Sometimes it's the little things that speak the loudest. Take postage stamps, for example—small pops of brilliant color that say so much about a culture and its history and traditions. This casually elegant necklace features an authentic green "Map of Ireland" vintage postage stamp. Fresh and contemporary, the pendant also exudes a sense of time that recalls an ancient, iron-age past. Each necklace is a limited-edition, one-of-a-kind piece of loveliness. Not to mention a little bit of history.
• Made with an authentic vintage postage stamp from Ireland, preserved under a clear dome of UV-resistant resin
• Available with green "Map of Ireland" postage stamp
• Crafted in lead-free pewter plated with antique silver
• Pendant is 1.25" square
• Hangs on 18" textured cable chain with front toggle clasp
• Handcrafted by CelticBelle
• Made in the USA
Did You Know? The green "Map of Ireland" stamp was the first non-British stamp to be printed in Ireland. It was issued on December 6, 1922 as part of the First Definitive Series (1922-1923) and the Second Definitive Series (1940-49). Every stamp used in CelticBelle jewelry is genuine, never a photocopy. Each piece is unique, and stamps may vary in color. Most stamps are vintage and have postmarks or cancellation marks, adding to the charm and history of the finished jewelry.
About the Artist. Mary Lynn Maloney creates her casually elegant CelticBelle jewelry in her Pacific Northwest studio. She incorporates authentic postage stamps and coins from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, many of which she collects during her world travels. Her Irish heritage and longtime fascination with Celtic music, myth, history, and Irish pubs is the driving inspiration behind CelticBelle, blending artistic skill with a respect and affinity for all things Celtic.