This History Of Ireland ring in sterling silver depicts the tale of Ireland via recognizable symbols, with each sign symbolizing a historical event that has occurred throughout history. Commencing with the landing of St Patrick on our beaches, who is credited as being the first person to introduce Christianity to our island, the tale unfolds. Viking and Norman invasions of Ireland, followed by a famine in the 1840s that resulted in a large number of people fleeing the nation, permanently altered the country's path. All of these occurrences, as well as others, are represented by the symbols on this band. The design has a total of 12 symbols that explain our history; however, owing to the diameter of the band, this ring only contains 8 symbols..
Michael Hilliar created the original symbols and idea for this ingenious design in 1970, for which he was recognized with a number of accolades. Following his death, several designers have reimagined his brilliant work by incorporating new symbols and redesigning the icons that he originally created. It is the result of a partnership between Michael and other Irish designers to develop a new work that captures the spirit of the original design in a contemporary setting. Compared to the original, the ring has taken on a different form. It is now shaped in a domed manner and constructed in a comfort fit. This ring is really stunning and quite comfortable to wear. This is a ring that you would be proud to wear, and it is the right Unisex band for you. Ireland's Assay Office has certified that this item was made in Ireland.
This is a special order item imported from Ireland. Allow 1-2 week for delivery is size is not in stock.
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