These silver plated cufflinks feature a circular celtic design which surrounds ared heathergem.
HeatherGems are painstakingly handmade from the gnarled-like stems of heather - a visually striking common Scottish plant renowned for its rich purple bloom.
HeatherGems have been created for more than 20 years in the picturesque town of Pitlochry right in the heart of the scenic Central Highlands of Scotland. The location is ideal as the surrounding hills provide an excellent source of raw material.
The heather used is much too mature to provide any nutrition for wildlife and is pulled in an environmentally-friendly manner which helps promotes the growth of new heather. The stems are dried, shotblasted to remove the bark, and dyed various colors using natural dyes.
Stems of different colours are then mixed and compressed into a block - and 80 tons of pressure is required to compress the block of stems. The block is then sliced and individual pieces are cut, shaped, honed and filled by highly-skilled craftworkers before being lacquered to give the distinctive final finish.