It's almost time for St. Patrick's Day! It's a day to have fun and celebrate with your family and friends. And it's a pretty big day in these parts considering we're less than an hour from the great city of Boston. They say if you can't make it to Ireland for St. Patrick's day, Boston may be your next best alternative!
Boston has many festivities planned during the holiday week of St. Patrick's Day. It's so popular that it typically draws more than than 600,000 visitors to the city with its cherished traditions like the annual dyeing of the Chicago River.
This unique and colorful tradition started back in 1962, when city workers used dyes to discover illegal sewage discharges. This led to them thinking it might be a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and that year they released 100 pounds of green vegetable dye into the river–whoa!
Today, much less dye is used and the river only turns green for about 5 hours!
Boston is proud of its Irish heritage and the city still holds our country's biggest and most festive St. Patrick's Day parades. And let's not forget...there are more Irish pubs there than any other place in the nation!
Here are a few more fun facts about St. Patrick's Day...
In honor of this day, we thought we'd share with you some of our favorite "green" jewelry pieces. Check them out!
This one-of-a-kind vintage estate ring is from the mid-century era featuring a stunning jade center accented by 14K yellow gold!
This is the perfect stackable green ring. With its 14K white gold band filled with round emeralds, it's perfect for your St. Paddy's Day fun! It's also available in yellow and rose gold.
This pre-owned fashion band features a synthetic princess cut emerald accented by round and baguette shaped diamonds—this modern era estate ring is simply beautiful!
This Kendra Scott Brett Emerald Glass Long Bolo Necklace is a beauty! With its faceted oval clear emerald glass in the perfect shade of green, it will make anything you wear go to the next level of class and sophistication.
These classic birthstone earrings will add the perfect pop of green to any outfit you wear! These earrings feature platinum bonded sterling silver and round simulated emerald centers accented by 36 pave set round Lassaire simulated diamonds—just the right touch of green you're looking for!
Another vintage estate ring from the modern era, this one features a emerald-cut center emerald, accented by 2 round diamonds with the center emerald set in a heavy bezel—we love it and believe you will too!
Another birthstone jewelry piece, this necklace is platinum bonded sterling silver and has a round simulated emerald center accented by 21 pave set round Lassaire simulated diamonds. Elegant and pretty!
This sleek and stunning ring is perfect for the fashion forward fashionista! This ring features a round emerald stone center accented by two round diamonds. All 3 stones are gypsy set flush into a high polished 14K yellow gold band—it is exquisite!
We hope you enjoyed our "Going Green" jewelry and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
We're honored that Mullen Bros. Jewelers ranks #1 in overall customer ratings among all jewelry stores in Southeastern Massachusetts and we will continue to take care of our neighbors and friends, one jewel at a time.
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