This charming two-toned pendant necklace is just the accessory needed to show off your love of Ireland in a fashionable way. A sterling silver heart is encrusted with sparkling crystals from Swarovski and a gold plated shamrock takes center stage mounted in the middle of the heart. Few images are associated with a country as strongly as the symbolic shamrock is to Ireland. As tradition goes the use of the shamrock for symbolic purposes dates back to St. Patrick and his mission to deliver Christianity to the people of the Emerald Isle. It is said that St. Patrick used the common shamrock, a clover found all over the Irish landscape to illustrate that God the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit all exist within one being like the leaves of the shamrock. Today it is known throughout the world as a symbol of Ireland. Exuding everyday beauty, this pendant makes a great statement necklace that can be worn on a daily basis as the silver and gold combination goes perfectly with any style or occasion. Consider wearing it with strapless dress to create a statement all your own.