Sterling Silver Solstice Swirl Earrings with 18ct Gold Bead
Handmade in Dublin and Fully Hallmarked in the Dublin Castle Assay Office
The Solstice Swirl Earrings with 18ct Gold Bead are inspired by the Winter Solstice. The Winter Solstice is a Celtic celebration of the shortest day, and longest night, of the year. It is thought to be a period of quiet energy. This can allow you to take the chance to reflect on yourself and focus on what you want to achieve. The Winter Solstice is also a time to set goals and intentions for the coming year, examine and release your past and to make positive personal changes.
Every year, many people travel to Newgrange, Co. Meath to view the Winter Solstice through the Newgrange passage tomb. The light from the rising sun, if visible, lights up the inner chamber of the 5,000-year-old passage tomb. The Newgrange passage tomb was built was built around 3200 BC, during the Neolithic period, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. As the sun rises on the shortest day of the year, a ray of light breaks through a narrow slot at the entrance, illuminating the central chamber at the end of a sixty-foot-long tunnel. What happens there every year is described as a miracle.
Weight: 2.2g each