Sterling Silver Wood Quay Teardrop Earrings with 18ct Gold Bead
Handmade in Dublin and Fully Hallmarked in the Dublin Castle Assay Office
These Wood Quay Teardrop Earrings are part of the Celtic Warrior Collection. The beaded surface of these raised Celtic earrings have been oxidised to give it an antique, matte gunmetal appearance. They are then decorated with polished stylized snake symbols. They are also adorned with a Celtic Warrior 18ct Gold Bead.
The Wood Quay collection is inspired by Vikings. The Vikings came to Ireland in 795AD and gave Dublin or Dubh-Linn, meaning Black Pool, its name. They were in Ireland until King Brian Boru defeated them in 1014. This happened during the Battle of Clontarf on Good Friday, April 23, 1014. Wood Quay is the site where the remains of a huge Viking settlement was founded in Dublin in the 1970’s.
The Wood Quay collection captures the essence of these Viking warriors and celebrates their creativity. Using silver and pewter they created dress clasps, necklaces, cloak fastenings, brooches, rings and armlets in a variety of shapes and sizes. These magnificent pieces of jewellery have inspired us to create the Wood Quay Range.