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Jewel of the day: Antique Irish Heart Locket

I am a sucker for lockets, though I never put photos or mementos in mine. This would be perfect for an Irish friend, or someone who just believes in the four leaf clover/shamrock as a bringer of luck. It has an enamel monogram on the reverse, which looks like the letters BA to me, though seller Dover Jewelry seems to have misidentified this as a botanical theme.

This is 18k yellow gold with green and red enamel. It weighs 23.1 grams and measures 40 mm long (including bail) and 26 mm wide.

It sells for USD$1,750.


Jewel of the day: 1930s Diamond Shamrock Ring

You could go for emeralds today, St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s a reason the saying is that diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Offered by San Francisco-based Lang Antiques, they suggest this instead: “A tantalizing trio of bright-white, pear-shaped diamonds, totaling 3.00 carats, produces a powerful punch, not to mention the luck of the Irish, in this truly gorgeous three-leaf clover ring, handcrafted in platinum – circa 1930. The resplendent ultra-sparklers fan diagonally outward from a .30 carat European-cut diamond and diamond-set stem for an explosive, yet elegant, effect. 3.35 carats total diamond weight. The ring measures an impressive 3/4 inch across and is currently a ring size 6 1/4+.”

You’ll also have to show a lot of green to buy it – it sells for USD$19,525. Lucky you – and happy St. Paddy’s!

Lang Antiques Shamrock Ring

Jewel of the day: Antique Shamrock Pin

Top ‘o the morning to you, and happy St. Patrick’s Day if you celebrate. Even if you don’t, this pretty little shamrock pin is a fresh way to greet spring.

From Ruby Lane’s Acanthus Antiques, it is described as, “a wonderful Art Nouveau period 14K gold and enamel four leaf clover on a wishbone pin, c. 1900. The four leaf clover and wishbone, both symbols for good luck, were often used in that period. It appears that the original clasp was replaced with a more secure contemporary one. The piece tests and is guaranteed to be 14K. It measures 1 1/2″ by 3/4″ and is in very good condition with no loss to the enameling.”

This sells for USD $695.

Acanthus Antiques shamrock pin

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