Marigold Ring

Metal: Sterling silver & 18ct yellow gold

Finger Size Options: K – V (in full and half sizes)

Ref: 4001249

£160

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  • Description

    This polished sterling silver & 18ct yellow gold Marigold ring is designed and made by Faller. The circular top of the ring is 12.5mm in diameter. The solid 18ct yellow gold pattern is derived from the Marigold Stone. The dress ring is packaged in our Faller ring box with our Marigold descriptive leaflet.


    About the Marigold Motif

    This seven petalled motif is taken from the west face of the Marigold Stone pillar in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal.

    In the pillar, this motif has a long stem or handle carved with a Greek key pattern which ends in two loops imitating leather thongs for hanging up when not in use. It is thought to depict a flabellum or liturgical fan and is believed to be the Cuilebaidh, a relic of Saint Colmcille. Liturgical fans were used to keep away insects from the priests and the consecrated Body and Blood of Christ. They fell into disuse for Mass in the Latin Church in this part of the would about the fourteenth century.