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Marigold Floral Earrings
Metal: Sterling silver
Size: 9.7mm wide by 32mm long (including shepherds hook)
These sterling silver stud earrings with posts and butterfly backs are designed and made by Faller. The floral detail design of these earrings is derived from the Marigold feature on the west face of the Marigold Stone, located in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. The pair of earrings are packaged in a branded Faller gift box which also contains our Marigold descriptive leaflet.
All 18ct yellow gold, and silver & 18ct gold versions of these studs are also available.
About the Marigold Stone
In the past (c.500-1200) Carndonagh was a monastic centre of learning due to its links with St Patrick and St Columba. It was a place of pilgrimage, particularly celebrated on the feast days of the saints. Seeking spirituality through fasting, penance and prayer, the pilgrims would follow a prescribed route. Pillar stones and crosses were made to mark the significant points on these routes and the Marigold Stone is one example.
The Marigold Stone is named after this seven petalled motif with a long stem or handle. It is thought to depict the Cuilebaidh, a relic of Saint Colmcille which is believed to have been a flabellum (a liturgical fan used in warm climates to keep flies away from the alter).