Sterling silver Celtic Newgrange Swirls Freshwater Pearl earrings

Fitted with hinged ear clips for pierced ears handmade by Derek at Goldmark Jewellers.

Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located 8 kilometres west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It is an exceptionally grand passage tomb built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids.The swirls are located on stones at the entry to portal tomb passage. Newgrange Ireland

Newgrange is best known for the illuminationduring the winter solstice of its passage and chamber by the sun. Above the entrance to the passage at Newgrange there is a opening called a roof-box. This baffling orifice held a great surprise for those who unearthed it. Its purpose is to allow sunlight to penetrate the chamber on the shortest days of the year, around December 21st, the winter solstice. At dawn, from December 19th to 23rd, a narrow beam of light penetrates the roof-box and reaches the floor of the chamber, gradually extending to the rear of the chamber.

As the sun rises higher, the beam widens within the chamber so that the whole room becomes dramatically illuminated. This event lasts for 17 minutes, beginning around 9am. The accuracy of Newgrange as a time-telling device is remarkable when one considers that it was built 500 years before the Great Pyramids and more than 1,000 years before Stonehenge.



Sterling silver Newgrange Pearl  drop earrings

Disc 15mm

Pearls 6mm

Pearls Freshwater

Roll printed (so each one is slightly different)

Made in Ireland



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