Available in a choice of silver or 9ct gold, our sculptural Úna pendant hangs on a strong yet fine 18inch long chain. (It can also be worn at a shorter length of 16inches). The angular silhouette of this pendant is formed in 1mm thick metal. We use contrasting matte and polished finishes to highlight the angular shape. Finished with our trademark, handmade clasp, each piece in our Homespun collection is named after a woman who was involved in The Country Shop:
Originally from Inis Meáin (home of the most beautiful croises it was said), Úna Dirrane supplied The Country Shop to earn ‘Eight-and-sixpence each, five pounds and two shillings the dozen’ for her croises. In addition to these earnings, in 1946 Muriel introduced an annual bonus for the craftworkers. The day the Christmas bonus arrived to the island was much anticipated, with women walking five miles or more to the post office to collect their cheque.
-The above information was attained from Geraldine Mitchell's book on the life and work of Muriel Gahan 'Deeds not Words'
Dimensions: The pendant piece measures 25mm in length x 14mm in width x 5mm thick. It hangs on a chain 18inches long. If your preference is for chunkier jewellery, we have a larger version of our Úna necklace available here.