These Runic drop earrings in oxidised sterling silver feature runic text that reads ‘Orkney Isles’ adorning the semi-circular design. The earrings hang delicately from silver hooks and are hand-finished in our Orkney workshop.
Sheila’s iconic Runic collection was inspired by inscriptions found inside Maeshowe, a Neolithic chambered cairn in Orkney, built around 2800 BC. Sometime around the 12th century, Vikings broke into the tomb and carved runes on the walls—their version of modern-day graffiti. Over thirty inscriptions have survived and represent the largest single collection of such carvings in the world.