When you ask any Dubliner for directions to the Five Lamps, he or she will send you to the junction of Portland Row and North Strand Road. There, on an island at the junction of five streets – Portland Row, North Strand Road, Seville Place, Amiens Street and Killarney Street – stand the Five Lamps, a highly decorated lamp post with five lanterns.
Here is my design on the 5 lamps!
The Five Lamps pendant is meticulously handcrafted in sterling silver with love for Irish roots, history and folklore. It comes on an 18 inch sterling silver chain.
This pendant is made with a very special translucent material* that allows the light to shine through the piece to reveal Celtic spirals (triskele) that feature at the back of each piece. The color Blue represents Dublin at night.
The pendant measures 30mm in diameter and is striking when worn - guaranteed to be noticed.
The pendants are hallmarked – 925 sterling silver - in the Assay Office at Dublin Castle and a story card explaining the meaning of the pieces comes with each piece purchased.
* this material is a type of acrylic specifically chosen for its translucent and anti-scratch properties. These pieces require nothing more than a wipe of a polishing cloth to maintain and are also OK to place into an ultrasonic cleaner.
Tracy was educated through the Irish language and her love of Ireland’s heritage is central to this collection. Her designs often feature an innovative use of light inspired by the prehistoric monument at Newgrange, Co. Meath in Ireland that was constructed between 3000 and 2500 BC. It is aligned with the rising sun and once a year, on the Winter Solstice (the shortest day of the year), light floods the chamber of Newgrange to spectacular effect. Newgrange also showcases some wonderful early artwork with Celtic Spirals etched into large rocks at the front of the monument. These pieces attempt to capture the magic and importance of Newgrange as a national Irish treasure.