This pair of shamrock earrings are made from 14 Karat white gold and embellished with diamonds to accentuate their sparkle. The shamrock (Irish - seamróg) is the most recognised Irish symbol worldwide. The name comes from the Irish 'seamróg' which literally means 'young clover'. In ancient times, this tiny three-leafed plant bloomed far and wide and laid a carpet of green all over the limestone hills of Ireland. Many believed that wearing this little sprig of green would keep them from harm. Over the centuries that have elapsed since then, the Shamrock has become an instantly recognisable emblem of the Emerald Isle.