Each piece of Ogham Treasure jewellery is a Gaelic word and is lovingly handcrafted in Sterling Silver in ancient Ogham, the secret writing of the Celts.
'Cara' the Gaelic word for 'friend'.
Every piece is beautifully boxed and includes an 18" Sterling silver chain. An information card is included and tells the story of Ogham writing and explains the meaning of the piece.
Pendant Length: 5cms (approx).
A stunning and unusual gift to express your friendship and the place they have in your heart.
Designed and handcrafted by Katie McCay in Ireland.
Katie McCay designs and creates meaningful jewellery inspired by Ireland's ancient past, in particular, Ogham script, the first written form of Gaelic.
Katie's interest in Ancient Irish metalworking began when she studied Celtic Archaeology at the National University of Ireland Galway. After graduating she worked in this area for a few years before returning to her hometown of Athlone and opened her own Craft gallery over twenty-five years ago.
Each Piece of Ogham Treasure is crafted with care in the secret script of ancient Ireland and comes with a Lifetime Guarantee.
Inspired by Ogham writing, the first written form of Gaelic. This unique writing is found carved on stone in many parts of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Ogham writing first appeared around 400 AD as a secret means of communication in early Christian Ireland.
It is a linear script consisting of 20 characters. Each one is a series of one to five lines through a central line which is usually the edge of a stone. It reads upwards or from left to right. It was mostly used for short inscriptions such as names. Ogham is also known as the Gaelic tree Alphabet, some of alphabet's twenty letters are named after trees. Katie mainly uses sterling silver wire to create words that have special meaning in this secret and ancient Celtic writing.
Each Piece is designed, created using traditional and modern jewellery making techniques and lovingly hand finished in Athlone, Co. Westmeath in Ireland's Hidden Heartlands.