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March 09, 2022

Jewelry Inspired by the Luck of the Irish

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

Kwiat emerald and diamond earrings set in platinum

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.

  • ALMASIKA Vidi Huggies 18k Yellow Gold and emerald

  • ARK Fine Jewelry Large Creation Ring 18k yellow gold with tourmaline and diamonds

  • Brent Neale Stone Shamrock Pendant 18k Yellow Gold with Malachite and blue sapphires

  • Colette Lucky Elephant Pendant 18k yellow gold, malachite and diamond

  • Amali Jewelry carved emerald necklace in 18k yellow gold

  • Adel Chefridi Summer Night earrings in 18k yellow gold with emeralds and diamonds

  • Chris Davies Malachite and 18k Gold necklace

  • Leigh Maxwell Earrings with emerald and pearls in 18k gold

  • Ara Vartanian 18k gold emerald and diamond earrings

  • Goshwara earrings in 18k gold with emeralds and diamonds

  • LORD Jewelry 18k gold, emerald and diamond earrings

  • Gurhan necklace in 24k gold with carved emerald leaves

  • Lydia Courteille Ring in 18K yellow gold with opal and tsavorites

  • Pasquale Bruni 18k rose gold, green and white agate and diamond Ton Joli earrings

  • Milamore Signature ring with emerald and diamonds in 18k gold

  • Melissa Kaye bracelet with neon green enamel and diamonds in 18k gold

  • Gemella Jewels ring in 18k gold and tsavorite

  • Erica Molinari mixed metal pendants with vitreous enamel, diamonds and emeralds

  • Mousson Atelier earrings with tsavorite and diamonds

  • Paula Crevoshay Green Forrest Earrings

  • Oscar Heyman clover pendant in 18k gold and platinum with diamonds and emerald

  • Retrouvai shamrock pendant with 18k gold, diamonds and mint green enamel

  • Sorellina malachite signet ring in 18k gold with diamonds

  • SYNA chrysoprase pendant with diamonds and 18k gold

  • Marie LItchenberg clover "bonheur" pendant

  • Melis Goral diamond encrusted eye encompassed by a turquoise enamel iris is mounted on a whirling pyramidal formation

  • Gilan Theodora ear climbers in 18k gold with malachite and diamonds

  • Mark Henry Ring in 18k gold with diamonds and alexandrite shamrock.

Featured image is Julez Bryant “Better Days” pendant in 14k gold with garnet and diamonds.

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