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Handmade work of exceptional quality and originality. Over 30 unique collections in silver and gold

Re-opening on Monday 3rd August. In order to social distance and ensure jewellery can be cleaned thoroughly after being handled, we're trialling an appointments system, Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm. This will mean customers don't have to wait too long outside, as we have a small Gallery staffed by just the two of us. It may be worth ringing even if you're in the area on the day, as visitor numbers fluctuate, and we hope you will be patient as this system will be new for all of us. Please wear a mask and use the hand sanitiser provided.

Orkneyinga Silversmiths’ Kevin and Liz Allen create work of exceptional quality and originality, drawing much of their inspiration from the landscape, archaeology and wildlife surrounding their hilltop workshop in Birsay.

Founded in 1989, Orkneyinga is one of the longest established jewellery businesses in the islands, offering over 30 unique collections in silver and gold. Seventh Wave, Asa, Drostan, Kelpie and Houant are just some of the evocative names found within their range, which includes rings, pendants, bracelets, earrings and brooches. You’ll also discover curlews, hares and Orkney’s rare Primula Scotica primrose amongst the beautifully made work.

All of Orkneyinga’s pieces are handmade by Kevin, who undertook a traditional silversmithing apprenticeship in Sheffield, while the designs are produced by Liz, a silversmithing and jewellery graduate. Kevin also occasionally undertakes special commissions and assists other silversmiths with the creation of major, one-off pieces.

Orkneyinga’s approach is highly personal and thoughtful, with attention to detail and a connection to the subject matter always paramount in the design and manufacturing process. It’s this passion and commitment, combined with Kevin and Liz’s desire to create jewellery that will last forever, which has earned Orkneyinga such a loyal following.

Their work is available to view on the offical website or Facebook. Contact Kevin and Liz directly to purchase.