Kilkenny marble black limestone amethyst Celtic bracelet
This bracelet is made from black Kilkenny marble 13mm rice beads and 4 mm amethyst beads. These are interspersed with quality fine silver over pewter Celtic beads.
Length approximately 8 inches, 20cm. Sold in a cream box with a green ribbon.
This makes a lovely present. Sue Bowden designer tags enclosed.
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.
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.