About this Piece
925 Sterling Silver Clochán Abbey Wall Pendant with 46cm chain and lobster clasp.
From the Gaelic "Clochán" - referring to an ancient Irish stone structure.
Abbeys figure prominently in the history and landscape of Ireland. Abbeys are usually walled, with the entire quadrangle containing lots of individual buildings and amenities such as places for guests, the choir, for prayering, conference areas, infirmaries, dining and kitchen halls, dormitories, areas for receiving alms or gifts from outsiders, and even a simple parlor.
The Abbey Wall is a symbol of spiritual retreat and this piece reminds us to let go of daily stresses and problems.
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.