Silver Newgrange Drop Earring
Sterling silver drop earrings with traditional Celtic design, inspired by the ancient Celtic tomb at Newgrange, Co. Meath.
Crafted by Aidan Breen who specializes in one-off items of gold & silver hollowware and jewellery. Dublin native and pioneer of the Renaissance of Celtic jewellery, Aidan was trained in his craft by a traditional seven-year apprenticeship as a “chaser” beginning at age 14 at M.H.Gill and Son, Church Furnishers in Dublin.
Aidan has been handcrafting jewellery for R & C McCormack for over 15 years. Watch this short video to learn more about how these fantastic pieces are created.
Sterling Silver drop Newgrange Earrings
These earrings have been Irish Hallmarked in Dublin Castle, Ireland.
2cm height 2cm width
Newgrange is a pre-historic tomb found in Co. Meath. The tomb was built by farmers from the Boyne Valley around 3,200 BC and is known worldwide for its impressive architecture and celebration of the Winter Solstice. Every year, at sunrise on the day of the Winter Solstice, the sun aligns with the tombs narrow entrance perfectly, illuminating every room. The Megalithic stone artwork found at Newgrange heavily influenced subsequent Celtic design, and the swirling pattern found on the tombs entrance stone has inspired these pieces of jewellery. Newgrange is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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