Five Contemporary Celtic Jewelers You Should Know About

By Bob Werber Like you, we love to spend time shopping the web for the most unique and interesting pieces of Irish jewelry. Today we’re excited about the A-team of very contemporary jewelers we’re seeing grow in Ireland. Their designs mix deco, ancient, eastern and other motifs with an Celtic sensibility that's totally classic and strikingly modern at the same time. Some pieces we particularly like: Enibas has boutiques in the Schull and Kinsale, two wonderful spots in West Cork. The name is an inversion of the top designer’s name Sabine, who started out in 1993. Enibas has a nice diverse line pendants, necklaces, cufflinks and more. We love this shops sleek, simple take on a Claddagh ring: …and a more modern 3-piece stacking “Croí álainn” ring in silver, gold and diamonds, also from Enibas. Yvonne Ryan is young...

Bring The Celtic Romance With Christmas Jewelry Gifts

Looking for a last minute bauble to show your favorite guy or girl that you’re together in your love of all things Celtic. Here are our picks to help you warm up the Christmas fire. For Her: Triskel Drop Earrings The old Irish triskel symbol of energy is reinterpreted here by Brian DeStaic, one of Ireland’s most creative and famous jewelers. Available in 10, 14 or 18 carat gold or in silver, they range from $57. up to $302. in price. These ear pieces combine beautifully with classic or modern style. For Him: Men’s White and Yellow Gold Claddagh Ring Nobody refreshes classic looks like the Claddagh better than Fado jewelry. This very masculine piece includes knot work and the famous heart hands and crown Claddagh symbol that stands for love and loyalty. $1,750. For Her: Sliver Claddagh "Love Loyalty & Friendship Ring with 10K...

Great Celtic Jewelry For Men

When it comes to Celtic rings and other accessories, guys are totally comfortable dressing up their look with a bit of silver or gold. Men in Europe and the U.S. seem to be more attracted to pieces of jewelry carrying Irish designs than almost any other culture’s. Celtic knot rings, which can be either quite delicate or muscular-looking, depending on the materials, have become popular with some men who like to show off their Irish heritage, and others who simply like them as a style statement. And jewelry designers have come up and all sorts of tie clips and other accessories to adorn the modern fellow who likes Celtic.Click here to shop our full selection of Celtic rings and other jewelry for Men The classic Claddagh ring is the most popular type of mens Celtic ring for many jewelers (more here about the story behind Claddagh ring design)....