This Gold Plated Shamrock Cameo Style Brooch is a beautiful way to show your Irish heritage and love of Irish jewelry. The gold plated base in a spiral design frames a cameo-style shamrock center in pink ceramic. This antique style dates as far back as the classical period of Greece and Rome and became particularly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries in Western Europe in women’s brooches.
The lovely raised shamrock sprig design of the brooch holds great significance. Legend has it that the shamrock was used by St. Patrick to teach the pre-Christian Irish about the holy Trinity, using its three leaves connected to a single stem to symbolize the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as three parts of the same God. Since then, the shamrock has become one of the most recognizable symbols of Ireland and sprigs of shamrocks are today worn by politicians and citizens alike every St. Patrick’s Day to honor this history. Wear this brooch any time you seek to connect to your Irish ancestry, or give it as a special gift for Christmas, birthdays, or first communion.
Founded in 1941, Solvar is an award-winning, third-generation, family run jeweler based in Dublin. From Claddagh rings and Trinity knots to Celtic crosses and shamrocks, Solver prides itself in staying true to its Irish heritage and love of jewelry. Each individual piece of Jewelry is hand crafted and designed in Ireland and hallmarked by the Dublin Assay Office at Dublin Castle for authentication.
Made in Ireland. Measures 38mm x 30mm.