HEART OF LOVE LARGE PENDANT
Usgar Bràghad Mòr Cridhe Gaoil
Stunning pillow-shape heart pendant, inspired by the iconic Acanthus leaf engravings found on historic Iona stone carvings, dating back to medieval times. This pattern was also widely used as a decorative element by Alexander & Euphemia Ritchie. The Ritchies' own beloved heart pattern is featured here in person, thanks to digital 3D scanning technology, which has replicated the heart from the master pattern of a stunning handcarved spoon made by the Ritchies in c.1920. The heart pattern they created by hand has then been 'pressed' into the pendant, so the authentic memory and touch of the original craft is preserved while also reimagined into a modern, wearable treasure for today. The other side of the pendant features the original ‘IONA’ placename as handcarved by the Ritchies onto their jewels, to provide a beautiful further memory of their inspiring Iona Celtic Art legacy, and you can wear either side facing forward.
This pendant is oxidised sterling silver. It measures 24mm by 25mm at the widest points and is 10mm deep, and comes on an oxidised 1.5mm diamond-cut Spiga wheat chain to match the pendant finish, in your choice of 16” or 18” length chain. Each piece is Hallmarked Sterling Silver by the Edinburgh Assay Office in Scotland.
Please note 2023 delivery is up to 10 weeks. Please order by October 9 for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery. Standard delivery time from January 2024 will be 3-4 weeks. Custom, enamel and carved stone items will be 5-6 weeks.
Where To Buy 'Iona My Heart'
All Iona My Heart designs are exclusively available to purchase via this website, and at www.aosdanaiona.com, or at the beautiful Aosdàna shop on Iona.
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All designs can also be made to order in Platinum or Gold - please contact us for pricing. We offer 18ct White or Yellow Fairtrade Gold, and 9ct / 18ct White, Yellow or Rose 100% Recycled Gold. Our standard silver option uses fully recycled silver recovered from electronic x-ray waste, sourced through the NHS aGain scheme.
DIAMONDS & GEMS
Designs using diamonds will be set with guaranteed G VS quality natural mined diamonds from trusted local suppliers. Coloured gemstones or laboratory-created diamonds are also available - just get in touch for pricing and options available.
Designs featuring local Iona stone are only available in Limited Editions. The stones are hand-gathered with great care and attention to sustainable island community best practice. If you visit Iona and choose your own stone, we can set it into your piece for you, making a truly unique treasure.
Due to the value of the jewellery, all orders are sent by Royal Mail Special Delivery at a cost of £7.30. We insist on using this service as it offers the fastest and most secure delivery for our customers.
Pre-Christmas 2023 delivery is 10 weeks, to allow us to ensure all our very first pieces meet the standard of excellence we require for you. Please order by October 9 for guaranteed pre-Christmas delivery. If you miss this date, please email email@example.com and we will try to accomodate you. Standard delivery time from January 2024 will be 3-4 weeks; custom, enamel and carved stone items will be 5-6 weeks.
Due to the value of the jewellery, all orders are sent by Airsure fully insured shipping at a cost of £9.05 for Europe, £10.15 for Australia & New Zealand, USA, Canada & the Rest of the World. We insist on using this service as it offers the fastest and most secure delivery for our customers.
If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, we guarantee to exchange unworn jewellery or refund your money within 14 days of receipt of your purchase. Bespoke items are non returnable except for manufacture fault.