MEADOW OF ANGELS V SHAPED PENDANT
Usgar Muineil Sgiathach Liana Aingeal
Stunning and elegant V-shaped pendant, reminiscent of the wings of a bird in flight. This necklace is reversible, featuring the Ritchies’ own acanthus carvings and IONA signature, reimagined into a new design. On the back is a modern Celtic revival design inspired by the remarkable illustrations of Mary Carmichael in Carmina Gadelica, the momentous Gaelic compendium of Gaelic culture compiled by her husband Alexander Carmichael, first published in 1900.
The Meadow of Angels collection is decorated by the Ritchies’ beloved acanthus pattern, and inspired by the significance of Iona’s Sìthean Mor, the large Fairy Hill or Hill of Angels to the south of the road to the machair - the wildflower meadowland shoreline in Scottish Gaelic.
The practice of crofting in Gaelic island culture includes working with the land and seasons to grow sustainable crops on a strip of land that runs from the crofthouse home to the sea. This idea informed the new collection, planting new seeds in a beloved, shared island meadow that Angels have long tended. Starting with little more than the ‘hope and skill with a pencil’ that the Ritchies themselves began with, this collection dreams that it might regrow the beauty of their work and island life for all to share.
This pendant is oxidised sterling silver, and is fixed in the middle of a 16” or 18” necklace of 1.4mm belcher chain, which is oxidised to match the pendant. The V-shaped centerpiece measures 45mm by 5mm (and 2mm deep) at the widest point. 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.