These elegant sterling silver shamrock earrings are made from Connemara marble, a unique stone that dates back over 900 million years and is known as “Ireland’s gemstone”. All of our Connemara marble is truly authentic, coming from the Joyce family mine in Connemara, County Galway. These earrings feature the iconic shamrock, and marcasite for extra sparkle. They have been Irish hallmarked in Dublin Castle.
"In ancient times, a tiny three-leafed plant bloomed far and wide and laid a carpet of green all over the limestone hills of Ireland. The Druids knew the Shamrock has mystical powers. To them its three leaves were a natural sign of a sacred number. This little plant was even said to warn of an approaching storm by turning up its leaves.
Many believed that wearing this little sprig of green would keep them from harm. Over the centuries that have elapsed since then, the Shamrock has become an instantly recognisable emblem of the Emerald Isle. Whatever the truth of the legends, the shamrock is cherished by Irish people everywhere and is worn by all nationalities around the world on Saint Patrick’s Day, one of the great international festivals."
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At Aran we lovingly bring our famous heritage patterned knitwear to the world. It’s what our previous generations did, it’s what we do and we love it. We certify every genuine Aran we create for authenticity, quality and craftsmanship.
Made In Ireland
We all need to care for our planet. Every Aran is always knit from 100% natural wool, resilient, renewable and degradable. At Aran we are inspired by our environment on the Wild Atlantic Coast of Ireland and continue to try hard to implement sustainable practices in everything we do.
Aran is knit using Aran stitches from lofty Aran yarn. 3 strands of spun wool are wound together to form the yarn, then knit using our traditional stitches to give Aran its unique quality, warmth and texture. Aran is built to give a lifetime of comfort.
Aran design and pattern gives our knitwear its distinctive and internationally famous look. Our traditional heritage stitches are inspired by celtic art and our island environment. Each stitch has a different meaning which reflects keys elements of our ancestors lives on Aran.
Please remember, wool is a natural fibre and has a strong element of flexibility. If your garment feels slightly small at first, give it a gentle stretch which will loosen the fibres in a way that will not damage the garment or cause it to lose its shape.
Where a specific size is available for a garment: To calculate the size sweater you require simply measure across the chest of your favourite sweater in inches and double that value.