Real Irish heather sphere pendant in Sterling silver #A

This magical real dried wild flower pendant was made using sprigs of pale pink Irish heather (Fraoch na Lochlannach as Gaeilge), picked on my wanders in my homeland of West Cork. I dried and encapsulated the delicate little blossoms in a crystal-clear resin sphere to create a beautiful keepsake from the Irish mountainsides to carry with your wherever you go.

The resin brings to plants to life to create a vivid piece of jewellery that would make an enchanting gift for a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Your necklace will arrive safely packaged in one of my beautiful signature gift boxes, ready for gift-giving and with no need for further wrapping (see images above).

The globe measures 16mm. The cap connecting the globe to the chain is silver-toned alloy. The chain is sterling silver and measures 18 inches.

Aside from being a favourite food of the fairies, Heather is considered a symbol of resilience and fierceness, thriving as it does in the most exposed mountain tops and poorest soils around Ireland. In old Gaelic folklore, heather is considered good luck and thought to bring happiness to the home.

In late summer our mountains and bogs here in West Cork are draped in a beautiful patchwork of deep purple and pink from the ling and bell heathers, gloriously interspersed with bright yellow gorse blossoms. In old Brehon law Heather was classed as a bush of the woods.

Please be aware that there may be some very small bubbles in your necklace. I strive to represent this accurately in my pictures. Someone recently described them as resembling little dew drops sitting on the flowers & leaves and I like to think they add their own little touch of life to each piece <3

Please take care to keep your jewellery dry and store it away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. If you would like to polish your piece you can use a microfiber cloth with some polish such as T-cut or Novus or even just a drop of olive oil, polishing gently in a circular motion.

Ruby Robin specializes in unique, keepsake jewellery for the modern day romantic. All the designs were imagined and made by Irish designer Khrystyna Marriott. The pieces at Ruby Robin are designed to allow the quiet beauty of nature to shine, to stir the imagination, inspire wonder and encapsulate a microcosm of long forgotten memories. I make my jewellery using a range of strange and beautiful curiosities, found in the woods and on the mountain sides, on the windswept beaches and wild meadows.

'The mountains are calling and I must go.' - John Muir

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