Handmade in time for Christmas

Whisper it, but Christmas is now just a matter of weeks away.  And this is our busiest time of year.  Because we craft everything by hand, we’re often working away until the last minute to make sure your gifts are ready to be placed in stockings and under the tree in time for Christmas Day.

When you buy a piece from us, you know it has been designed by Alison and then sculpted, shaped and shined by someone in our talented tiny team. Every stone is set by hand, and the metal is cut, forged, soldered and polished in our little workshop. Our jewellery isn’t mass produced and each piece is unique, with its own characteristics.

They’re all made by people with a passion for what they’re doing. And even Vicky who gift wraps every order, loves making that package extra special.

We always love to rise to the Christmas challenge but as we have such a wide range of designs and gemstone combinations, we can’t keep every shape, size and style in stock. That means we often make pieces to order, which takes a little extra time.

So, if you’re planning a purchase for Christmas, please get your order in as soon as you can so that we can make sure that the perfect present is waiting for your special someone (or, indeed, for yourself!).

Early orders also mean we can ensure that the wild wintry weather in this part of the world won’t impact on your plans if we need to post anything out.

Why not avoid disappointment and get your Christmas shopping done nice and early, then relax before the holidays really get going.  And as a special thank you, there's 10% off everything on the website from 5th November until midnight GMT Wednesday 8th November!

And, if you’re in Orkney on Thursday 16th November, Dounby has a special Bazaar night with all kinds of sales, events and activities – the perfect opportunity for more shopping, so pop past our workshop and showroom and say hello!

Thank you!

Alison & Team x