14ct Gold Elements
Sterling silver with 14ct gold detailing this brooch remembers the events of Ireland 1916. I decided to go with symbols to remember these brave warriors who gave their lives for the freedom of Ireland.
Shamrock - Ireland, the right to our own Nation.
Peace Lily - The end of fighting on Irish soil.
Heart - The fierce love that burned in their hearts for Ireland.
These three elements come together at the base of the brooch to form the Newgrange tri-spiral, which to me is one of the oldest symbols of Ireland.
It's meaning is myriad, to me it represents life, death and rebirth, as Ireland was reborn as a nation once again in 1916.
100 years a Nation!!
Each strand of this brooch individually made with solid chunky 14ct gold heart, shamrock, tri spiral and lily stamen, and completed with 1.3 mm sterling silver wire.
To create this, 14 different solder joints are needed. This is complicated on such a tight piece and requires a lot of time and patience. It is not straight forward, and there is around 2 grams of solid 14ct gold as well as over 4 grams of sterling silver.
I think it is worth the effort, what do you think?
Length of brooch: 40 mm / 1.6ins
Width at widest point : 25 mm / 1 ins
Weight 7.5 grams
You can read more about the inspiration behind the Misé Éire Collection here.
I purchased this brooch for my wife's 60th birthday. She loves it. Really unique design.