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Author Archives: Rainnea
We created these unique wedding rings for Ageliki and David. Their rings were crafted in 18ct Yellow Gold using the couple’s design featuring Linden and Olive leaves which also featured on their wedding stationary. Each ring was set with 3 gemstones chosen by the couple; Aquamarine, Green Garnet and Ruby.
We made this guitar pick in titanium as a special request for a birthday gift with a Celtic knot on the front and the recipient’s initials on the back. It was attached to a waxed cord via a quick release catch so it could be worn or played as required. Continue reading
“We don’t wear jewelry often so we wanted our wedding rings to be beautiful and durable to us. After many hours of shopping and research we thought about settling for plain bands. Several jewelers appealed to us but nothing really grabbed us! We came across Rainnea’s website and found their designs wonderful! After going over some initial design thoughts, we learned that they’d help us customize a design!
Meeting Rab and Tanya and picking up our rings was our favorite part of the honeymoon. They’re kind, patient, and skilled. Tanya is always very communicative and responsive, Rab has a great eye for design and Keith created accurate renders of our rings. They provided feedback to improve our design, and we couldn’t be happier with our wedding rings! We strongly recommend contacting them if you see what you like.
Thank you so much Rab and Tanya! They are rings that we’ll proudly and happily wear for the rest of our lives.
Nefer & Nick from California”
We were asked by Jessica and Alan to create a special pair of Titanium wedding bands incorporating the Triscle Knot design against a chequered background.
The rings were to be a pair with the addition of some text on Alan’s ring – the Scottish Gaelic ‘ALBA AN AIGH’ was interspersed between the 3 Triscle Knots and cut into the chequered background.
We were very pleased with the final look and feel of both rings and felt that they worked really well as a matched pair of rings, while also having individuality.
The couple very kindly emailed us the following:
“When we ordered the rings, I’ll admit I was a bit nervous, having them made so far away. But they exceeded our expectations! They are so beautiful, and they fit perfectly. We really couldn’t be happier! I’m so glad we chose to have you make our rings.” Continue reading
We designed and created these rings for Susan and Jim from the US who were recently married in Scotland in Dunkeld Cathedral and were able to come to visit us first to collect their rings personally.
The Spiral design for their rings was inspired by a panel of stone carving on a Celtic revival monument, in the Glasnevin Cemetery at Dublin which the couple particularly liked and emailed us a photo of. Continue reading
We made this special set of wedding rings and charms for Sam and Richard and their daughters. It’s probably best to let them describe these in their own words;
“The wedding bands on our fingers are far more than pieces of jewellery. They a part of us and represent our values in life and the journey my fiancée and I made to become man and wife.
We discovered Rainnea when we did an internet search for custom made rings and fell in love with their work. There was no compromise and we knew we would be designing our rings with Rab and Tanya. A trip north only strengthened this conviction and we were encouraged to describe ourselves and sketch out design ideas. From many ideas came the important few and Rab took our words, hopes and feelings and created unique designs which were amazing. I particularly appreciated discussing my concerns when i doubted my initial plan and Rab again listened, then altered the design to something more perfect than i could have imagined. Our rings are truly unique and represent only us; mountains, the stars and the sea for my husband and a central Celtic heart knot with the wave themed echoed in a band for mine. We drove north again to help colour our rings which was exquisite and we took great pleasure in showing them off finally on our wedding day. They mean the world to us and we wouldn’t have changed a single thing about the whole experience. Our daughters also proudly wear individually unique charms that Rab and Tanya designed with us, cut from the same bar of titanium as our rings. A magical experience that I would recommend to any who want a truly personal ring, made and designed with love, in a beautiful place by lovely people.
Love and thanks, Sam and Rich x”
Thank you to Sam and Richard, it was a pleasure working with them. There’s some photos below which follow the pieces being made from a solid bar of aerospace grade titanium and some photos sent from the ceremony;
We made this bespoke pendant for Karen with a Celtic knotwork border design to match her ring that we had previously made for her. The pendant is 2” in diameter and is made in Sterling Silver.
Karen very kindly emailed the following testimonial;
“I have had the pleasure of working with Rab and Tanya on both my ring (both creating it and repairing it a year later after it was injured in a fall) and my pendant. They are an absolute joy to work with and the process is seamless. The result is unique pieces of art that I will treasure for the rest of my life and hand down to my children.”
Here’s something a little different ! I made this Thor’s Hammer as a Christmas present for an old friend born in Sweden. It’s made from an offcut from the Swedish Damascus (Damasteel) which we import for our Sgian Dubh blades. Continue reading
Another very interesting commission, working closely with Keith Sim, this set of bespoke rings were specially designed and made for Heather from Scotland and Chris from New Zealand, both now living in Australia. All the rings share the same Celtic knot design, Chris’s ring was made in Palladium while both Heather’s rings were made in White Gold. The engagement ring features a pair of white diamonds and a rare Australian natural pink diamond which Heather provided.
The couple kindly emailed the following when they returned home after their wedding;
“We were very apprehensive ordering our engagement and wedding rings over the internet especially being 22000 miles away in Australia, but our rings matched exactly the design we had in mind with a Scottish Thistle and NZ Silver Fern and made our wedding day that extra special. Rab and Keith offer a personalised service at very reasonable price and we felt very touched being invited to their home to pick up our rings and meeting them in person. We would definitely recommend them for any other couples that want something special made for their Wedding day and it is nice to see a home run Scottish business supporting the local community.” Continue reading
Here’s a couple of the prototype Sgian Brew ‘blades’ shown in a previous post made into Sgian Brews – finished just in time for some testing over Hogmanay….
The handles are carved from Glenlivet whisky barrel with brass and Sterling silver fittings.The right hand version was custom engraved with a personal inscription. Continue reading
Daniel from Australia commissioned us to design and create this special bespoke engagement ring. He kindly sent us a photo of the proposal along with the accompanying note:
“Thank you so much for letting me work with you in designing the perfect engagement ring for my beautiful girlfriend (now fiancée). I can’t thank you enough!”
The ring was made in gold and has a diamond held by the branches of the design which Daniel helped to develop. Next to the photo of the ring are the 2D and 3D previews of the design. Continue reading
Here’s 3 new Sgian Brew ‘blades’ for our safety / bottle opener Sgians.
These are prototypes of our own exclusive designs and we’re looking for feedback before having a larger batch made.
From left to right are:
1: The old style cast Stainless Steel generic opener which we’ve been using which doesn’t have much room for engraving.
2 and 3: New styles with and without a taper on the blade section, these would also need to be worn without a sheath.
4: A different style which is more blade shaped and fits into one of our existing sheaths.
The new designs are 3mm throughout their width – so there’s no sharp or even thin edge which could be sharpened.
We developed the ‘Sgian Brew’ some years ago when it started getting more difficult to travel or gain entry to some places while wearing the traditional Sgian Dubh.
I often find that a bottle opener is pretty useful on the occasions that I’m wearing my kilt anyway !
Which one is your favorite ? Do you have any suggestions ? Continue reading
We designed and created this bespoke white gold wedding ring for Erin’s fiancé. The ring features two Pictish bears in white gold with blue diamonds for their eyes. We also incorporated a knotwork design and an internal inscription.
Erin has kindly granted her permission to feature this ring and adds;
”Thank you so much. The ring is beautiful and exactly what I had envisioned for my fiance’s wedding band. I appreciate your hard work and guidance during the designing process. Kudos to you, I will surely let everyone I know here in the states how nice it was to work with you. Best Regards, Erin” Continue reading
Here’s a very unusual ‘Sgian Brew’ we made as a one off special commission.
The emblem is in Sterling Silver, inlaid into Ebony. Continue reading
We created this special titanium wedding ring for Ben with his clan name and motto engraved into it bordered by Celtic knots. The aerospace grade titanium we use is very tough and hard wearing while being very light and comfortable to wear.
Ben has kindly allowed us to use his comments;
“Thank you Rab and Tanya for a great experience, wonder customer service and what is a phenomenal titanium ring! It is exactly what I was hoping for!” Continue reading