The stones are green Connemara marble.
These earrings hang approximately 1inch 2.5cm. They consist of Connemara beads and a Celtic knot bead over a double sided Claddagh charm.
They have sterling silver earwires. Sold in an organza bag with designer tags.
A box is available for a small extra charge to cover the box and extra postage.
Sue Bowden Design
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 it near.
The well known Claddagh design on these earrings comes from the traditional Claddagh ring.
Legend has it that a poor man, Richard Joyce set sail for the West Indies to make his fortune leaving behind his beloved. He was kidnapped and sold to a wealthy Moorish goldsmith. During this time he made a ring. When he was finally released he returned to Claddagh in Galway where his true love was waiting faithfully and where he presented her with the ring, now known as the Royal Claddagh ring. They married and were never separated again.
The Claddagh is now worn all over the world as symbol of love, friendship and loyalty.
The heart is the symbol of love.
The two hands are the symbol of friendship.
The crown is the symbol of loyalty.