About this Piece
Available in 925 Solid Sterling Silver and Rhodium Plated finishes.
Length 45mm, Width 14mm, Depth 2mm, Weight 5.2g.
One of the key instruments in traditional Irish music. Identical to the violin, but played differently in widely-varying regional and individual styles including Donegal, Kerry, Sligo, Clare, Galway, Cork and many more.
The Irish Famine of 1845-1851 caused thousands of Irish natives to immigrate to the United States. At this time, many Irish musicians sought employment in minstrel and vaudeville shows to make decent money as fiddlers.
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.