This is a beautiful bracelet made of the natural gemstones, purple amethyst and green Connemara Marble. The amethyst beads are 4mm in diameter. The Connemara beads are 6mm diameter . The central bead is a fine silver over pewter Celtic bead with a Celtic knot design. It is handmade in Ireland and is a lasting piece that you will have for years. Length 8 inches 21 cm. It makes a great gift in a cream box with green ribbon.
Designed by Sue Bowden for All That Glisters Ireland.
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.
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.