Celtic Jewelry Pages of The Harp and Dragon
Dealers' inquiries welcome.
The designs of Celtic jewelry are like nothing else anywhere, coming as they do from the ancient Celtic carved stones, manuscripts and artifacts of Celtic history. The ancient Celts often used bronze, silver and gold for their jewelry, and decorated it with enamel and gemstones. Many of our pieces today are made of these same materials.
Among the many brands of jewelry that we sell is Miracle jewelry; collectors please note that we have indicated which are Miracle brand pieces.
We have divided the jewelry into categories, each on a separate page.
If you are buying jewelry as a gift, you may want to keep in mind that sterling, like pewter, looks best on people of dark hair, and skin with blue tones. Silver wearers tend to wear clothing that is black, white, deep blue, purple or other clear, deep colors. Our sterling is 92.5% silver, by the way. Gold looks best on people with light or reddish hair and fair skin; gold wearers tend to wear clothing that is green, brown, yellow, orange and various pale colors.
One other gift-giving piece of advice: if you give a piece of jewelry that is similar to what he/she currently wears, the recipient will probably wear your gift. If you give jewelry that is different, it will probably not be worn.
The jewelry on these pages is from the Harp and Dragon collection acquired by Anne on her buying trips to Britain and Ireland. We regret that there is no printed jewelry catalog available.
Please check the size of each piece carefully against a ruler before ordering. We give measurements of all jewelry pieces on this site so that you will know their size in advance; this will save disappointment, returning pieces, etc.
Irish Jewelry Pages: Shamrock, claddagh, ceramic pins, etc
Scottish Jewelry: thistles, luckenbooth pins, Heather Gems, grouse claw pins, Scottish buttons for vests, etc.
Welsh Jewelry: Dragons, daffodils and lovespoons.
Crosses. Three pages of Celtic crosses of all kinds.
Harp Jewelry (pedal and Celtic style)
Necklaces, earrings, pins, buttons (pewter)
Necklaces, earrings, pins (sterling and gold), rings
Penannular Brooches and other cloak pins
Buckles for men
Barrettes and pony-tail holders
Bracelets for men and women
How to Clean Tarnished Sterling Silver - This Works!
Line a small heat-resistant dish with aluminum foil, shiny side up.
Add a teaspoonful of baking soda and then about a cupful of boiling water (quantities of
baking soda and water are not critical). Drop your jewelry into this dish. You will smell
sulfur at once, which means that the solution is working on the tarnish. You will see the
silver shine up right before your eyes. Rinse it under clean water, dry on a towel, and
your sterling will look like new. The tarnish sticks to the foil, so that you don't have
to scrub it off your dish. The best part of this is that the surface of the sterling is
not affected, unlike what jewelry dips can do
to the finish of your sterling piece.
Note: This only works when the water is near boiling. If you don't get the tarnish all off in the first minute or so, make a new batch with fresh boiling water and soda and repeat.
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