Sometimes an image is so powerful and so thoroughly captures the imagination that the viewer is inspired by that vision. The spectacular ornamentation on the Ardagh Chalice, one of Ireland’s greatest artistic treasures, had that effect on the craftsmen at Boru Jewelry. The gasp-worthy result? This stunning sterling silver Celtic Cross featuring intricate filigree metalwork and a shield decoration at its heart. Consider us inspired.
• Crafted in sterling silver
• Polished finish
• Measures approximately 3/4" wide by 1-1/8" high
• Hangs from 18" sterling silver chain
• Packaged in elegant gift box
• Stamped with the Dublin Castle Assay Mark, guaranteeing authenticity
• Handmade to order by Boru Jewelry
• Imported from Dublin, Ireland
Did You Know? The Ardagh Chalice was one of several metalwork treasures from the 8th and 9th centuries that were found in 1868 by two boys digging in a potato field near the village of Ardagh, County Limerick, Ireland. It, along with the other pieces in the Ardagh Hoard, are now on display in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin.
About the Artists. Brian Boru, from whom Boru Jewelry takes its name, became the last High King of all Ireland in 1002 and reigned until 1014. Inspired by this last great king, and with a desire to replicate the values, heritage, skills, and craftsmanship that go into making exquisite handmade Celtic jewelry, Boru creates pieces of jewelry that are handcrafted in Ireland, beautiful in design, and of the finest quality. All Boru craftsmen, who hail from Ireland or Europe, have more than 10 years of experience in their craft.