Connemara Marble

Newgrange Gemstone Necklace

Connemara Marble beads are often called “Irelands’s pearls” . Here we have created a stunning 32 inch necklace of Connemara Marble with created Opal beads.

This piece is entirely inspired by the winter solstice at Newgrange. This spectacular event happens only once a year when the passage tomb is illuminated by the rising sun. From the 18th to the 23rd of December a narrow beam of golden sunlight penetrates and illuminates the ancient tomb.

We have chosen Opal gemstones to sit either side of the silvertone Celtic design as seen on the entrance to Newgrange.  The name opal is thought to be derived from the Sanskrit upala, meaning “precious stone,” and later the Greek derivative “Opallios,” meaning “to see a change of colour. It has long been associated with purity, love, goodness, and nurturing.

It’s main character includes a very powerful light display when it passes through fluorescent light. This characteristic is known as opalescence. You can see why we would chose the Opal to pay homage to the winter solstice at Newgrange.

Read the full story of Newgrange below.

Matching bracelet available also Newgrange Gemstone Bracelet

 

 

 

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Description

The Story of Newgrange

Newgrange is a Stone Age, neolithic monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath.

It is the jewel in the crown of Ireland’s Ancient East. Newgrange was constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Newgrange is a large 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.

It was overgrown with trees, and was discovered completely by accident when the local landowner removed a rock in 1699 that revealed the entrance into what was thought at first sight to be a cave.

The Winter Solstice at Newgrange is renowned worldwide. The passage tomb is illuminated by the rising sun on the Winter Solstice. From the 18th to the 23rd of December each year a narrow beam of golden sunlight penetrates and illuminates the ancient tomb.  This is a spectacular event and often spiritual experience for those lucky enough to bear witness to this phenomenon.

At the entrance to Newgrange there is a large stone with a Triskele design engraved in the rock. This is the most famous Irish Megalithic symbol in the world.  This design was carved at least 2500 years before the Celts reached Ireland. It is hard to even imagine people back then creating such inspiring artwork.

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Additional information

Material

Connemara Marble, Created Opal

Metal

Silver tone over Brass

Size

24"L x 32"W lobster Claw Closure. Weight 16 grams

Style

Trinity Knot

Additional information

Material

Connemara Marble, Created Opal

Metal

Silver tone over Brass

Size

24"L x 32"W lobster Claw Closure. Weight 16 grams

Style

Trinity Knot

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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