Compliment any outfit with this eye-catching Connemara Marble Celtic brooch which has a heart set with genuine Connemara Marble and an eye-catching claddagh design.
The meaning, significance and history of the Claddagh symbol has a rich ancient past that dates back to over 300 years. A small fishing village in Galway, Ireland called the Claddagh was where the tradition of the Claddagh rings first started. The word Claddagh itself comes from the Irish term 'An Cladach' that means a 'flat stony shore'. The crown symbolizes Loyalty, the heart symbolizing Love and the hands representing Friendship.
The quarry at Lissoughter in the Connermara mountains first opened in the 19th century. In 1903, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra visited it during the Royal Tour of Connemara. Today, the marble of Connemara can be found in the world's great monuments. In the halls of Trinity College Dublin, on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in Kensington Palace and in some of America's finest buildings. The marble is crafted and finished at the family's workshop in Dublin, Ireland. Traditional and modern tools are used to create products that capture the rare beauty of Connemara Marble.
Measures 1.7 x 1.7 Inches or 4.5 x 4.5 cms. Beautifully presented in a gift box.