Sterling Silver Marcasite Harp Pendant

Regular price €110.00
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About this Piece

This is stunning sterling silver harp pendant. Beautifully embellished, studded with delightful marcasite stones creating a wonderful shine. The pendant has a nice weight and feel to it, solid and strong, the harp has a very nice shape with an attractive bale at the top, enhanced by the substantial 20" oxidised curb chain.

The harp is the national symbol of Ireland and is instantly recognized the world over. It is also a magical musical instrument making this the perfect choice for the person interested in music or Irish heritage.

This necklace has been authenticated and hallmarked by the Dublin Assay Office in Dublin Castle.

  • 20" oxidised sterling silver curb chain
  • Features marcasite stones
  • Made in Ireland

History of the Celtic Harp

The cláirseach, or harp, is the national emblem of Ireland, appearing on flags, passports, and currency. It was an instrument of the elite in Ireland and Scotland, requiring years of practice to master, with strings made of metal that had to be constantly dampened due to their long resonance. Though it may have existed as far back as the 11th Century, its position as a symbol of Ireland and Celtic culture earned it the enmity of the English authorities in the late medieval period, who eventually banned it entirely - only a handful of harps from before this period have survived to this day. However in recent years the harp has had a cultural revival (with new musicians typically favoring small models), both as an instrument and as a symbol of Irish identity. 

About the Maker

Anu Jewellery is a family owned and run business with almost 20 years experience servicing the North American and Irish Celtic market. Their product range includes Gold and Silver Collections, with their designs being inspired by the Book of Kells and their Celtic roots. They have taken the traditional Irish symbols and emblems such as the Claddagh, Shamrock, Trinity Knot and the Celtic Cross, and given them a modern look and feel using the latest technology.

All their pieces are authenticated and then hallmarked by the Dublin Assay Office in Dublin Castle.

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