These Runic cufflinks in sterling silver feature a curved design and the word ‘Orkney’ in runic text, enhanced by a beautifully enamelled background of 'Skaill' enamel. Each cufflink is approximately 20mm x 10mm and is 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.