This design is a continuation of my journey to try to capture the magic of Newgrange during the Winter Solstice. It’s been in my head for many years and I’ve made many iterations to create the effect I was after. The piece comprises of a sterling silver dome (akin to the basin stone seen within the Newgrange chamber). At its centre is a 9ct solid gold Triple Spiral reminiscent of the ancient art seen within and around the Newgrange monument. The piece is dome-shaped and textured so that it could attempt to recreate the light entering the roofbox at Newgrange during the Winter Solstice. When the light hits the 9ct gold spiral, it bounces around the silver of the dome giving it a golden sheen.
The pendant measures approximately 20mm in diameter. Each pendant comes with a choice of 16 inch, 18 inch or 26 inch sterling silver chain.
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.