Connemara Marble

Celtic Swirl Connemara Marble Necklace

Our Celtic swirl, Connemara Marble necklace is a design inspired by the spiral stone engravings at Newgrange, Co Meath –  Ireland’s ancient Celtic burial site. At Over 5,000 years old Newgrange is older than the Egyptian Pyramids.

The Spiral design engraved on one of the stones inside the chamber of Newgrange is probably the most famous Irish Megalithic symbol. It is often referred to as a Celtic design, but it was actually carved at least 2500 years before the Celts reached Ireland. If you have an appreciation of Irish history and the symbolism attached you will love this simple yet elegant design.

Genuine Connemara Marble centers a swirling Irish sterling silver design and presented on an 18″ chain.

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Our Celtic Swirl Necklace is inspired by Newgrange which is a Stone Age (Neolithic) monument in Boyne Valley, County Meath. This jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East  was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.). This makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Newgrange is a circular mound 85m (279ft) in diameter and 13m (43ft) high with a 19m (63ft) stone passageway and chambers inside. The mound is ringed by 97 large kerbstones, some of which are engraved with symbols called megalithic art. We have taken our inspiration for our Celtic Swirl necklace from these very symbols.

Archaeologists classified Newgrange as a passage tomb but we now know Newgrange is much more than a passage tomb. “Ancient Temple” is a more fitting classification. A place of astrological, spiritual, religious and ceremonial importance. As present day cathedrals are places of prestige and worship where dignitaries may be laid to rest.

Winter Solstice …
Newgrange is best known for the illumination of its passage and chamber by the winter solstice sun. Above the entrance to the passage at Newgrange there is a opening called a roof-box. This baffling orifice held a great surprise for those who unearthed it. It’s purpose is to allow sunlight to penetrate the chamber on the shortest days of the year, around December 21st – the winter solstice. At dawn from December 19th to 23rd, a narrow beam of light penetrates the roof-box and reaches the floor of the chamber, gradually extending to the rear of the chamber.

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Additional information

Material

Connemara Marble

Metal

Sterling Silver

Size

1.5 inch drop /.75 inch w 5 gram silver weight, 18" Chain

Stamp

Certificate of Authentication Included., Irish Assay Office

Style

Celtic

Additional information

Material

Connemara Marble

Metal

Sterling Silver

Size

1.5 inch drop /.75 inch w 5 gram silver weight, 18" Chain

Stamp

Certificate of Authentication Included., Irish Assay Office

Style

Celtic

certificate

Certificate of Authenticity

Each marble product purchase includes a Certificate of Authenticity to prove it was made with genuine Connemara Marble.

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