Circle of Light Earrings
This design is inspired by the sun and its importance to Celtic life. The sun was at the centre of the Celtic year with the year split into two halves, the dark and the light. The sun, represented by a golden citrine, bursts from the centre of each piece. The eight spirals in the design symbolise the eight Celtic Festivals: Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Eostre, Beltaine, Litha, Lughnasa & Mabon. Citrines are said to enhance energy and well-being and this makes it a perfect gemstone to represent the sun.
The centrepiece of the bracelet measures 18mm in diameter. It is beautifully engraved with 8 spirals that represent the Celtic Year and is set with a 4mm golden citrine. The overall bracelet measures 7.25 inches with an (additional) extension chain of 0.6 inches.
The doming of the piece ensures that it reflects the light beautifully. Each piece is meticulously handcrafted in Dublin with love of Irish roots, history and folklore.
Tracy was educated through the Irish language and her love of Ireland’s heritage is central to this collection. Her designs often feature an innovative use of light inspired by the prehistoric monument at Newgrange, Co. Meath in Ireland that was constructed between 3000 and 2500 BC. It is aligned with the rising sun and once a year, on the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year), light floods the chamber of Newgrange to spectacular effect. Newgrange also showcases some wonderful early artwork with Celtic Spirals etched into large rocks at the front of the monument. These pieces attempt to capture the magic and importance of Newgrange as a national Irish treasure.