Book of Kells inspired jewelry???

Old Sep 16th, 2006, 12:08 PM
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Book of Kells inspired jewelry???

Hi
My sister and I were in Ireland this summer and she loved these particular necklaces we saw in a few places around the country. I was hoping to buy her one for her birthday, but I can't seem to find them anywhere online.
They actually have print from the book of kells pressed into them. they were gold and silver combined. Does anyone have any idea who the designer is or where I could possibly find them online?
Thanks so much!
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Old Sep 16th, 2006, 02:06 PM
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I'd contact this company below (shopIrish) which has pages of Irish jewelry. If they don't have it, maybe they can point you in the right direction:

http://tinyurl.com/g5pvq
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Old Sep 17th, 2006, 04:06 AM
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Past Times has one piece

http://www.pasttimes.com/Catalogue/C...x?search=kells

Ola Gorie has a number

http://www.olagorieshop.com/finder.h...=1:id=GNajbEtK

But if you put "kells" and "jewellry" into google you'll get 166,000 hits.
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Old Sep 17th, 2006, 05:38 AM
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Sorry to horn in, joge, but I wanted to thank sheila for the incredible olagorie.com site. What gorgeous little pieces of art.
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Old Sep 17th, 2006, 02:18 PM
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Total aside from the main thread, but the background to this is a silversmith in Orkney called Ortak- became massively popular in the 70s. Has spawned a lrage number of very good jewellers who trained there, of whom Ola Gorie is one. I have a number of her pieces. But there are many others- Sheila Fleet being a case in point.

A trip down the High Street in Kirkwall is amazing.
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Old Sep 18th, 2006, 02:46 PM
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thanks everyone for your suggestions, i dont see it anywhere unfortunately.

it was a specific line of jewelry that had part of the actual writing from the book of kells kind of pressed into the jewelry.

any other suggestions would be appreciated
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Old Sep 18th, 2006, 03:26 PM
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Do you have google on your computer?

http://www.enibas.com/jewellery/celt...criptrange.htm

Please tell me this is it!
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Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 03:30 PM
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believe me, ive searched on google for hours! cant find it. i was just hoping it would sound familiar to someone.
sheila- those are so very similar and almost right, but still not the ones we saw.
i think she might have to live without this necklace.
but thank you all so much for trying!!!!
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