Over a thousand years ago, Monataries and Churches in Ireland were plundered by Viking settlers for the silver and gold that they contained.
In what is now known as Dublin’s Temple Bar area, skilled metalworkers worked these precious metals into a variety of stunning armlets, brooches, and rings. One of the most common pieces made was the Irish ringed-pin, which was used as a fastener for cloaks.
Brian Boru eventually drove the Vikings from Ireland after the Battle of Clontarf in 1014. However, much of the Viking heritage. In the 20th century, excavations at Wood Quay unearthed artifacts from that time. The jewelry and artifacts found served as the inspiration for the stunning Wood Quay Jewelry Collection.
Each piece from this beautiful collection is presented in oxidized sterling silver. The center shield is also available in your choice of silver, 18K gold, or as a green glass stone. All Irish jewelry is handmade in Ireland and is hallmarked at the Assay Office in Dublin Castle.