Embracing Shamrockery

Embracing Shamrockery

March 10, 2021

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Celebrating St. Brigid's Day Traditions

Celebrating St. Brigid's Day Traditions

January 27, 2021

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The Celtic Influence on the Thanksgiving Holidays

The Celtic Influence on the Thanksgiving Holidays

November 25, 2020

Thanksgiving is an holiday favorite for the Walker Metalsmith's family. It’s a time for us to celebrate old traditions and make new memories with family and friends. 

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New Custom Celtic Jewelry Pieces Just in Time for the Holidays

New Custom Celtic Jewelry Pieces Just in Time for the Holidays

November 13, 2020

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Celtic and Pictish Key Patterns; the other kind of Celtic design

Celtic and Pictish Key Patterns; the other kind of Celtic design

November 05, 2020 1 Comment

The Picts were a medieval society that inhabited northeast Scotland in the 3rd to 10th centuries. Their mysterious history has been difficult for scholars to understand due to a lack of surviving written records, but the Picts have left an enormous record carved in stone. The style of their monuments puts them firmly in the greater Celtic culture, showing artistic themes closely kin to the sculpture, metalwork, and manuscript art of the contemporary Irish. 

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The Celtic Origins of Halloween

The Celtic Origins of Halloween

October 14, 2020

Halloween might just be one of the most widely-celebrated holidays in the United States today, and you may not realize it, but Halloween actually has its roots in ancient Celtic tradition. 

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The Walker Metalsmiths Showroom Now Open for Appointment Only Viewing

The Walker Metalsmiths Showroom Now Open for Appointment Only Viewing

August 24, 2020 2 Comments

We are pleased to announce that the Walker Metalsmiths showroom in Andover, New York is open for appointment-only viewing. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to come in and meet our family of jewelers and to view our hand-crafted Celtic jewelry in-person, in a safe, comfortable, and personal way.

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The Beginning of August Marks The Gaelic Harvest Festival of Lughnasadh

The Beginning of August Marks The Gaelic Harvest Festival of Lughnasadh

August 03, 2020 2 Comments

August 1st marks Lughnasadh. This festival signifies the ending of summer and the beginning of fall, a the start of the harvest season. And just as Lughnasadh has been celebrated for centuries, the symbols used in our handcrafted Celtic jewelry here at Walker Metalsmiths have also been part of Celtic history since ancient times.

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Walker Metalsmith's Celtic Caring Cross Pendants Honor Frontline Healthcare Professionals

Walker Metalsmith's Celtic Caring Cross Pendants Honor Frontline Healthcare Professionals

July 28, 2020 2 Comments

Here at Walker Metalsmiths, we use our time-honored craft to create custom Celtic jewelry, which is appropriate for a variety of occasions. That is why we were inspired to create our Caring Cross Celtic Pendants.

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Walker Metalsmith’s Celebrates July Birthdays with Our Simulated Ruby Birthstone Celtic Jewelry

Walker Metalsmith’s Celebrates July Birthdays with Our Simulated Ruby Birthstone Celtic Jewelry

July 23, 2020 3 Comments

July is known for bringing us warm summer days, but this month also brings us the ruby as a birthstone. Here at Walker Metalsmith’s, we are celebrating July birthdays with our original, hand-crafted simulated ruby birthstone Celtic jewelry

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April is the Month of An Giblean and Other Celtic Spring Traditions

April is the Month of An Giblean and Other Celtic Spring Traditions

April 28, 2020

In traditional Celtic society, the months weren’t as rigidly structures as they are today. Months were more like seasons, and April was a month of new growth and renewal called An Giblean.

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Engagement Ring Alternatives When She Doesn't Want a Diamond

Engagement Ring Alternatives When She Doesn't Want a Diamond

January 27, 2020 1 Comment

For modern couples the traditional diamond engagement ring is being replaced by more personal options that reflect their unique personalities. The rise in popularity of Celtic engagement rings is due to their uniqueness and customizability.

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Celebrating St. Brigid's Day with Tradition and Celtic Jewelry from Walker Metalsmiths

Celebrating St. Brigid's Day with Tradition and Celtic Jewelry from Walker Metalsmiths

January 13, 2020

Celebrate St. Brigid's day and the beginning of Spring with Walker Metalsmith's custom designed Saint Brigid jewelry pieces.

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Walker Metalsmiths New Wishlist Feature Makes Your Holiday Gift Giving More Personal and Even Easier

Walker Metalsmiths New Wishlist Feature Makes Your Holiday Gift Giving More Personal and Even Easier

November 18, 2019

The new Wishlist App allows you to shop for products and store them without having to remember where you saw that product the next time you visit the website, making it even easier to shop Walker Metalsmiths.

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Walker Metalsmiths is Featuring Handcrafted Celtic Animal Jewelry this holiday season

Walker Metalsmiths is Featuring Handcrafted Celtic Animal Jewelry this holiday season

October 16, 2019

Zoomorphic animals have been used in art for thousands of years. They are essentially symbolic images shaped like animals. Walker Metalsmiths will be featuring handcrafted Celtic pendants this holiday

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Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelry Features Hand-Crafted Celtic Crosses and Claddagh Jewelry at our Family Owned Store

Walker Metalsmiths Celtic Jewelry Features Hand-Crafted Celtic Crosses and Claddagh Jewelry at our Family Owned Store

August 26, 2019

The artisans at Walker Metalsmiths proudly craft Celtic cross and Claddagh jewelry in a variety of styles that harken back to a rich heritage of fine, Celtic craftsmanship.

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The History and  Romance of Rose Gold

The History and Romance of Rose Gold

April 29, 2019

Any item made by Walker Metalsmiths that is available in yellow gold can be made in Rose Gold.  The blush hue is often associate with romance and love which makes it very popular in engagement, wedding and anniversary rings.  You will also find that many of our pieces use rose gold to highlight white or yellow gold.  

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St. Brigid's Day

St. Brigid's Day

January 31, 2019 1 Comment

Some things are seasonal. Some work isn't meant to be done everyday, but only at special times of year. Perhaps it's just nice to try to feel in tune with natural rhythms and accept that some things are only for now. St. Brigid's Day...

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Celtic Art: The Local Tradition

Celtic Art: The Local Tradition

September 11, 2018

I am pleased to announce an exhibit in Andover NY this September 21 to 29 will display locally produced Celtic art and design from the past fifty years. This special event honors the local tradition of Celtic art as lived by my teachers, students, my friends and apprentices.

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5 Celtic Traditions for Your Wedding

5 Celtic Traditions for Your Wedding

June 30, 2017 2 Comments

Whether you're looking to infuse a bit of your family's heritage into your special day or just love the design and symbolism of Celtic knots, these traditions are unique and memorable touches that you may want to include in your wedding whether you're of Celtic ancestry or not! In case you need a little help figuring out what's best for you, here's just a little background on five of the most popular Celtic wedding traditions to help you decide what feels most authentic culturally and appropriate spiritually.

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Congratulations Graduates!

Congratulations Graduates!

June 05, 2017

As Steve and Sue prepare to celebrate their youngest child's high school graduation, we thought we'd look back at some of the special gifts Steve created for his children plus a few staff favorites to give you some graduation gift ideas for your own family and friends.  

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Introducing:  the Mother's knot!

Introducing: the Mother's knot!

April 28, 2017 1 Comment

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Custom Rings- How Does it all Work?

Custom Rings- How Does it all Work?

April 11, 2016 2 Comments

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The Personal Side of Custom Jewelry

The Personal Side of Custom Jewelry

August 28, 2015

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