About this Piece
925 Sterling Silver Castle Door Pendant with 46cm chain and lobster clasp.
From the Gaelic "Clochán" - referring to an ancient Irish stone structure.
The Irish countryside has a vast number of castles that are filled with history and character. Irish castles include some of the oldest and most famous castles in the World.
Medieval castle doors and reception halls were full of ingenious defensive features. The door was always made to open inwards so that it could be secured with a wooden beam and protect the occupants.
This Castle Door pendant is a symbol of security and protection from everyday trials and tribulations.
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.