This very interesting sterling silver objet d’art was replicated from La Hougue Bie, an historical site 2,000 years older than the Pyramids, which has dominated Jersey’s landscape for 6,000 years.
The La Hougue Bie passage grave was constructed by some of Jersey’s earliest inhabitants, as both a tomb and a place for the living to engage in rituals and ceremonies. Unlike many other dolmens, you can stand inside its chamber and feel the atmosphere of this profoundly sacred space. The tomb is so aligned that the interior is illuminated by the rising sun on the spring and autumn equinox.
Once completed, the passage and chamber was secreted beneath a mound of stones and earth. When it fell into disuse around 5,000 years ago, it was blocked up with debris and forgotten until the medieval era when a Christian chapel was constructed on top of the prehistoric mound.
La Hougue Bie, has seen many changes over the years and today this peaceful place offers a unique insight into the lives of our distant ancestors.
The Jersey Landmark model is designed and handcrafted by Aurum’s qualified designer and goldsmiths. The solid sterling silver piece is finished with various techniques such as polishing, satining and oxidising.
The beautiful finished model is then presented on a slice of agate, which forms in various colours.