Hamilton & Inches’ new Scottish Gold collection
Royal Warrant Holders and Edinburgh-based jewellers, Hamilton & Inches, has unveiled their exclusive Scottish Gold collection. Designed with exceptionally rare Scottish Gold, the collection will be the first in a series of celebratory jewels to be launched by the brand.
The Scottish Gold is mined from the Cononish Gold Mine at the foot of Ben Lui in the Highlands of Scotland and is the only commercial gold mine in Scotland. Boasting a Single Mine Origin status, the Hamilton & Inches Scottish Gold is all mined from the same location on the edge of Rannoch and is refined without coming into contact with any other gold.
“Hamilton & Inches has a rich heritage dating back to 1866 and the talented craftsmen have passed on their knowledge from one generation to the next,” comments Victoria Houghton, CEO of Hamilton & Inches. “High quality materials and responsible sourcing has always been at the heart of Hamilton & Inches and we are honoured to be recipients of this exceptionally rare Scottish Gold.”
Hamilton & Inches has designed a collection of 30 stunning heirloom pieces inspired by the precious heritage of Scotland’s craft legacy to be treasured forever. Each piece has been meticulously handcrafted by world-class fine jewellery designers and master craftsmen in the Hamilton & Inches workshop in Edinburgh.
Iconic pieces include the Queen of Scots ring inspired by Mary Queen of Scots and represented by an 8.87 carat, elongated cushion-cut natural sapphire cradled by epaulette-cut diamond shoulders, and the Tyndrum Waterfall Earrings inspired by the movement of a waterfall above the Cononish Goldmine. The earrings are detailed with mixed-cut green and blue tourmalines alongside round brilliant-cut diamond and pave-set accents. The Holyrood Palace Cuff pays homage to Hamilton & Inches’ Victorian roots. The dramatic, modern shape of the Holyrood Palace Cuff is inspired by vintage curves and lines. The Scottish sunset glow of the hammered 22ct gold is perfectly complemented by five mixed-cut tourmalines.
For Christmas 2019, Hamilton & Inches will offer clients a rare opportunity to design special commissions from Scottish Gold, which will be mined from the Cononish Gold Mine in Spring 2020. Each piece is presented with a Scottish Gold certificate to confirm its authenticity.
For more information please visit hamiltonandinches.com.