About this Piece
Trees are associated with folklore and wisdom in Irish mythology. This Tree of Wisom necklace was inspired by the Irish Proverb "Fásann crann an eolais in ithir an amhrais" - "The Tree of Knowledge grows in the soil of doubt". You develop and gain confidence by learning from your mistakes.
There is much wisdom in the proverbs that pertain to all old cultures. They pre-date all the spin, hype and social media that is part of our world today and shed light on a slower, more reflective pace of life. They are often full of wit and wry observations and this is reflected in the Irish Whispers designs.
"Is ionann seanfhocal agus cogar gaoise ónár sinsir" - "A proverb is like a whisper from our ancestors."
This product measures 31mm long and 24mm 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.