Ireland is called the Emerald Island because of its green countryside. For the very first time that name was used by the Irish poet William Drennan, in his poem “When Erin first rose”. Erin is a name that is derived from the Irish word Éirinn that means Ireland. A little bit of googling showed me that the name was originally given to the island by the Milesians after the goddess Ériu, who was one of the three goddess sisters, who all wanted the island to be called after her name. Although there are not real emeralds found in Ireland I got mine from there. They are nice and green and symbolize the greenness of the island and as they are shiny and glittering they look like the real emeralds. It seems that they have been inspired from the Claddagh Ring because there are the same symbols – the heart, the crown, and the hands. It was the best Birthday Present I could ever imagine.
They say that the Diamonds are the Girls’ Best Friends. Ok, there’s of course, some truth in it, who doesn’t like jewellery or other glittering things, but diamonds are maybe a bit overestimated. Girls, I’m pretty sure that all over the world and in all possible ages, love to be paid attention to and especially to be given something that proves it. Girls love things that have the meaning and have their story to tell and help to remind some beautiful moments from the past. Somewhere in Dublin is an amazing shop that is called Newbridge Silverware and from where several sweet, but elegant glittering things have found a way to me. Of course, they have had never found that way without you. I have had some very happy moments, which I remember perfectly well when I have been opening the box with a big smile on my face and found a piece of silver wear from there. Thank you for these moments 🙂