Bodhrán Brooch:brooch

Bodhrán Brooch

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About this Piece

Available in 925 Solid Sterling Silver and Rhodium Plated finishes.

Diameter 20mm, Depth 6mm, Weight 5.9g.

Based on a traditional Irish frame drum, typically made with a goatskin on one side. The other side is open for the player’s hand to be placed against the inside of the drum head to control the pitch and timbre. Although various drums (played with either hands or sticks) have been used in Ireland since ancient times, the bodhrán itself did not gain wide recognition as a legitimate musical instrument until the 1960s.

About the Maker

Annie Quinn has been working as a jeweler for the past twenty years, having first studied jewelry design at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin, and later apprenticing to Bent Exner in Denmark where she specialized in architectonic jewelry design and gilding. 
Annie's jewelry takes inspiration from Irish culture, landscapes and architecture. From the céili music of her family's tavern in the Gaeltacht Lár in County Donegal, to the rugged coastlines populated with traditional cottages and battered by the wild Atlantic winds, each piece of jewelry embodies key aspects of native Irish landscapes and culture. 
All silver pieces are hallmarked by the Dublin Assay Office.

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