Legend of Lir Traditional Earrings with Clear Cubic Zirconia Eyes in Silver

Legend of Lir Traditional Earrings with Clear Cubic Zirconia Eyes

Our Legend of Lir Traditional Earrings with Clear Cubic Zirconia Stones is crafted in 925 Sterling Silver.

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Our Legend of Lir Traditional Earrings with Clear Cubic Zirconia Stones is crafted in 925 Sterling Silver.

Design Inspiration
Our Legend of Lir design is based on the legend of the Children of Lir. Many years ago, in ancient Ireland lived a King called Lir. He had a beautiful wife, called Eva, who gave him four children – eldest son Aodh, a daughter called Fionnula and twin boys, Fiachra and Conn. When children were young, their mother Eva died. Lir was very sad and the King wanted a new mother for his young sons and daughter. He decided to marry Eva’s sister Aoife who, it was said, possessed magical powers.

Aoife loved the children and Lir at first, but soon she became very jealous of the time that King spent with Aodh, Fionnula, Fiachra, and Conn. She wanted to have all of his attention for herself. One day, she took children to swim in a lake while the sun was hot in the sky. When they got there and children took to the water, Aoife used her powers to cast a spell over the children. This spell turned them all into beautiful swans.

She knew that if she killed children, their ghosts would haunt her forever, so instead, she cast this spell, forcing them to live as swans for 900 years. Three hundred on Lake Derravaragh, three hundred on Straits of Moyle, and three hundred more on Isle of Inish Glora. The spell would only be broken when children heard the ringing of a bell heralding the arrival of St. Patrick in Ireland.

But Aoife’s spell had not taken away children’s voices, and so it was that these four beautiful swans could sing beautiful songs and were able to tell their father what had happened to them. Lir, who had been searching for his children, came down to the lake and saw Fionnuala, now a swan, who told him of spell cast on them by Aoife. Enraged, he banished Aoife into the mist, and she was never seen again.

At the end of that time they returned to their old home at Sídh Fionnachaidh in County Armagh. Their father was long dead and the place was desolate and empty. They flew off again to Erris and there met the Christian Missionary, St. Mochaomhóg who treated them with great kindness.

At last their period of enchantment came to an end and they were turned into three withered old men and an old woman. The saint baptised them and they died peacefully. They were buried together.

SKU: LE003-CL-SIL

Metal: 925 Sterling Silver

Plating: Rhodium

Stones: Clear Cubic Zirconia

Weight: 8 grams approx. per pair

Width: 16 mm approx.
Height: 23 mm approx.

Skilled goldsmiths make our Legends of Lir Collection in our Dublin workshop to the highest standards. Each items is then sent to the Dublin Assay Office situated in Dublin Castle where they are hallmarked.

Nestled in the foothills of the Dublin Mountains lies Boru ®, home to the finest Celtic jewelry craftsmanship. We put our heart and soul into every piece we create – designing, handcrafting and hallmarking everything with our unique Boru ® style and attention to detail.

Working as a team, we have made many exclusive designs imagined by our customers and realized by our design team and craftsmen.

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