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Marigold Maze Brooch
Metal: Sterling silver
Size: 55mm high by 21.5mmm wide
This sterling silver brooch is made in two curving layers, attached to each other top and bottom. The lower half is textured. The upper half is polished and deeply engraved with the Marigold stone maze pattern. It is finished with a brooch pin and security clasp. Each brooch is packaged in its branded Faller box which also contains our Marigold Stone descriptive leaflet.
An 18ct yellow gold version of this brooch is also available.
About the Maze Pattern
The Maze or Greek Key pattern is believed to originate in the Eastern Mediterranean but it has also been found on Egyptian tombs, ancient Chinese buildings and sculptures, and Mayan carvings. The motif is made up of a long, continuous line that repeatedly folds back on itself and symbolizes infinity or the eternal flow of things.
This particular design is derived from the west face of the Marigold stone, an unusual early medieval pillar stone in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. Why rural Donegal? Well during the early middle ages, Irish monastic schools were celebrated throughout Europe for their teaching and students came from all over the continent to study not only biblical subjects but also classical Greek and Roman literature so it is not so surprising that this Greek key or Maze pattern can be found in carvings of the time.