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Solid Sterling Silver
These adorable solid sterling silver shamrocks will help you celebrate your Celtic heritage. These petite clover have so much detail that you can see every line on the petals...beautiful!
1/2" x 1/4" in size.
So how did the SHAMROCK become an emblem of Ireland?
It wasn't until the 17th century that it became the custom to wear the shamrock on the feast of Ireland's patron saint; until then, the Irish wore a special St. Patrick's cross, made just for the occasion. In the late 18th century, the shamrock was adopted as an emblem by the Volunteers of 1777.
Today, the shamrock is firmly established as the most instantly recognizable emblem of Ireland. For good luck, it's usually included in the bouquet of an Irish bride, and also in the boutonniere of the groom. And, it's also an integral part of an old tradition called "drowning the shamrock." This takes place on St. Patrick's Day, when the shamrock that has been worn is removed and put into the last drink. A toast is proposed and then, when the toast has been honored, the shamrock is taken from the bottom of the glass and thrown over the left shoulder. Sláinte!