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A Guide to Sapphires – September’s Birthstone

The sapphire, which is also known as the September birthstone, is a prized jewel that dates back thousands of years. Despite the fact that the word “sapphire” most often refers to the blue version of the mineral corundum, the sapphire birthstone is available in a wide range of other hues as well. Sapphires are thought to represent faithfulness and theContinue reading “A Guide to Sapphires – September’s Birthstone”

Anam Cara, What does it mean to have a soul mate?

The stunning Celtic term “Anam Cara” may be roughly translated as “Soulmate,” and it refers to a person’s soul mate. ‘Anam’ is the Irish Gaelic term for soul, and ‘cara’ is the translation of the word for friend in Irish (Gaelic). The phrase “soul friend” comes directly from the translation. It does not just depictContinue reading “Anam Cara, What does it mean to have a soul mate?”

The Meaning of Mac and Mc in Irish Family Names and Their Origins

The habit of prefixing the family name with O’ or Mac is one of the most identifying characteristics of Irish surnames. This is also one of the most common prefixes. Hereditary surnames were introduced in Ireland at an early date, making it one of the pioneering nations in this regard. It is thought that manyContinue reading “The Meaning of Mac and Mc in Irish Family Names and Their Origins”

Eight Scotch and Irish American Presidents of the Past

In honor of President’s Day let’s discuss several American Presidents who claim Scottish and Irish descent. Many people of Irish descent have been known to migrate away from their country for many generations in search of better job prospects and life experiences in other cities, nations, and continents. Following a number of years of traveling, others findContinue reading “Eight Scotch and Irish American Presidents of the Past”

A Brief History of the Aran Islands and Aran Sweater Origins

The Aran Islands are one of the few sites in Ireland that have stayed largely unaltered over the course of centuries. They are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of county Galway and are surrounded by the roaring waves of the Atlantic Ocean. These three little islands are a symbol of nearly everything havingContinue reading “A Brief History of the Aran Islands and Aran Sweater Origins”

Announcing The Launch of The Irish Jewelry Company’s New and Improved Website

TheIrishJewelryCompany.com is excited to announce the launch of their newly design, responsive, user friendly luxurious new website. After seven months of unforeseen obstacles, hard work and dedication the new website has successfully launched to the approval of their loyal customer. Rockville Centre, NY October 6th, 2021 – The Irish Jewelry Company is excited to announceContinue reading “Announcing The Launch of The Irish Jewelry Company’s New and Improved Website”

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