Cork Red Marble from Ireland is found in County Cork (Irish: Contae Chorcaí) . It is the largest and the southernmost county of Ireland, situated in the province of Munster and named after the city of Cork
Usually, you will find this reddish marble in furniture, floors, and walls. We are blessed to be working with some of it in our jewelry. No two marbles are alike. They are also very limited in supply.
All of this history with such a beautiful meaning.
Our "Wings of an Angel" Celtic Trinity Knot Necklace is beautiful. Look for three angels, angel wings, and the Trinity in the center knot. All of this is masterfully weaved together in a traditional Celtic knot-work.
-Matching earrings HM 118
-The ear wires are made from hypoallergenic 316 surgical steel.
-*316L Stainless steel
-Measures 37mm x17mm
-Red Cork marble from Ireland measures 13mm x 5mm
*316 L Stainless Steel does NOT tarnish or rust. It is very hard and durable. It has a beautiful luster that can be buffed and polished to remove fingerprints or scratches.
More History of Red Cork Marble:
St Peter’s and Paul’s appears to be the first church building that employed Cork red marble in structural columns some years after their first utilization at Trinity College. In 1861 the Irish Examiner described the columns of red mottled marble in the new church as ‘the produce of our own County, now first brought into use, of a beauty unsurpassed by any continental’. Later in 1866 the Liverpool Daily Post also remarked on the use of native coloured stone in the church, ‘The use of native materials, hitherto unemployed for the purposes to which they have now been adopted – such for instance as the beautiful Rossa marble, from Churchtown in this county, hitherto used in mending roads, now forming the plinths and columns of the principal pillars around the nave – is another novel feature, and one likely to show its results in subsequent buildings of the same class’. Again, it was the conglomeratic limestone that was selected for wide diameter columns while a pinkish-grey limestone was employed in narrow decorative collenettes.
Cork Red Marble Columns in the Museum BuildingCork Red Marble Columns in the Museum Building
The Museum Building is the earliest known instance of structural columns of Connemara marble and Cork red marble. While the quarrying of Connemara marble was well established and the stone widely used and exported prior to the conception of the Museum Building, the exploitation of the Cork Red marble was only commencing during that period. Its use in the Museum Building provided the opportunity to test and prove the stone in both a decorative and structural sense