Beautiful celtic Irish pendant fashioned from handcarved Connemara Marble which is more than 600 million years old. With a lovely traditional celtic knot design on sterling silver. Hanmade by Sue Bowden in County Kilkenny, Ireland
Connemara Marble Celtic Knot Cross Pendant
- Handcrafted in County Kilkenny in Ireland by Sue Bowden.
- Traditional Irish Celtic Knotwork motif.
- Sterling Silver Chain
- Made from handcarved Connemara marble which is more than 600 million years ago.
- No two pieces of Connemara marble are ever the same .
- Read about Connemara Marble below.
- 1" inch long, 1/4" inch wide
Connemara is a large peninsulain the west of County Galway. It is one of the last remaining Irish/Gaelic speaking parts of Ireland. The famous green and white Connemara marble, famed for its beauty, its color and its resistence, was formed more than 700 million years ago and is found only in a remote area.
It is a Metamorphic rock formed when limestone was heated under pressure, producing a hard granular rock. Itsunique green color symbolises Ireland and is caused by the presence of various elements.
The marble is mined from deep under the 12 Bens Mountains. In ancient times, the beautiful Connemara marble was used for trading and barter. In more recent times Connemara marble was often used in the construction of granda and stateley buildings.
However in current times, Connemara Marble has become synonymous with fine quality jewellery. It enhances jewellery and is becoming more and more popular.
No two piecies of Connemara marble are identical so you are buying a totally unique piece of jewellery.
Connemara Marble is said to bring serenity to those who keep it close