message from the maker: "Born in Ireland, I moved to San Francisco in 2010. It was here that I developed a love for clay and wanted to create wearable art. I developed my porcelain jewelry line Niamh.Co (Niamh, pronounced Neev is a name of Gaelic origin). I design and create contemporary ceramic jewelry in my studio in San Francisco. Each piece is fired in my kiln 3 times (up to 2100 F degrees) to ensure strength and durability. Real 22kt gold lustre hand painted onto the ceramic components."