Shamrock Earrings - Sterling Silver with Connemara Marble and made in Dublin, Ireland.
- Made in Dublin, Ireland by Solvar Jewelry
- Sterling Silver with Connemara Marble
- Hinged clasp style earrings
- Size - about 1/2" wide x 1 1/8” tall
- Comes with hard sided gift box
The Shamrock Symbol
In ancient times, a tiny three-leafed plant bloomed far and wide and laid a carpet of green all over the limestone hills of Ireland. The druids knew the Shamrock has mystical powers. To them its three leaves were a natural sign of a sacred number. This little plant was even said to warn of an approaching storm by turning up its leaves.
According to legend, St Patrick himself plucked a Shamrock from the ground to explain his belief in the Trinity. They say this helped convert the Irish people to Christianity. Many believed that wearing this little green sprig of green would keep them from harm.
Over the centuries that have elapsed since then, the Shamrock has become an instantly recognisable emblem of the Emerald Isle.
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.