SCOTTISH GEMSTONES SHOWCASE
Adam McIntosh, Two Skies
'Lammas' Cairngorm Quartz Scottish Gold & Silver Ring
The centrepiece of this unique and stunning ring is a genuine faceted 1ct Cairngorm Smoky Quartz, obtained from a private collection belonging to Dr David Anderson, one of Scotland's foremost and respected authorities on Scottish minerals.
The craftmanship on this ring is absolutely spectacular - it has been painstakingly hand-finished with highly detailed carvings, meticulous dotwork and intricate Celtic knotwork, including a Celtic Love Knot on the reverse of the band. Design details and gemstone collets are in natural hallmarked 14ct Scottish Gold, on a 925 sterling silver base.
'Ljóðhús' Scottish Sapphire & Diamond Scottish Gold Ring
This exquisite multi-gemstone ring features an outstanding natural AAA grade light blue Scottish Sapphire, flanked by a pair of recycled Diamonds. Sapphire was obtained through a private collection, and was sourced from the Isle of Lewis.
Ring is hallmarked 'ALBA' 14ct Scottish Gold. This unique ring is set to UK size N or US size 6¾, but has the potential to be resized slightly by a jeweller. The beautiful blue sapphire is 0.4cts and measures 5x3.5mm. Diamonds are 1.5mm diameter. Width of the band at rear is approximately 1mm wide. Inside diameter is 17mm.
Comes with a quality gift box, unique numbered Certificate of Authenticity and Scottish Sapphires & Scottish Gold presentation cards.
'Ròs tearc' Scottish Pink Tourmaline on a Scottish Gold & Silver Pendant
The centrepiece of this beautiful necklace is a cabochon of extremely rare Scottish Pink Tourmaline (Rubellite). Full excavation permissions gained, this material was sourced from Glenbuchat, a privately owned estate in the Cairngorms, in the late eighties/early nineties. The material we have was obtained during a private geological outing, led by Dr David Anderson, Michael McMullen & geologist Andy Moffat. The aim was to determine if there was a motherlode of this gemstone, after shards were spotted on the ground surface. Sadly, only the surface material was ever found, and permissions have since closed - so there is no more of this very rare Scottish gemstone to be had.
The craftsmanship exhibited in the goldwork of this pendant is truly remarkable, showcasing meticulous attention to detail and intricate carvings in the form of Celtic knotwork. Partial areas of the Celtic knotwork and the claws embracing the gemstone are crafted from genuine hallmarked 'ALBA' 14-carat Scottish Gold, beautifully complementing the 925 sterling silver base.
Elie Ruby & 14ct Scottish Gold Sterling Silver Ring
Both exquisitely detailed and delicate, this Elie Ruby ring makes for a wonderful 'forever ring'. Perfect for a wedding, eternity or even an engagement ring. Beautifully detailed set size ring, featuring an intricately carved band, and set in hallmarked 14ct Scottish gold collet; a fiery red Elie Ruby.
This short stretch of coast is called Ruby Bay by the locals, thanks to the rare red gemstones known as 'Elie Rubies' that are washed out of the volcanic rock and can be found by patient searching through the sand. The stones are actually a special type of garnet coloured by chromium rather than iron, which gives them a particularly vivid shade and led to their rather grand nickname.
'Jera' Scottish Amethyst, on a Scottish Gold & Sterling Silver Pendant
The focal point of this beautifully designed necklace is a stunning Scottish Amethyst, with natural lilac hues. The high grade gemstone displays attractive natural inclusions and was sourced from the Ardownie Quarry in Dundee.
The craftsmanship exhibited in the silver and goldwork of this pendant is truly remarkable, showcasing meticulous attention to detail and intricate carvings in the form of Celtic knotwork. Partial areas of the Celtic knotwork, the bail and the claws which cradle the gemstone is crafted from genuine hallmarked 'ALBA' 14-carat Scottish Gold, beautifully complementing the 925 sterling silver base.