About this Piece
The Banshee is a ghostly figure in ancient Irish mythology. The Gaeilic translation, Bean Sídhe, means 'woman of the fairy mound'. She was often represented as a dishevelled wailing women with her hair blowing in the wind.
Imagined, designed and handmade by Banshee Silver, and hallmarked in the assay office in Dublin Castle. It comes with a lovely presentation box, 18" chain and a story card.
This pendant is 65mm in height and 22mm at its widest point.
About the Maker
Úna O Boyle is a jewelry designer, maker and storyteller who uses her silversmith craft to retell the ancient stories of her Irish and Celtic culture. She is passionate about the mythology and folklore that define her heritage, and after studying anthropology at university is now studying the Irish language too.
Having grown up in Belfast during the turbulent times of the 70s and 80s, Úna often escaped to rural Donegal on Ireland's remote northwest, a rugged area populated with hidden prehistoric megalithic tombs and ancient standing stones. These local relics are enshrouded in legends, from Diarmuid and Grainne’s grave to the 'little people' living under the mountains. Úna continues that tradition by enshrining her jewelry with Celtic and Irish symbolism, ensuring that these ancient stories live on.