Connemara Marble

Connemara Marble Teardrop Shamrock Necklace

This beautifully hand crafted Connemara Marble teardrop necklace is contrasted marvelously with Irish sterling silver shamrock detailing.

Hallmarked in the Irish Assay Office located in Dublin Castle this piece showcases our gemstone of Ireland decorated with the iconic Irish symbol – the shamrock. Presented on an 18″ chain the subtle, natural marble can be worn day or night.

Many people of Irish descent retain a strong sense of their Irish heritage. This piece emcompasses this totally with the Irish sterling silver and genuine 900 million year old marble straight from our quarry in Lissoughter Co Galway in Ireland. Read more about our national symbol below.

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Description

The Shamrock is the most iconic symbol of Ireland. Saint Patrick –  Ireland’s patron saint, is said to have used it to explain the blessed Trinity when he converted the Irish to Christianity in 432 AD.

The name shamrock comes from the Irish word   seamróg , which simply means “young clover” or “ young sprig”. Do you know that there are over 570 different species of this three leafed plant , known as Oxalis .

The first mention of shamrock in the English language occurs in 1571 in the work of the English Elizabethan scholar Edmund Campion, who stated that the “wild Irish”  ate shamrock, watercress, and other herbs.    

The first official evidence of a link between St. Patrick and the shamrock appears in 1675 on the St Patrick’s Coppers or Halfpennies. These appear to show a figure of St Patrick preaching to a crowd while holding a shamrock. Today the shamrock can be seen on the tail fin of our national airline, on the jerseys of our national football and rugby teams, and in many other places including  buildings and street furniture.

” Oh the shamrock ” written by Thomas Moore

Through Erin’s Isle,
To sport awhile,
As Love and Valor wander’d
With Wit, the sprite,
Whose quiver bright
A thousand arrows squander’d.
Where’er they pass,
A triple grass
Shoots up, with dew-drops streaming,
As softly green
As emeralds seen
Through purest crystal gleaming.
Oh the Shamrock, the green immortal Shamrock!
Chosen leaf
Of Bard and Chief,
Old Erin’s native Shamrock!

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Additional information

Material

Connemara Marble

Metal

Sterling Silver

Size

1 inch drop length , .75 inch width, 18" Chain

Stamp

Certificate of Authentication Included., Irish Assay Office

Style

Presented in a Hinged Box, Shamrock

Additional information

Material

Connemara Marble

Metal

Sterling Silver

Size

1 inch drop length , .75 inch width, 18" Chain

Stamp

Certificate of Authentication Included., Irish Assay Office

Style

Presented in a Hinged Box, Shamrock

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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