Dublin Castle Bead
Dublin Castle Bead
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Dublin Castle Bead

# Item Code: TD167

$61.00

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Specification

Metal: Sterling Silver
Weight: 2.9 grams
Width: 10mm
Height: 11mm

Description

Though the wearer of this bead might not be able to visit Ireland for the time being, she can certainly feel the presence of the country's landscape and history with this miniature monument to Dublin's castles. ShanOre's craftsmen have built this sterling silver structure complete with stones, turrets, and arched doorway. This piece will stand up and out on the owner's Tara's Diary bracelet amongst the other charms, setting a mood of medieval mystery.

The Influence of Irish Castles

Castles built in medieval Ireland were meant to create an intimidating aura, both to the country's citizens and possible invaders. They provided havens for noble families and strategic positioning for the nation's leaders during times of warfare. Impenetrably strong, these castles were expensive and time-consuming to design and construct, but the results were awe-inspiring. Their survival to this day testifies to their importance in Ireland?s political and military history. When people visit Ireland these days, they can plan entire day trips around explorations of countless castles, some of which have been transformed into resorts, and many of which offer tours. Dublin Castle in particular, which is situated on the original site of the black (dubh) pool that gave Dublin its name, hosts government officials and high-profile business executives when they come to collaborate.

Strong-Willed Walls

In adopting this charm to wear on the bracelet that advertises the most memorable places, people, and events in her life, a woman reveals an unusually complex understanding of Ireland?s past. She might be a history buff, constantly reading up on Irish milestones and traditions. She might wonder what it was like to live in a volatile yet romantic time period in this country, an era of kings, knights, and ladies, chivalry and prowess. She might have enjoyed, as a child, imagining entire lives at work and play within the walls of her dollhouse, wanting now to recreate that sense of curiosity as an adult. In any case, by donning this charm, she is expressing her affiliation with a confident, independent nation.


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3 Frequently Asked Questions

What Taxes & Duties Apply?

For US & European consumers there are no other charges, everything is included in the price shown. However if you live outside the US and Europe then there will be other charges that apply. You will have import duty if you live in Canada and that is 17% approximately. This is payable by you upon delivery.

What is your Exchanges & Refunds policy?

We offer a no quibble, 30-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you decide not to keep your item, you can return it to us for a full refund on your items or exchange it for another item. Please ensure the item is unworn and accompanied by all original packaging. Please ensure to follow our full return instructions here:

How long does dispatch take?

Most orders are dispatched next day, special items such as bridal rings can sometimes take a couple of days longer due to stone setting as many pieces are finished to order. Contact us at info@shanore.com if you need more information.

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