Connemara, in western Ireland, is home to the mottled green marble that's known as the country's national gem. The Walsh family, in Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, have been working with Connemara marble for three generations, and craft these stretchy beaded bracelets by hand. Each is paired with a sterling silver charm that reflects an element of Irish culture: a Celtic cross, a claddagh, and a shamrock.
Connemara marble beads strung on elastic, with sterling silver charms. One size fits most.
For three generations, the Walsh family have worked the beautiful, green marble that is unique to Connemara in the West of Ireland.
Their quarry at Lissoughter in the Connermara mountains first opened in the 19th century. In 1903, King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra visited it during the Royal Tour of Connemara. Today, the marble of Connemara can be found in the world's great monuments. In the halls of Trinity College Dublin, on the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in Kensington Palace and in some of America's finest buildings.
The marble is crafted and finished at the family's workshop in Rathfarnham Village, Dublin. Traditional and modern tools are used to create products that capture the rare beauty of Connemara Marble.