History of Ireland Round Cufflinks by Solvar. Each pair of Cufflinks features 12 symbols that represent important events in Irish History. The simple style allows these symbols to stand out. From St. Patrick to the Vikings, the Norman Invasion to the Partition. Each History of Ireland piece comes with a booklet explaining the meaning behind each symbol. These Cufflinks will prove to be a talking piece and is ideal for those who are proud of their Irish roots. Each set is made from 925 Sterling Silver and has been hallmarked in Dublin Castle.
Product measures 22mmx19mm.
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About the History of Ireland Collection:
In 1970, Irish Silversmith Michael Hillard was inspired to design the original History of Ireland collection from the carvings found on Celtic high crosses throughout Ireland. These high crosses help document Irish history, since some of them date back to the 5th century. Since then the designs have evolved, becoming more contemporary. Despite this, the designer’s inspiration and message remain as a constant reminder of our history.
The collection is handcrafted in sterling silver and is Irish hallmarked by the assay office at Dublin Castle.
Each piece in the History of Ireland collection is engraved with 12 symbols. These symbols represent some of the most historical eras in Irish history. It begins in the Neolithic age with the Celtic swirl, continues to St. Patrick, the magnificent Round towers from 9th century Ireland. Also represented are the Vikings, the Norman invasion, the Battle of the Boyne, United Irishmen, the Irish Flag, the Great Famine, Emigration. The modern additions include the GPO and ends with the Partition of Ireland.