Solid sterling silver with emerald cubic zirconia gemstones.
Solid Sterling silver - This lovely shamrock with its emerald gemstone petals show the world your love for Ireland.
A beautiful gift for any lover of Ireland - comes on a sterling silver chain in your choice of chain length.
3/4" x 3/4" with emerald cubic zirconia gemstones.
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.
Then, in the late 18th century, the shamrock was adopted as an emblem by the Volunteers of 1777. But it didn't really become widely popular until the 19th century, when the emerging Nationalist movements took the shamrock, along with the harp, as one of their emblems.
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.