About this Piece
925 Sterling Silver Clochán Dolmen Pendant with 46cm chain and lobster clasp.
From the Gaelic "Clochán" - referring to an ancient Irish stone structure.
This piece is inspired by the Pursuit of Diarmuid and Grainne, one of Ireland’s greatest romantic legends. Ireland is covered with hundreds of stone dolmens (ancient memorial standing stones) which are also said to commemorate the journeys of the fleeing lovers. This piece symbolises the love that two people share and their journey through life. Throughout Ireland many of these dolmens are nicknamed 'The Bed of Diarmuid and Gráinne' (Leaba Diarmuid agus Gráinne).
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.