Tag Archives: Ogham

Anam Cara rings

Same gender rings

We are getting a lot more requests for same sex wedding rings since Ireland legalized same  sex marriage. The most popular rings we sell online and in-store are the Anam Cara rings in Ogham writing which means My Soul Mate so maybe this is why it’s popular. Rings are available in both Gold and Silver and completely customisable to suit names etc.

Silver rings can be purchased here Gents  Ladies

Gold rings can be made on request contact us for quote

The Ogham script recorded the earliest Old Irish texts dating between the 3rd and the 6th century CE. Ogham inscriptions are found exclusively in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Mostly they are genealogical inscriptions in the form of “X son of Y” on corners of large stone slabs. After the 6th century CE, Old Irish was written with the Roman alphabet, and Ogham disappeared from general but the knowledge must have been preserved in some form because our knowledge of Ogham comes from the chapter Auraicept na n-Éces in the 15th-century work The Book of Ballymote (Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta), which also contains geneologies, mythologies, and histories of Ireland.  http://www.ancientscripts.com/ogham.html

 

 

Gold Ogham pendant

Ogham pendant in nine carat gold

Recycled gold Ogham pendant made in Goldmark Jewellers Carlow

Ogham Script pendant

Here in our Carlow shop I have being requested for Ogham jewellery more often. The old Irish script is over 1000 years old and can be seen today on old standing stones around our wee Island with the script carved into them.

So we got this request for a pendant to be made from customers old broken jewellery. The design and style of pendant was agreed. The customer wanted her two daughters names on the piece so I showed her what the names would look like in Ogham script. All the broken jewellery was cleaned and stripped of any catches and pins made of steel and we removed them and melted everything together to remove all the inpurities and then remelted again and then the molten metal was poured into an ingot. I then rolled the ingot of gold into a nice flat smooth sheet metal about 2mm thick.(Its a good heavy bit of jewellery) I then sanded down the sheet into an nice snooth surface and cut to size. Any left over gold was returned to the customer. I suggested we  kept the illusion set diamond from one of the broken rings and solder  it on top of the pendant loop. Then the names in Ogham sript was cut into the pendant and polished and finished. Our customer was delighted with the pendant and wears it with pride while also telling whoever comments on it that she had it made in Goldmark Jewellers Carlow. All advertising is good.

I now plan to make silver matching rings and gold wedding rings photos to follow soon……….