The famous green-white marble of Connemara is found only in the area around Clifden in western Ireland, and the Walsh family has been making fine jewelry from it for three generations. This twisted stone necklace is handmade by experienced artisans at the family's workshop in Rathfarnham Village, Dublin, who select complementary pieces of marble, then shape and polish them.
18"L. Connemara marble strung on a nylon cord. Base metal lobster clasp.
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.