Silver Connemara Marble & Trinity Knot Large Oval Pendant
Sterling Silver necklace with oval Real Connemara marble, marcasite detailing and traditional Trinity Knot design
The Trinity Knot is one of the most recognisable Celtic designs. The knot is believed to have been fashioned by the Celtic Christian Church to represent the holy trinity of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Depictions of The Trinity Knot can be found on Celtic artefacts dating back to the 8th Century, including the Book of Kells. Comprising of three interlaced loops, it is commonly used as a symbol of consistency and eternity.
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.