The hearts show clear fossil corals in the stone.
Lovely black and grey fossil Kilkenny marble earrings designed and made by Sue Bowden.
The total length is about 1 1/8 inches. The hearts are about 3/4 inches. See the coins for scale.
The Celtic beads are made of fine silver over pewter and are of very good quality.
They have sterling silver earwires.
The earrings you will receive are similar to the ones in the first picture
Kilkenny marble is a dark limestone which has been quarried in Kilkenny for hundreds of years.
It was formed over 350 million years ago when warm seas covered the area which is now Ireland. Small grey inclusions are fossil corals. Kilkenny, a medieval city is known as the marble city because of the marble which has been used to pave it and build its fine buildings such as the castle and cathedral.