Pictish Boar Titanium Pendant with Tayside Amethyst

Pictish Boar Titanium Pendant with Tayside Amethyst
Alex commissioned us to design and create a special pendant for his wife, Morna’s birthday.
We engraved six Pictish Boars into Titanium and heated it until the metal took on a blue/purple hue to complement the Tayside Amethyst stone set into the centre, while the back of the pendant was diamond-engraved with a personal message.
“…absolutely stunning! Couldn’t have asked for any better or more. Really beautiful, she’ll love it… Love the way it shimmers differently in different light…, Alex”

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Custom Bog Oak Sgian Dubh with Greenman Inlay

Custom Bog Oak Sgian Dubh with Greenman Inlay
We created this custom Sgian Dubh for Mark who’s a piper located in the US. The handle is carved from 5300 year old Bog Oak with Sterling Silver fittings and holds a Tayside Amethyst pommel stone at the top. The front of the handle features a ‘Greenman’ which Mark sent to us to inlay into the handle. The Damascus blade is made from high carbon stainless steel.
Mark kindly emailed the following regarding his Sgian Dubh;
“This is the sort of craftmanship I was looking for. It’s beautiful and functional, and it sort of makes me want to have kids just so I can pass it along to someone.”

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25th Anniversary Rings in Titanium Damascus

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We created this pair of bespoke rings for Karen and Richard featuring a design derived from the Harriss Spiral, a mathematical fractal curve based upon the golden ratio.
These rings were cut from a solid bar of ‘Titanium Damascus’ consisting of two different Titanium alloys carefully forge-welded together producing an organic, almost woodgrain like pattern intrinsic to the metal into which we cut the spiral design.
“Many thanks for all your help and encouragement with our 25th Anniversary rings. We are both delighted with the finished rings themselves but also really enjoyed the evolution process of design and choice of materials – we feel that we were very much involved in their creation, which makes them all the more special. Karen & Richard ”

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Sgian Dubh with Solid Sterling Silver Blade

Sgian Dubh with Solid Sterling Silver Blade
This Sgian Dubh was a special commission for Jamie, it has a solid Sterling Silver blade engraved with the family motto and the handle is carved from Rosewood. Jamie kindly emailed the following when he received it;
“Just a quick email to say all is here and arrived safely. I’m over the moon with the sgian dubh, definitely a hand down item through the generations. Can’t thank you both enough! I’ll be showing it off plenty and you’ll come highly recommended!”

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Cliffs of Moher Wedding Ring

Cliffs of Moher Wedding Ring
We designed and created this unique wedding ring for Blaine featuring the Cliffs of Moher which have a special significance as that is where he proposed. Central to the design is the traditional Claddagh symbol chosen by Blaine which represents love, loyalty and friendship.
“Got my ring and I can’t tell you how much I love it. It is amazing.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Blaine”

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Isle of Jura Whisky Festival Sgian Brew

Isle of Jura Whisky Festival Sgian Brew
This Sgian Brew was a special project I crafted after visiting the Isle of Jura and attending the annual Whisky Festival. I’d been planning to get to this festival for a while as I grew up on the island and when we farmed there we fed our cattle with the malted barley draff from this distillery.
The wooden handle is carved from an Isle of Jura whisky cask. Sterling Silver ferrules and pins are fitted to the handle along with a Damascus Steel bottle opener ‘blade’. The lower ferrule band is engraved with a Celtic spiral design, inspired by the Corryvreckan whirlpool located at the north of the island. On the top of the handle is a pommel stone made from a pebble that I found on the beach by the Isle of Jura Distillery during my festival visit.
Fittingly the Sgian Brew has returned back to the Isle of Jura as it was purchased as a gift for an old friend who works at the distillery and who may have originally filled the very whisky cask it was made from !

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Tardis Kilt Pins & Brooches and a Titanium Wedding Ring

We created this unusual commission of a custom titanium wedding ring and also a set of Sterling Silver Tardises as kilt pins/brooches for Michael and Claire as their wedding had a Dr Who theme.
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Michael sketched the Aonach Eagach ridge so we used his design for his titanium wedding ring which has a sandblasted and heat treated surface.
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Michael and Claire kindly emailed us after their wedding;
“The Tardises received so many comments, people were saying they looked amazing and were such a brilliant finishing touch to our kilts and dresses.  I think they all wanted one!
We’re so happy with my ring.  It makes me think of mountains and my wife every time I look at it, remembering the day we got engaged and of course our wedding day.“ 

See our site dedicated to our custom wedding rings and gifts.

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