Height: 17.7 mm approx. (excluding earring closure)
Thickness: 2mm approx. per earring
Diamonds: G/H Colour SI2 Clarity
Diamond Weight: 0.12 cts
This collection is inspired by one of Ireland’s most famous treasures. This is the Ardagh Chalice. The Ardagh Chalice is from the 8th century AD and is also one of Ireland’s most prized artifacts. The Chalice was found in 1868 in Ardagh, County Limerick. It was found by two men who were digging for potatoes. The Chalice is in the National Museum of Ireland. It’s one of the most important pieces of Celtic art.
The bowl and foot of the chalice are made of silver. The outer side of the bowl is decorated with applied gold, silver, glass, amber and enamel ornament. The underside of the foot contains a polished rock crystal at the centre. There are also great examples of fine filigree gold work on this piece.