These Mine Howe drop earrings in sterling silver feature Sheila’s design hanging from a long silver bar, which drops elegantly from the ear. The centre of each earring is enhanced with a 2mm cubic zirconia and is hand-enamelled in our workshop in Orkney.
This collection was inspired by a small button with a cross-like design, discovered at the prehistoric site known as Mine Howe, in Tankerness, a few miles from Sheila’s Orkney home and workshop. Mine Howe is a man-made chamber, dug deep inside a large mound, with 29 steps leading to a rock floor. Although the origin of the howe is not known, it’s believed to have been built 2,000 years ago.