Do you know why we wear green on St. Patrick’s Day? Originally, blue was the color associated with this day, however, over the years, green became the favored color in honor of the lush green countryside of the Emerald Isles and the green in the Irish flag. Wearing green on this day is a tradition that started in the 17th century, when people wore green ribbons and shamrocks on March 17th to honor Ireland’s patron saint. Irish immigrants in the United States carried on this tradition, believing that wearing green made them invisible to leprechauns who would pinch anyone they could see.
In keeping with the Irish tradition of wearing green, we’ve compiled our top picks in green jewels that we think you’ll love. Get ready to show your St. Patrick’s Day spirit this year (we don’t want you to get pinched!) with these lush green looks.
The Luck Of The Irish
Anzie Stretch Bead Bracelet, Featuring 6MM Chrysophase Beads, Accented with a 14K Yellow Clover Charm
Green With Envy
Joshua J. Platinum & 18K Yellow Gold Engraved with Milgrain Ring, Featuring a 1.15ct Emerald Cut Emerald, Accented with Round Diamonds
Lauren K 18K Yellow Gold Earrings, Featuring 8 Green Tourmalines Accented with Round Diamonds
A True Gem
Alson Signature Collection Round Diamond and Emerald Necklace in 14K White Gold
Marco Bicego Africa Collection, 18K Yellow Gold and Emerald Three strand Bracelet
We’re All Ears!
Ippolita Nova Medium Pear Earrings with Graduated Bead Bottom in 18k gold
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~Photo shown at top of page courtesy of Roberto Coin.