Love (Grá) Pewter Pendant
All that is love represented in a sculpted pewter heart. 1 1/4" long by 3/4" wide on knotted 28" leather string. Packaged in red organza bag with descriptive tag and insert.
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Ogham is the earliest written representation of the Irish language. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. It is believed that Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of western England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Its main use was to mark territory by being carved into rocks and trees. Today there are approximately 400 surviving examples.
Our pewter pendants are sculpted to resemble the blemishes and imperfections of stone. The natural process that forms a patina on pewter will occur over time, giving the pendant the intended look of an ancient, weathered Ogham stone. If you prefer to maintain a sheen to your Ogham pewter pendant, please use one of the many simple techniques to polish pewter jewelry such as massaging baking soda onto the moistened pendant and rinsing with warm water.
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Ogham is the earliest written form of Primitive Irish, the oldest of the Gaelic languages. Ogham was first used in Ireland and parts of England, Scotland and Wales between the 2nd and 6th centuries. Though its actual origins remain a mystery today, it is believed the Celts desired a cryptic alphabet that could not be deciphered by Roman Britain.
Represented as a series of perpendicular and intersecting lines, this ancient script is thought to be influenced by the Latin alphabet using 20 characters. It is most commonly written vertically and is read from bottom to top. When presented horizontally, it is read from left to right.