St Brigid's Cross Necklace Connemara Marble - Sterling Silver and made in Dublin, Ireland.
- Made in Dublin, Ireland by Solvar Jewelry
- Sterling Silver
- Size - about 7/8" wide x 1" long
- Includes an 18" silver link chain with spring ring clasp
- Comes with hard sided gift box
The St Brigid's Cross Symbol
St. Brigid was a contemporary of St. Patrick who founded a monastery in Kildare in the 6th century. It is said that she converted her father to Christianity while making a cross from rushes. In those early Christian times the farmers adopted the custom of making these same crosses at the beginning of spring to protect their holding, placing them in prominent positions in their houses and buildings.
The tradition of making the crosses on the 1st February, St. Brigid's Feast Day, continues to the present day.
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.