What a rush! You can now get rings made from Scottish gold

Earlier this week, we were championing the importance of the provenance of your jewellery. Little did we know that two prominent Scottish jewellers were poised to announce the launch of gold mined right here on our doorstop.

Sheila Fleet and Hamilton & Inches will be the first to take delivery of the premier refined batch of Scottish Gold to be used in unique pieces with a special home-grown heritage.

The precious metal was discovered at Cononish gold and silver mine near Tyndrum back in the 1980s, but despite the 27-year delay, the success of the initial batch means that a Scottish gold mine could become a reality and scores more couples could be rocking rings that are produced entirely in our homeland. The finished designs will be stamped by Edinburgh Assay Office with the Scotgold Precious Metal Mark.

“Designing and making jewellery with Scottish Gold will be amazing,” says Sheila Fleet. “After almost 50 years as a designer-maker, it will make my designs even more personal for me and my customers. Everything will be made to order and we’d like to offer couples the opportunity to watch their Scottish Gold engagement, wedding or eternity rings being made in our Orkney workshop.”

The supply of the debut delivery will be limited, so if you fancy bagging yourself a piece of history contact Sheila Fleet by emailing martin@sheilafleet.com to register your interest.