Celebrating the Claddagh for St. Paddy’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Happy Friday!

Today we will be celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with Celtic Design & Claddagh Rings!

History of the Claddagh…

The Claddagh ring is the most recognized piece of traditional Irish jewellery.

The name is derived from the Irish fishing village, Claddagh, where the customs with respect to the ring are said to come from.

The Claddagh Ring

It is composed of three symbols; the hands, the heart, & the crown. The hands represent friendship, the heart for love, & the loyalty is symbolized as the crown. Additionally the phrase “love & friendship reign” is associated with the symbolic trio.

Wearing the Claddagh Ring…

Besides the meaning behind the ring itself, the finger it is worn on & the direction in which it faces symbolic too…

If worn on the left hand with the heart facing outward, it means that the person wearing the ring is engaged.

If worn on the left hand with the heart facing inward, it means that the person wearing the ring is married.

If worn on the right hand with the heart facing outward, it means that the person wearing the ring is single.

If worn on the right hand with the heart facing inward, it means that the person wearing the ring is taken/in a relationship.

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#FabulousFebruaryFashionFriday

Fabulous February Birthstone…

Happy birthday February Babies!  Today’s post will be all about your beautiful February birthstone – Amethyst!  Happy Birthday February Babies

“Amethyst is a common gem with an uncommonly long heritage.” – “The Dan”

Amethyst was used by ancient Egyptians!  Reference to amethyst has been made since the very beginning of recorded time!

Read more about Amethyst’s history & technical info from “The Dan” here: Click Me! 🙂

Amethyst is the February birthstone!

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Valentine’s Day ~ part one ~ For Her

flowers die...jewellery is foreverValentine’s Day: Gifts for Her

Wikipedia says that “Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14.” (reference here)

…But we know that the true definition of Valentine’s Day is that magical day when we hope to receive new jewellery!

…And it is also less than 3 weeks away!  So without any further hesitation, let’s take a look at some gorgeous Valentines’ #FashionFriday inspo!

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Halloween Jewellery: #FashionFriday

tree pendant from Westdale JewellersBoo! It’s time for Halloween Jewellery!

As Halloween quickly approaches, we have put together a little post to inspire your jewellery selections on this *spooky* #FashionFriday!

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Dancing Stone Jewellery

Dancing Stone Jewellery is one of THE most fun collections we are currently featuring at Westdale Jewellers!  Sometimes referred to as “The Twinkle Setting”, the unique design of the centre stone setting allows for the gem to move or “dance”.  As the wearer simply breathes and goes about their day, the jewellery will do all the work for you.  It shimmers, catches sunrays from all sorts of angles, and attracts attention as it constantly “dances” along your neckline, finger, and/or dangling from your ears.  The collection of dancing stone jewellery that we have in store consists of matching earring/necklace/ring sets, as well as individual pieces.  The centre stone is a cubic zirconia that is available is blue, white, and pink.

#FashionFriday : The Dancing Stone Jewellery Edition

Dancing Stone Jewellery at Westdale Jewellers

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