a fan of deep greens, maybe you prefer something a little lighter, brighter and more cheerful. In that case, peridot is the gem for you. This bright green gemstone is perfect for spring and summer jewelry and is a great way to add some green to your collection without breaking the bank. Plus, peridot is said to bring peace and calm to its wearer - and who couldn't use a little peace of mind?
Tsavorite garnet is the perfect choice for the men out there who want to embrace the green. This bright green garnet is a fantastic alternative to emeralds and is sure to grab everyone's attention. And let's be real, who says green jewelry is just for the ladies? It's time for the gentlemen to join in on the fun and rock some green gems.
This pale green gemstone is a type of quartz that gets its color from natural irradiation. Prasiolite has a serene and calming energy that is said to promote balance and harmony in the wearer. Its subtle green hue makes it a versatile choice for any St. Patrick's Day jewelry ensemble. Plus, its affordability makes it an accessible option for anyone looking to add a touch of green to their jewelry collection.
If you're looking for something truly unique, why not try chrome diopside? This deep forest green gemstone is a newcomer in the gem world, but it's quickly becoming a crowd favorite. With its deep color and clarity, chrome diopside is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to stand out from the pack.
Prehnite is for those who prefer a more subtle touch of green. This pale green gemstone is perfect for anyone who wants to add a little bit of green to their life without going overboard. And since prehnite is said to bring peace and calm, it's the perfect choice for anyone who wants to enjoy this festive holiday in a more relaxed way.
Kornerupine - the rare green gemstone that's sure to turn heads. Found only in a few locations around the world, kornerupine is prized for its incredible brightness and clarity. If you're looking for a green gemstone that's truly one of a kind, kornerupine is the way to go.
The color of the budding leaves, an emblem of hope, radiating the charm of nature's unwavering vow. These chrome diopside studs are a perfect addition to your collection. Deep green marquise diopside lends an earthy vibe to these stud earrings, held in a bezel setting for a sophisticated look.
But when the war started, Russian gemstones became conflict stones overnight. But what about the gemstones we still have in stock? We decided to donate a percentage of sales of jewelry using our remaining Russian gemstones and diamonds to Sylni. This Ukrainian organization supports victims of wartime sexual violence.
Gemstone Leaf Charm Bracelet
The lush and colorful rainforest in a jewel. This bracelet features tourmaline and emerald leaf charms, arranged alongside the chain. Each gemstone leaf is slightly different from the next, because each has been carved by hand and then set in a recycled silver setting. This bracelet is not only beautiful, but also a lush green addition to your St. Patrick’s day jewelry.
Sapphire and Garnet Ring Set
This ring set features a green sapphire, secured in a bezel setting. This ring comes as a set with a v-shaped nesting band peppered with three red garnets. The space in between the rings is intentional and adds to the ethereal feel of this piece. The combination of green and red gems creates a stunning contrast that is sure to turn heads. St. Patrick’s Day jewelry meets dainty statement ring - what a combo!