Arda Drop Earrings (20mm Gold Boss)

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The Arda (20mm) Drop Earrings are made in Sterling Silver with Rare Irish Gold Bosses. Sustainable gold mined and crafted in Ireland.

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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?

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lUXURY PACKAGING

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.

 

SUSTAINABLY MINED

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.

 

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  • Free shipping worldwide for orders over €150/£150/$150.
  • Your House Of Lor order will arrive in stunning gift packaging.
  • Free returns or exchanges within 30 days from purchase.
  • Worldwide delivery and tracking with UPS Priority or Economy.
  • If you require an item by a specific date please state this when ordering and we will do our best to get it to you by that date.
  • Your order will arrive with 10 working days.
  • Made with love in Ireland
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