Summer Solstice

June 17, 2022

Summer Solstice

The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, and in Orkney, where there is perpetual light now, we have always been closely in tune with the changing of the seasons.

Myths and Legends

According to one Orkney legend, Midsummer is when the fairy folk come out to play. Another myth tells of a party of dancing giants who stayed out too late, and were turned to stone by the first rays of sunlight, thus forming the Ring of Brodgar. The very landscape here acted as a sort of watch dial, with the standing stones as the hands, so to speak, when the solstice sunrises and sunsets, or moon rises and sets, aligned them with certain features on the land.

The Ring of Brodgar is at its most colourful in summertime, when the wildflowers elegantly encircle the standing stones like one of our Orkney Heather Tartan scarves.

We have captured the magic of Scotland’s summer in our Heather and Ring of Brodgar jewelry collections.

We are also pleased the incorporate the ancient power of the Ring of Brodgar in our gorgeous rings, necklaces and brooches, each handcrafted in gold, silver or pewter using traditional methods.

 


Dragons and Maeshowe


Celebrate your own fire, passion and strength this summer with a piece of jewelry from our Maeshowe Dragon jewelry collection, featuring pendants, earrings, necklaces, charms and brooches inspired by one of Orkney’s most iconic symbols -a dragon carved into the walls of Maeshowe Cairn by an artsy Viking.

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrate summer by treating yourself or a loved one to something from our Celtic and Viking themed jewelry collections, handmade in Orkney by master craftsman Steven Cooper, and available to ship worldwide for a very reasonable fee-and gift wrap is free!

 

 






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