Connemara Green Marble

The lovely serpentine green marble is quarried only in a very few places in the Connemara hills due to the contours of the rock formation The colour seems to be restricted to the Connemara area. It is estimated that the green marbles of Connemara were formed approximately at the end of the Cambrian era about 600 million years ago The shades of green vary quite considerable from one quarry to another, from dark green through to light yellowish green, but most jewellery is set with the darkish green, which enhances the silver and gold rings and pendants. The other shades are being mostly used for interior building panels and church columns and alter. A considerable amount is also transformed into souvenirs for visitors to the area

 

 

 

 

Samples in the way Connemara Marble is used within our jewellery.

 

 

 

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