Clochán Skellig Michael Steps Pendant

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About this Piece

925 Sterling Silver Clochán Skellig Michael Steps Pendant with 46cm chain and lobster clasp.

From the Gaelic "Clochán" - referring to an ancient Irish stone structure.

Irish Monks believed that union with God could best be attained by withdrawal from civilization into harsh and isolated regions. Skellig Michael, off the Irish Kerry coast, was one of these isolated hazardous monastic island retreats founded about the 6th century by St. Fionan. To reach the most secure and remote areas on the island, the monks carved natural steps from the rock.

Skellig Michael has recently gained new global fame due to its appearance in the recent Star Wars films as the secluded home of Jedi Luke Skywalker.

This piece represents personal strength.

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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