This is a lovely Connemara Marble necklace on a 18″ sterling silver chain.It is made exclusively for Mc Cormacks, Ireland.We are extremely proud of our extensive range of real Connemara Marble Jewellery.Ts very popular especially and so nice to have a bit of Ireland with you where ever you are in the World, perfect Irish gift for any occasion.
The word Connemara comes from the Gaelic meaning “Inlets for the Sea”. When you go there you cannot help but be bowled over by it’s awe-inspiring beauty. This beautiful marble, estimated to be over six hundred million years old, gets its range of green colour tones from the various natural elements only found in the limestone in this remote and rugged region on Ireland’s Atlantic coast.
The marble forms when limestone is heated under pressure. While the colour is predominately green there are often shades of grey and brown seen throughout. 4000 year old axes made from Connemara Marble in the Stone Age can be seen in our National Museum of Ireland.