WELL OF AGE CUFF BRACELET WITH IONA STONE
Lùbag chlach-Ìdhe Tobar na h-Aoise
Spectacular Limited Edition cuff bracelet set with a hand-gathered Iona ‘painted’ pebble, intricately patterned by the island’s geology through time, each piece as unique as an ancient painting of the landscape itself.
This cuff represents the Ì Mo Chridhe vision of rekindling the Ritchies’ legacy through a contemporary lens at the heart and soul of Celtic Art revival. The design weaves together key elements from the Ritchies’ beautiful silver spoon master patterns - including their acanthus leaves, Peace to Thee and dove icons - into a fresh reimagining.
Maeve was inspired by a visit to renowned Scottish Art historian and author Professor Murdo Macdonald at the very beginning of the Ì Mo Chridhe collection, seeking to understand how to reconnect this reimagining of the Ritchies’ legacy to the unbroken line of the wider Celtic Art context, and its revival. Murdo shared a number of important books and historic references with Maeve, including a book of West Highland sculpture with a beautiful gold and green embossed cover, featuring a Scottish claymore framed by Celtic interlacing. This book inspired the beginning of this cuff design.
The cuff is named for Tobar na h-Aoise, the natural rock pool and spring known as the Well of Age or Well of Eternal Youth, found atop Iona’s highest hill, Dun Ì. Maeve’s mother, celebrated Scottish poet Valerie Gillies, author of The Spring Teller and Cream of the Well poetry books on Scottish and Irish healing springs, explained the importance of this magical place: natural springs found under running water or atop mountains are the most rare and significant, as they must overcome extreme geology or gravity to flow abundantly in these places.
Available in Iona Blackstone or Iona Greenstone. You can also supply your own pebble for us to set upon request, please contact us.
This oval cuff is oxidised sterling silver, set with a single hand-carved, cushion-shaped Iona cabochon stone. Each cuff is available in Small, Medium or Large sizes:
- Small size is 53mm at widest oval internal diameter, with 22 x 14mm stone.
- Medium is 58mm at widest oval internal diameter, with 23 x 16mm stone.
- Large is 64mm at widest oval internal diameter, with 24 x 18mm stone.
It slides sideways over the edge of the wrist and can be gently squeezed closed at the back if needed. Your own Iona stone or pebble can be accommodated if desired. 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.