Shamrock and Four Leaf
Many people believe that a shamrock and a four leaf
clover are the same thing but this is not true. A shamrock
has three leaves while a four leaf clover, obviously
has four leaves. Both the shamrock and the four leaf
clover are considered good luck charms. Almost everyone
owns either a shamrock pendant or a 4 leaf clover pendant
to wear for good luck or for the traditional green of
St. Patrick's Day.
The Irish Shamrock Symbolism
The shamrock grows in Ireland and many people consider
it the symbol of Ireland and it is also the logo for
the Government of Ireland. Christians view the three
leaves of the shamrock as symbols of the Holy Trinity.
Patrick used the shamrock as a visual aid to explain
the concept of the Holy Trinity when he was teaching
Catholic doctrine to the Irish people. The leaves on
the shamrock represent the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit and the stem that holds the leaves is the
three persons in one God.
Clover pendants are very popular today. Shamrock pendants
are worn by the Irish people as a symbol of their heritage
and by Catholics as a symbol of their faith in the Holy
Trinity. The Shamrock pendant is also worn by anyone
who want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a little
touch o' green.
Shamrock pendants are available, not only in green but
as gold shamrock pendants, silver shamrock pendants,
and diamond shamrock pendants. These fine pieces of
jewelry are worn every day as good luck pieces and as
a proud symbol of the Irish. The gold and silver shamrock
pendants are a stunning design and suitable for formal
and casual wear.
Four Leaf Clover Pendants
Four leaf clover pendants are also widely popular. They
are worn mostly as symbols of good luck. The reason
the four leaf clover is believed to be lucky is because
it is rare to find a clover with four leaves. Today,
however, horticulturists cultivate hybrid four leaf
clovers to sell as good luck charms and St. Patrick