Historical basalt cobblestones from Edinburgh given a new lease of life, claw set in an adjustable sterling silver ring. The material for this unique ring was gifted to Two Skies during the refurbishment of Rose Street, for which construction began in 1767.
You will receive the exact ring in the photos. Ring can be adjusted to span ring sizes O-R (UK) or 7¼ -9 (US). Gemstone measures approximately 23x10x4mm. Comes in a Two Skies presentation box, ready for gifting.
As setting adjustable rings can sometimes be a delicate procedure, we are happy to set the size for you before we sent it out to you - just let us know in the 'free gift card message' field.
Edinburgh Cobblestone Sterling Silver Ring
The 'Streets of old Edinburgh' collection - jewellery made from historic cobblestones (locally quarried basalt) which were gifted to Two Skies during the refurbishment of Rose Street in the Georgian 'New Town' of the city. A design competition was held in January of 1766 to find a suitably modern layout for the new suburb. It was won by 26-year-old James Craig, who, following the natural contours of the land, proposed a simple grid, with a principal thoroughfare linking two garden squares. Considering their age, these cobbles have seen many events in Edinburgh's historical timeline, including lavish parties held by Edinburgh's elite to entertain famous poet Robert Burns in 1786, and the execution of the infamous Deacon Brodie in 1788! You can find out more about what these cobblestones have seen here!