umans have cherished the talismanic properties of jewelry, crystals and gemstones for thousands of years. From warding off evil to conjuring love to offering protection, wisdom, clarity and strength to simply bringing good luck, jewelry’s inherent powers are seemingly boundless. Throughout the pandemic, designer and retailers from the COUTURE community reported that jewelry with meaning saw a burst of popularity. Under scary circumstances that forced us all to take stock of what truly matters in life, jewelry’s ability to quell fears and promote favor was in especially high demand.
Under scary circumstances that forced us all to take stock of what truly matters in life, jewelry’s ability to quell fears and promote favor was in especially high demand.talkative 18k yellow gold and green agate earrings
Whether one’s zodiac symbol, birthstone, favorite crystal or spiritual memento, talismanic jewelry is profoundly personal. Subtle or overt, if the piece brings comfort or carries meaning to the wearer, it’s doing its job! St. Patrick’s Day, which is celebrated each year on March 17, carries with it more universally recognized symbols of good luck. While officially a celebration of Ireland’s patron saint credited for bringing Christianity to Ireland, it is observed around the globe and is awash in mythology. The day’s mythological mascot, the leprechaun, embodies the image of the “luck of the Irish,” a phrase that is thought to have been inspired by some of the most famous and successful miners of the Gold Rush in the United States in the late 19th Century.
We called on COUTURE designers and brands to send us their most exciting St. Patrick’s inspired jewelry. From luscious green gemstones and colorful enamel to shamrocks (and elephants holding shamrocks!) to sentimental messages, below are just a few of our favorite pieces.
Featured image is Julez Bryant “Better Days” pendant in 14k gold with garnet and diamonds.