Northern Lights Ring
Carry the shimmering aurora with the Northern Lights ring.
A little iridescent labradorite gemstone sits nestled between the stars. According to Inuit folklore, warriors trapped the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis) in rocks along the Labrador coastline in Canada. One freed them with a spear, but some of the lights remained trapped in what became known as labradorite. Often seen in Orkney on dark moonless winter nights lighting up the sky in the north, they are known locally as Mirrie Dancers.
Orkney's past trading links with Canada led to a Stromness boat called the Harmony bringing a load of labradorite back with it as ballast. The rock was off loaded offshore, and once many houses in Stromness had a lump of this shimmering stone on their front doorstep.
The Northern Lights ring is crafted in solid sterling silver and measures approx 9mm wide. Set with a 4mm cabochon labradorite.