Connemara Marble is the world’s only true green marble and is found exclusively in the West of Ireland. Formed over 750 million years ago towards the end of the Pre-Cambrain era, its unique green colour is due to the presence of various minerals in limestone which was subjected to intense heat and pressure causing its metamorphosis into the marble we have today. Mined solely from family run quarries, it is unfortunately becoming increasingly rare. This beautiful stone is found in a myriad of green tones from a pale creamy hue to a rich dark emerald. It is a traditional gift of friendship between families and has been used for centuries in jewellery making.