The Arda (20mm) Drop Earrings are made in Sterling Silver with Rare Irish Gold Bosses.
The Ardagh Chalice is one of the greatest treasures of the early Irish Church. It is part of a hoard of objects found in the 19th century by a young man digging for potatoes near Ardagh, Co. Limerick. It was used for dispensing Eucharistic wine during the celebration of Mass. The form of the chalice recalls late Roman tableware, but the method of construction is Irish.
The bowl and foot of the chalice are made of spun silver. The bowl’s outer side is decorated with applied gold, silver, glass, amber and enamel ornament. The underside of the foot is also highly decorated and contains a polished rock crystal at the centre.
The bowl is attached to the stem and foot by a bronze pin. The names of eleven apostles and St. Paul are inscribed below the gold filigree band and studs encircling the bowl. The letters are seen against a stippled background. Incised animal decoration can also be seen below two handle escutcheons, decorated with elaborate glass studs and filigree panels.
The Ardagh Chalice represents a high point in early medieval craftsmanship. It is housed in the National Museum of Ireland for everyone to marvel and enjoy.
The intricate design around the Ardagh Chalice is the design inspiration for the House of Lor ARDA Collection.
Our Gold is mined and crafted in Ireland. Celebrating the rich history and culture of Ireland in each design. House of Lor takes inspiration from the natural world we all occupy. We are proud to offer the only jewellery collection in the world made using rare Irish gold in every piece.
All of our jewellery is authenticated and hallmarked by the Assay Office in Dublin Castle, which ensures its distinctly Irish providence. Your independent guarantee is that your purchase is certified and it’s an assurance of the quality of the materials used in your purchase.
Behind every piece is a story. What will yours be?
|Dimensions||12 × 20 mm|
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Nothing completes the purchase of your Jewellery selection better than luxury packaging.
Your iconic Irish jewellery piece comes charmingly presented in our House Of Lor elegant gift packaging so that you can preserve and treasure it along with your most precious things.
Our gold is carefully and ethically mined in the deep Irish hills of Omagh, following safe non-toxic processing technology.
We proudly hold the exclusive license with the only commercial gold mine in Ireland to create jewellery pieces. We are the only jewellery company in the world that can make this claim.
INSPIRED BY IRELAND
Behind every piece is a story; the design inspiration for the collections are motivated by Ireland’s rich tapestry of history, culture, art and folklore.
Each product is hallmarked in the Assay Office located in Dublin Castle and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
HOUSE OF LOR Packaging contains and protects your purchase. Quality without compromise.
Each piece is also accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, to certify that each piece of HOUSE OF LOR Jewellery has been made with rare Irish gold from the mine in County Tyrone. 100% Irish Gold. Mined, Designed & Made in Ireland.
Ordered the tree of life pendant
Ordered the tree of life pendant. Arrived really quickly. Absolutely love it, it is beautiful. Only slight criticism is the chain. The catch was really stiff to use at first and a feel it is a bit flimsy.
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Vicki was very attentive answering messages outside of working hours. My ring was ordered and very quickly delivered. The packing is second to none, beautifully presented. I love the fact I have some Irish gold and there is a Cert of Authenticity to prove this. Highly recommend shopping here, I know I will be a return customer. Thank you for my most beautiful ring.
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I couldn’t recommend House of Lor any…
I couldn’t recommend House of Lor any more, there service was perfect, and the item arrived the next day. Very satisfied customer and will definitely purchase more.
Lovely piece of Jewellery
Lovely piece of Jewellery – gift for my daughter and she loves it – dispatched very promptly also
Beautiful piece of jewellery
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I purchased the White Gold Shamrock Band. More stunning in reality than in the picture! I am so pleased with it. I love it! So different from any other jewellery I came across when looking for a shamrock ring after days of trawling the sites on the internet. I am so lucky to have found it! I received a first class customer service from start to finish! Forwarding me a 10% voucher when I did not receive it automatically and chasing the delivery company when my item appeared “stuck” upon entry into the UK! Cannot praise House of Lor enough as they went above and beyond from purchase to delivery. Always at the end of an email to resolve any issues for me. I would definitely recommend House of L’Or and I will definitely be purchasing from them again in the future. Well worth the five stars! Thank you. Alison
Everything I could’ve wanted in one piece of jewellery
The bracelet was perfect. Love everything about it and my dealing with House of Lor. From the beautiful presentation, the certificate of authenticity, the Irish mined gold, the intricate pattern from the Ardagh Chalice to the Hibernia hallmark – tis truly a piece of Ireland that I’ll treasure and wear with pride. Couldn’t have asked for more. Just perfect!