Delicately carved, this rather large harp necklace features a piece of rosewood, recycled from musical instruments, constructed by a local luthier. As a musician myself, I take enormous satisfaction in creating a necklace whose inherent wood has previously featured in a beautiful hand-made guitar. Also, part of rosewood’s attractiveness is its durability and ability to stand the test of time and of course the beauty of its grain and color.
The Irish harp, though not as popularly well-known around the world as the shamrock for being an Irish symbol, is the official emblem of Ireland. This status dates back several centuries and the instrument’s history tells much about the history of the island.
Today, a representation of the traditional harp is to be found on the Presidential Seal and on many official documents, on passports, on the flag of Leinster (but not the national flag), on Irish euro coins and as a logo for a number of prominent state-supported organizations such as the National University of Ireland.
There are a number of names for the Irish harp. It is also known as the Celtic harp, the Gaelic harp, the clàrsach (in Scotland) or the cláirseach (in the modern Irish language).
– Rosewood, sanded to a smooth finish
– Organic oil & beeswax finish to seal the wood & enhance its natural color
– Pendant size: 50mm long / 2 Inches long
– On an adjustable brown waxed cotton cord necklace
– With a quality cast and lead free pewter Celtic knot bead
This unique harp necklace will arrive to you ready for gift giving via International Express air mail, with tracking.
Your order will be shipped within 1-2 days of ordering.
Please, feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or requests.
* Note that exact size and shade of wood may vary from the photos on this website as each piece is unique and made by hand.
James Arbaugh (verified owner) –
I love this piece, and the fact that it is made from the same wood used to make musical instruments makes it special to me. This is for my oldest daughter who has a deep love for Ireland, and the harp is the perfect symbol for Eire. And the rosewood color and grain is beautiful.