About this Piece
This exquisite pendant features the Gaelic words 'Sláinte' (health) and 'Sonas' (happiness), which are sculpted in sterling silver in ancient Ogham - the secret writing of the Celts. The Sláinte piece is plated in rose gold.
18" sterling silver chain included.
Pendant sizes are approx. 4-5cm long.
Comes boxed and gift wrapped with an information card on Ogham writing.
The perfect gift for a friend or loved one!
History of Ogham
Ogham (pronounced 'ohm') was the earliest form of writing in Ireland, existing from the 4th-9th centuries AD. Typically etched into stone or wood, it consists of a series of strokes along a line, where the strokes' quantity, length, and direction determine the letter. Most of the letters correspond to the Roman alphabet, with a few local additions, so in fact it's a translatable cypher rather than a language, read from the bottom-left upwards.