Heathergem Earrings with Knotwork

United Kingdom
$70.00
Item No. 1124
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A round Heathergem, set onto a sterling silver back, hangs from Celtic knotwork in sterling silver. The fishhook earrings are about 1 inch long. Sterling silver and Heathergem. Handcrafted in Scotland.

Each Heathergem is unique, with it's own distinctive medley of colors typical of the Scottish moors -- orange, red, green, blue and purple. Great care is taken to match those used for the earrings. Sorry, we are not able to offer a choice of colors.

A round Heathergem, set onto a sterling silver back, hangs from Celtic knotwork in sterling silver. The fishhook earrings are about 1 inch long. Sterling silver and Heathergem. Handcrafted in Scotland.

Each Heathergem is unique, with it's own distinctive medley of colors typical of the Scottish moors -- orange, red, green, blue and purple. Great care is taken to match those used for the earrings. Sorry, we are not able to offer a choice of colors.

  • Heathergems

    Heathergems are handmade from the stems of heather, a common Scottish plant renowned for its purple bloom. The heather used is too old to provide any nutrition for wildlife and is pulled in a manner which promotes the growth of new heather.

    The stems are dried, shotblasted to remove the bark and dyed various colors using natural dyes. Stems of different colors are then mixed together and compressed into a block. Eighty tons of pressure is required to press the block of stems together. The block is then cut into slices and individual pieces are cut, shaped and filed by skilled craftworkers before being lacquered to give the final finish. The Heathergem jewelry we offer are set into sterling silver fittings. Handcrafted in Pitlochry, Scotland.

    Each Heathergem is unique, with it's own distinctive medley of colors typical of the Scottish moors -- orange, red, green, blue and purple. Sorry, we are not able to offer a choice of colors.

  • Celtic Knotwork
    The Celts, whose lands spread across Europe from Hungary to Ireland two thousand years ago, left a rich legacy of art. They were skilled metal workers, with a strong interest in gold, silver and bronze ornaments for themselves and for their horse trappings. Celtic knotwork was highly developed as an art form, from intricate ornamentation to dramatic symbolism.The Celtic design tradition is still part of the living heritage.

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