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.
I ordered the Mise Eire pendant from Elena, for my first grandchild. She was so helpful and friendly and went over and above to ensure that it was made and delivered on time. The pendant is beautifully made and Elena was so lovely to deal with. I strongly recommend her fabulous artwork and her skill.
Hi Mo, thanks so much for your beautiful review. It was my pleasure to create the Special Éireann pendant for your first grandchild a wee girl. Its a lovely idea of yours, to bring a bit of Ireland over there to her, that she can wear and be proud to be Irish in later years. I hope you all have a wonderful time at the Christening Best wishes, Elena x