Custom Sterling Silver Pendant
Inspired by the standing stones bearing the Ogham alphabet found in Ireland, our custom Ogham pendant features an elongated design with a peaked edge. Made of solid sterling silver (with a small rectangle cutout in the back to decrease stress on the chain), each pendant is accented with a trinity knot at the top.
Your chosen name or word is hand-painted by Ogham Art artist Colleen Conway. Each unique brushstroke is used as a guide for engraving your personalized pendant.
Our Ogham custom pendant includes a quality sterling silver round magic chain. It is presented in a black velvet box with satin lining complete with a descriptive label and a history of the Ogham alphabet. Measurements of pendant are 1.63" (4.2 cm) long and 1/4" (0.6 cm) wide with the peaked inscription area just under 1.5".
(Due to the nature of the Ogham alphabet, words and names may appear longer once presented; therefore, you will be limited to entering a maximum of 10 letters. Ogham Art will contact you with any concerns about your custom order including names/words too long to accommodate. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Ships within 4-6 weeks. USPS shipping times are in addition to this handling period.
Here is a brief summary of the Ogham alphabet. Stay tuned for more detailed posts in the days to come. Sign up below for the Ogham Art Newsletter to receive email notifications about new postings, blogs, products and events.
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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.