Newgrange Celtic Pendant - Bronze
This amazing Celtic pendant is cast in solid Bronze and is made in Cornwall.
It measures approximately 1" and will arrive on black cording in a beautiful presentation gift box.
Lifetime guarantee by the manufacturer in Cornwall, UK. Information included with your piece.
The Bronze Age in Great Britain and Western Europe began over 4,000 years ago in around 2,000 BC. Both copper and tin were discovered, mined and fused together to form the alloy bronze, renowned for its strength and longevity.
Bronze melts at a higher temperature than silver and also needs to be cast using the lost-wax process. Items can be made very fine due to their strength.
The talented staff at St. Justin's in Cornwall have re-created this ancient metal using recycled copper and Cornish tin to make a collection of bronze jewellery that is strong and very hard, but looks like gold. Bronze is traditionally given as an 8th wedding anniversary gift but can be enjoyed anytime.
Newgrange is a prehistoric monument in County Meath, Ireland, located eight kilometers west of Drogheda on the north side of the River Boyne. It was built during the Neolithic period, around 3200 BC, making it older than Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids. The site consists of a large circular mound with an inner stone passageway and chambers. Human bones and possible grave goods or votive offerings were found in these chambers. The mound has a retaining wall at the front, made mostly of white quartz cobblestones, and is ringed by engraved kerbstones. Many of the larger stones of Newgrange are covered in megalithic art. The mound is also ringed by a stone circle. Some of the material that makes up the monument came from as far away as the Mournes and Wicklow Mountains. There is no agreement about what the site was used for, but it is believed that it had religious significance. Its entrance is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice, when sunlight shines through a 'roofbox' and floods the inner chamber. Several other passage tombs in Ireland are aligned with solstices and equinoxes, and Cairn G at Carrowkeel has a similar 'roofbox'. Newgrange also shares many similarities with other Neolithic constructions in Western Europe, such as Maeshowe in Orkney, Scotland and Bryn Celli Ddu in Wales. It is the most famous monument within the Neolithic Brú na Bóinne complex, alongside the similar passage tomb mounds of Knowth and Dowth, and as such is a part of the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site.