About this Piece
Our ancient ancestors had a close relationship with nature and were keenly aware they depended on the elements. Many of the passage and wedge tombs in Ireland are aligned with the rising and setting sun, darkness and light. At Dawn on the 21st December at the Winter Solstice, the sun floods the 'light-box' over the portal tomb in Newgrange lighting up the passageway to the sacred basin stone.
This product measures 30mm long and 9mm wide.
About the Maker
Úna O Boyle is a jewelry designer, maker and storyteller who uses her silversmith craft to retell the ancient stories of her Irish and Celtic culture. She is passionate about the mythology and folklore that define her heritage, and after studying anthropology at university is now studying the Irish language too.
Having grown up in Belfast during the turbulent times of the 70s and 80s, Úna often escaped to rural Donegal on Ireland's remote northwest, a rugged area populated with hidden prehistoric megalithic tombs and ancient standing stones. These local relics are enshrouded in legends, from Diarmuid and Grainne’s grave to the 'little people' living under the mountains. Úna continues that tradition by enshrining her jewelry with Celtic and Irish symbolism, ensuring that these ancient stories live on.