Gold Plated & Connemara Marble Celtic Cross Pendant - Solvar Jewelry Made in Ireland
- Made in Dublin, Ireland by Solvar Jewelry
- Gold Plated Rhodium
- Connemara Marble stone
- Includes an 18" gold plated link chain with spring ring clasp
- Comes with hard sided gift box
The Celtic Cross
Standing tall in the landscape. Rooted in the Irish soil. And yet reaching for the sky. Since early times, the Celtic Cross has marked sacred places all over Ireland.
Each one has its own tale to tell- with stories from scripture, carved in stone, preserved for future generations. From the shores of Lough Neagh and the Cathedral city of Armagh, to the monasteries of Clonmacnoise and Monasterboice, these high crosses are powerful symbols of early Christianity in Ireland.
One legend tells how St Patrick saw a pagan standing stone imprinted with a circle, the symbol of the moon goddess. He is said to have blessed the stone, marking it with a Latin cross- thus creating the first Celtic Cross.
Whatever the story, the Celtic Cross pays tribute to those ancient Celts whose legacy remains. And for all to see, it is a powerful symbol of faith. Now the story continues with those who wear a Celtic Cross. In doing so, we remember the precious heritage of Ireland. This land that has always been the home of saints and scholars.
Connemara Marble and Connemara Ireland
These beautifully crafted earrings are made with polished Connemara marble. Quarried in western Ireland, Connemara marble dates from the Precambrian era more than 900 million years ago. Connemara lies in the territory of Iar Connacht, "West Connacht," which is the west portion of County Galway, Ireland. Connemara Marble is referred to "Ireland's Gem Stone" as it is a very unique and rare form of Marble. This beautiful marble offers a range of colour tones, from the lighter, paler shades of green, all the way to rich dark emerald tones. How fitting for Ireland that one of its natural treasures is the only green marble known to exist!
Solvar Jewelry Made in Ireland
Solvar has designed and produced exquisitely crafted jewelry for over 75 years. Solvar Ltd., a family-owned Irish company established in 1941 and based in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, has evolved into a leader in the design and manufacture of destination and heritage jewelry. With over seven decades of tradition and experience in the jewelry business, Solvar has a strong commitment to quality, design & workmanship to the highest standards.