Connemara marble, amethyst baroque chunky designer necklace
This is a fantastic necklace designed and made in Ireland from dark amethyst beads and round and rondel shaped green Connemara marble beads.
The gemstones are interspersed with fine silver over pewter Celtic beads.
It has a T bar clasp which is easy to get off and on.
It would make a stunning gift.
Overall length including the catch is 20 inches.
Sold in a branded box. Sue Bowden design for All That Glisters.
Amethyst is associated will Achill island in Co. Mayo where it was once very plentiful. We use it to represent the heather covered mountains of Ireland. The Romans believed it protected against drunkenness. It is the stone of wisdom and intuition. Possibly unrelated to these facts it is still worn by bishops.
Over 750 million years old Connemara marble is from the Precambrian age. Connemara marble is a beautiful and unusual marble rich in forsterite olivine and serpentine which gives it its green colour. Found in the West of Ireland it is Ireland’s most famous stone. It’s green colour symbolises Ireland. Look closely and you will see shades of olive, peridot, jade, emerald and a host of other greens as well as subtle greys, white and yellow. Being a natural material no two pieces are ever exactly the same. Connemara marble reflects the beauty of the Irish landscape and is part of its natural heritage. Connemara Marble is said to bring serenity to those who keep in near.