D esigned by Ola Gorie, hand made by highly skilled craftsmen in the Orkney Islands just off the north coast of Scotland. Ola Gorie is one of Britains most important jewellery designers of recent times.
A pioneer in the 1960s, she explored her Celtic and Norse heritage to find inspiration for stylish, wearable, modern jewellery. Her designs have continued to break new ground, and influence a generation of designers.Her early pieces quickly gained approval at home and abroad, and her name became synonymous with stylish, finely crafted jewellery. She was awarded an MBE in 1999 in recognition of her work both as a designer and as a founder of the modern jewellery industry. This honour was welcomed by the many loyal customers and collectors of Ola Gories jewellery around the world, as fitting recognition for the long-standing quality of her designs. Ola Gorie frequently appears in judges lists for prestigious awards such as the Scottish Gift of the Year and the Kayman Award.
In 2001 we were invited by the World Gold Council to participate in a global touring exhibition, Evocative Gold A New Renaissance. One of our brooches was selected by the Goldsmiths Company for inclusion in the prestigious Celebration in Gold and Silver exhibition for the Queens Jubilee in 2002.Ola Gorie is based in the medieval heart of Kirkwall, the Orkney Islands capital pop. The sea is a few hundred yards away, and its sound and salty tang are with us every day, even in the centre of this bustling market town. Our family business is located on the towns main street, in the shadow of the magnificent sandstone St Magnus Cathedral, built from 1137 by Orkneys Norse rulers.
We havent been here quite as long as that only since 1859! For much of that time the family operated as a grocers and wine merchant (which latter trade we still carry on to this day) but since 1960 there has also been superlative jewellery. Now, of course, Orkney is part of Scotland part of Europe and we are inspired by design and fashion trends from far beyond our shores. We continue to draw inspiration from the rich mix of Norse and Celtic history and culture that surrounds us.But we also feel that our island traditions of international trade and travel make us uniquely placed to blend the most exciting fashion developments from around the world with our solid base in craftsmanship and British-made quality. The item "Scottish Ola Gorie Sterling Silver 925 Kimono Earrings Purple Blue Clear" is in sale since Thursday, July 28, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fine Jewellery\Fine Earrings\Precious Metal without Stones". The seller is "shawn29664" and is located in kirkwall, Orkney.
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