t is a rare form of marble found in the region which is typically green-ish in colour. It is said to be one of the rarest forms of marble in the world due to its limited supply and dates back over 600 million years. The marble itself is formed when limestone is heated under pressure. It dates back to the Precambrian era.
Connemara is a famous region in the west of Ireland. It means ‚Inlets for the Sea in the Irish language and has a tremendous rugged beauty. Oscar Wilde is quoted as deeming Connemara a ‚savage beauty which is incredibly accurate for anyone that has been lucky enough to visit the area. Connemara holds a particular fondness for those seeking the old-fashioned and quintessential Ireland.
Connemara Marble is a serpentine-rich rock, popular since ancient times as a decorative facing stone. With its “forty shades of green’ and its wild patterns, it represents perfectly the landscapes of the Emerald Isle. Connemara Marble inspired artists, architects and artisans throughout the world. Jewelry and other small objects such as key rings, coasters and crosses are also made with this unique stone.
The mining of Connemara Marble is one of Ireland’s oldest indigenous industries and is regarded as one of the most authentic Irish products available in Ireland. Geologists estimate that it is about six hundred million years old. The color and markings in the marble reflects the natural beauty of the mountains of Connemara and it is said to bring serenity to those who keep it close. Unique to Connemara region, the marble shows twisted and interlocking bands of serpentine, in various shades of light and dark green.
Size: 42 mm x 32 mm
Weight: 22 g