Handmade 18ct Gold Plated Newgrange Pendant:Pendant
Handmade 18ct Gold Plated Newgrange Pendant:Pendant
Arnua

Handmade 18ct Gold Plated Newgrange Pendant

Regular price $129.99

About this Piece

This beautiful pendant is inspired by the ancient spiral engravings at Newgrange, one of the oldest and most renowned surviving Celtic monuments in Europe. The pendant is individually crafted in Dublin, resulting in a quality piece made with the most intricate detail to ensure it lasts for generations to come.

Available in a choice of chain lengths from 16" - 22".

Ancient Celtic Art

Also known as insular art (from the Latin insula meaning 'island'), Celtic designs were eventually adapted by early Christian artists to adorn their works (most famously with the Book of Kells) and to acclimatize Christianity to the local pagan populations. The most iconic features of Celtic art were the knots, known as icovellavna, which formed stylized patterns for illustration and calligraphy, such as the trinity knot. Spirals and triple-spirals (triskeles) are also a common motif - the latter being related to the importance of the number three in Celtic mythology. As the ancient Celts migrated from Central Europe to Ireland and Britain, the designs likely have a mainland origin - though Christian missionaries from these islands would later help reintroduce the art back to Europe. 

About the Maker

After over a decade of experience in the jewelry manufacturing industry, Eoghan McGuinness decided it was time to branch off and start his own business, and thus Arnua was born in County Dublin. He distinguished himself by refusing to mass-produce his products, instead handcrafting each piece individually, giving every one the attention and quality of detail it requires. Arnua therefore maintains exceedingly high standard for its products, while McGuinness works with clients to create unique and meaningful custom pieces.

While initially he created custom wedding and engagement rings, McGuinness was also fascinated by ancient Celtic art and the Irish landscape, and so created collections inspired by the Book of Kells, the Claddagh, Ogham writing, and much more.