Did you know there are over three million Irish passport holders living outside Ireland and that over 34 million people in America claim Irish descent. For hundreds of years the Irish have emigrated around the world. We take a closer look a the Irish Diaspora from the United States to Australia.
Getting Engaged The day a couple get engaged is of course a huge occasion. It is something that will live long in the memories of one’s mind and the engagement ring is a significant part of the experience. Sometimes one partner surprises the other, even choosing the ring themselves. Others choose to select a ring […]
The number one rule when choosing your wedding ring is simple – there are no rules. When picking out a wedding ring brides traditionally sought a band that would ‘match’ the accompanying engagement ring, these days however the mixed metal look is the hottest trend. Pairing a white gold or platinum engagement ring with a […]
Excitement abounds when an engagement is announced. It is traditional reaction to what is widely seen as good news. Family and friends share in the joy that occurs when two people decide to formalise their relationship. As the dust settles on the engagement celebrations, it becomes apparent to the couple that they may have a […]
It is a huge and memorable occasion when you get engaged or married. People will always want to mark it with something beautiful which will highlight its significance. Jewellery is traditionally that outlet and so when people make that purchase, they should aim to make it one which suits their hand and as a result […]
Weddings are a mainstay in Irish society and culture. Weddings in Ireland are often quite traditional in nature; with a church wedding and then onto a hotel usually close by. However, trends have changed dramatically in the last 5 to 10 years with a lot of changes being seen in couple’s choices of venues, dress, […]
In years gone by, traditional brides in Ireland used to wear a blue wedding dress. Blue was considered pure. It wasn’t until 1499 that white wedding dresses started being worn by Irish brides because then white symbolized virginity and purity. Another unusual tradition that Irish weddings generally followed years gone by was in the locking […]
Jewellery has a history going back millennia. Ever since humanity learned to work metal jewellery has been an intrinsic part of our fashion sense, our pride and our boastfulness. Some of the only remaining artefacts from ancient civilisations are the buildings, their weapons, their pottery, their bones and their jewellery. Across civilisations ranging from the […]