Scotland, the wonderful
scenery, extraordinary castles and breathtaking hills triggered a
brilliant creative imagination. Scottish designs are undoubtedly
powerful, particularly the sought after jewellery from Scotland,
expertly handmade by traditional craftsmen.
Scottish Jewellery making
commenced in the 16th century. One of the most famed and finest
designs is the Luckenbooth brooch. The bride offers it as an
expression of love to the groom on their wedding. It also represents
a safeguard against evil to the mother and child while the husband's
Celtic jewellery is
another style well-liked by the Scottish people. It in fact is
connected to the Irish way of life, but because of its natural
beauty, and the many Scots of Irish descent, the style has also
become part of the Scottish Culture.
Among the most renowned
Scottish designers are Sheila Fleet and Ortak from the Scottish
Orkney Islands. Their jewellery designs are inspired by the dramatic
landscapes and traditions of their land, along with the lovely
Scottish motifs such as thistles, knotworks, Edinburgh castle etc.
and also designs by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Archibald Knox. The
lavish designs are hand crafted in sterling silver, gold or white
gold, including earrings, brooches, rings, bracelets, pendants and
Scottish Jewellery has
without a doubt survived the test of time due to the ferocious pride
and patriotism of Scots and the timeless, classic designs. Scottish
jewellery will always be popular with Scots and expats but also with
those who just love the beautiful craftsmanship and designs.