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14ct Gold Elements
Sterling silver with solid, chunky, 14ct gold pieces, hung on an 18" chain, this pendant 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 pendant 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.
Each strand of this pendant individually made with solid chunky 14ct gold: heart, shamrock, tri spiral and lily stamen, and combined 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?
100 years a Nation!!
Length of pendant excluding loop for chain : 40 mm / 1.6ins
Width at widest point : 25 mm / 1 ins
Weight including 18" chain : 10 grams
You can read more about the inspiration behind the Misé Éire Collection here.