The Muriel bangle is the perfect combination of wearability and statement piece. The two handmade silver forms, one a hollow circle and the other a solid semi-circle, move freely on the bangle which is formed in 2mm round silver wire. As is characteristic of all Names Dublin jewellery, matte and polished finishes are incorporated to add interest and reflect light. The solid shape is finished with a stamp of the Names logo on one side. Satisfyingly weighty, the Muriel bangle is incredibly tactile. Each piece of jewellery within our Homespun collection is named after a woman who was involved in The Country Shop:
Muriel Gahan was the founder of The Country Shop which opened its doors in no. 23 St. Stephens Green in 1930. It ran as a gallery, shop, and cafe which supported the endeavors of the isolated craft workers in Ireland’s countryside, until its closure in 1978. A woman who liked to get things done and passionate about preserving the Irish traditional crafts, Muriel was pivotal in setting up several societies including the Irish Countrywomen's Association and the Crafts Council of Ireland. Muriel often spoke of the three principles governing country crafts: necessity, economy and beauty. She believed that ‘In a small country such as ours, it is only by concentrating on quality and originality that our products can hope to find a place in the world market’
-The above information was attained from Geraldine Mitchell's book on the life and work of Muriel Gahan 'Deeds not Words'
Inside diameter of small bangle is 65mm. Inside diameter of large bangle is 7mm. The solid silver round piece measures 10mm in diameter. The hollow semi-circular piece measures 20mm x 10mm