Silver and Gold Jewelry
Silver Friendship Necklaces
Silver friendship necklaces are very popular in Ireland and feature an interlocking design that is divided into two halves so two friends can each wear half. In Ireland, teenage girls often buy each other silver friendship necklaces as a tribute to their friendship and each girl proudly wears her half to show her special bond that she shares with the other girl.
Gold Rings for Weddings
Gold wedding rings in Ireland are traditionally created in a plainer design than engagement rings and are often very elegant. The happy couple often chooses matching gold wedding rings to display their special connection for all to see. The insides of the bands of the gold wedding rings are usually engraved with the names of the couple as well as the date of the wedding and perhaps a significant message. These gold wedding rings can also be set with small stones cut in the shapes of hearts as a special finishing touch.
Gold Plated Rings
Gold plated rings are created from a type of metal like sterling silver that is then coated with gold. This helps to reduce the cost of the ring significantly without detracting from its quality. 10 karats or 14 karats of gold are most commonly used to plate this type of ring, although the gold value can vary. Gold plated rings are perfect for a whole host of different types of occasions such as weddings, engagements and anniversaries.
Gold Filled Jewelry
Gold filled jewelry is made from a single solid piece of gold which is bonded to other metals like silver and brass using heat and pressure. This type of jewelry usually lasts for up to thirty years, although with occasional light cleaning and careful treatment it can stay in good shape for a lot longer. Gold filled jewelry comes in a wide range of styles and designs and is a trendy alternative to solid gold jewelry.