Connemara Marble Jewelry and Gifts

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Often described as Ireland's Gemstone, Connemara Marble is believed to be some 600 million years old and is unique to the West of Ireland. The quarry at Lissoughter in the Connemara Mountains in County Galway 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.