Solvar Jewelry Connemara Marble Claddagh Earrings $69.95
Silver drop Irish earrings in a Claddagh design with Connemara Marble. They measure almost a 1/2 wide. Made by Solvar, Dublin, Ireland.
Connemara Marble is one of the oldest marbles in the world – about 600 million years old. It is mined in the Connemara region of the west of Ireland. Many years ago it was used for fixtures in state buildings and churches but now only small quantities are mined for jewellery. Each piece is individual with variations in the green colour, markings and veining. In these earrings the stone is puffed or raised which adds to its wonderful dimensional effect.
The story of the Claddagh goes back to the 1600s when the first ring was made in Claddagh on the edge of Galway City. By tradition it is taken to signify the wish that love and friendship should reign supreme. Two hands cradling a crowned heart: The Heart for Love, the Hands for Friendship, the Crown for Loyalty.