About this Piece
925 Sterling Silver Clochán Giant's Causeway earrings.
From the Gaelic "Clochán" - referring to an ancient Irish stone structure.
The story goes that Fionn MacCumhaill, a legendary Irish warrior, created the iconic Giant's Causeway to fight the Scottish giant, Benandonner. When he got there, he discovered the Scottish giant was much bigger than himself, so Fionn quickly returned home, but Benandonner followed him back. Fionn's wife dressed her husband as a baby and when Benandonner saw the ‘baby', he fled back across the causeway, ripping it up as he went.
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.