Traditional Connemara marble and amethyst jewelry. Celtic earrings
These are great earrings made with fine silver over pewter Celtic beads of good quality.
There is a large 14mm dark Connemara marble bead and a 4mm purple amethyst bead.
See the coins scale. Approx 1 inch long 2.5 cm.
Sterling silver earwires.
Sold in an organza bag with tags. Sue Bowden design for All That Glisters.
Please look at a lot more Connemara marble jewelry in my shop.
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 a purple quartz natural gemstone which has been highly prized for centuries. Achill island in Co. Mayo is the most famous place for amethyst in Ireland.
Believed to provide intuitive and inspired thought, the Romans and Greeks thought it gave protection from drunkenness. It is reputed to relieve insomnia and although probably unrelated from these attributes is still worn by Bishops.