This Marcasite Shamrock Connemara Marble Ring features Ireland’s gemstone – Connemara Marble. The ancient marble is quarried in Recess by, and there are no two pieces alike. a shamrock and a surround of marcasite finishes the Marcasite Shamrock Connemara Marble Ring beautifully by adding an extra sparkle. Each sterling silver ring is handcrafted in Ireland and hallmarked by the Assay Office at Dublin Castle. Each ring comes in a beautiful gift box. Due to the nature of Connemara marble, your ring will look slightly different to ring in photograph.
The story behind your piece of Connemara marble.
The wild, rugged landscape of Connemara is home to this serpentine-rich rock. Experts estimate this marble to date back to 600 million years ago. Your piece of Connemara Marble began as lime mud sediment, in the pre-Cambrian era. Subsequently, it underwent exposure to immense pressure and high temperatures during mountain formation. As a result of this process, the limestone changed to a metamorphic rock, resulting in Connemara marble.
The marble shows interlocking bands of serpentine in various shades of green, sepia and grey. Differences in the depths of quarrying means that the shades vary considerably. As well as serpentine, this marble contains diopside, chlorite, dolomite and calcite.
Due to the limited availability, it is one of the rarest marbles in the world. No two pieces are identical. It is famous the world over for its beauty, its colour and its resistance. It’s extremely hard and polishes well, and so is an ideal decorative facing stone. Connemara Marble adorns the State Capital Building in Pennsylvania (U.S.A), Trinity College Dublin (IRE), Westminster Cathedral (UK) and the floor of Peacockes Hotel.
Use Connemara marble to bring, serenity, inner peace and self control to your life, or that of your loved ones. It’s these properties that make it an ideal gift for those who are going through times of stress.