The design of these sterling silver cufflinks is taken from a motif at the base of the west face of the Marigold Stone. This cross of arcs forming a Maltese cross in recess is found in carvings on many pilgrimage sites throughout Ireland. This desigm has also featured in Roman floor mosaics from the third and fourth centuries AD.
The cufflinks are packaged in their branded Faller gift box which also contains our Marigold descriptive leaflet.
About the Marigold Stone
The Marigold Stone is located in Carndonagh, Co. Donegal. 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.