Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Green Agate & Diamond Four Leaf Clover Pendant

It seems every year on March 17th more than just the Irish are celebrating on St. Patrick’s Day. Many other nationalities  all over the world are wearing green, demanding kisses because they are “Irish” and attending festive parades around the city.  A few of us at Ice are sporting green today…especially in our jewelry.

We’re celebrating with you by putting a few of our Irish inspired jewelry on sale today. Which are your favorite green gemstones – Peridot, Emerald or Green Amethyst? Feel free to post up a picture of yourself in green Ice.com jewelry on our Facebook wall.

Celtic Cross for St. Patrick’s Day

Delicate Celtic cross pendant
Delicate Celtic cross pendant
This St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Cross jewelry would make a fine gift. A Celtic cross is a symbol that combines a cross with a ring surrounding the intersection.

The early Celtic stone high cross is generally in the form of a normal cross with a ring joining the arms. In Ireland, it is a popular legend that the Celtic Catholic cross was introduced by Saint Patrick or possibly Saint Declan.

It has often been claimed that Patrick combined the symbol of Christianity with the sun cross, to give pagan followers an idea of the importance of the cross by linking it with the idea of the life-giving properties of the sun. However this theory is now thought unlikely by most art historians, who think an origin from crosses carrying a victor’s wreath around their intersection is more likely. Such a cross is found on the reverse of the Liudhard medalet from Canterbury in England in the 590s. Making the Celtic cross an ancient symbol.

The ideas of eternity make the Celtic cross jewelry this a great gift for your bride-to-be or for anyone with Irish, Scottish or Welsh ancestry.