These beautiful history of Ireland drop earrings been engraved with twelve symbols that represent the most historic eras in Ireland’s history. These earrings are crafted in sterling silver and Irish hallmarked in the Assay office at Dublin Castle.
In 1970, Irish Silversmith Michael Hillard was inspired to design the original History of Ireland collection from the carvings found on Celtic high crosses throughout Ireland, dating back to the 5th century. Since then the designs have evolved, becoming more contemporary but the designer’s inspiration and message remain as a constant reminder of our history.
The collection is handcrafted in sterling silver and is Irish hallmarked by the assay office at Dublin Castle.
Each piece in the History of Ireland collection is engraved with 12 symbols that represent some of the most historical eras in Irish history. It begins in the Neolithic age with the Celtic swirl, then to St. Patrick, the magnificent Round towers from 9th century Ireland, the Vikings, the Norman invasion, the Battle of the Boyne, United Irishmen, the Irish Flag, the Great Famine, Emigration, the GPO and ends with the Partition of Ireland.