Okay, we all know that the Ness of Brodgar is the name of Ola Gorie's newest jewellery collection, launched this summer to great acclaim.  But where did she get the ideas for this striking new range of earrings, necklaces, ring and brooch?  Under her feet, is the answer... You can find out the inspiration , and see the whole collection.   Or you can read about the excavations in fascinating detail here, on the Ness pages on the wonderful Orkneyjar website.  It's the best place to start looking for anything to do with Orkney's history:  
So the website has been launched for nearly a week now. We have had some really lovely and positive feedback from our customers. We are certainly very pleased with how the website looks and feels, and by the sounds of it, our customers are too. You may not be aware, but we are currently offering 20% off our newest collection, The Ness Of Brodgar. We launched the collection this summer, and we hope you agree when we say it is a really stunning and unique collection. Ola is one of Scotland's most important jewellery designers. A pioneer in the 1960s,...
Welcome! Today we launch our new Ola Gorie website!  It's Friday the 14th of October, and we're finally ready to welcome you in and let you have a look around. It was in 1960 that Ola started designing and making her own jewellery here in Kirkwall.  At the time it was a bold, even revolutionary thing to do.  It seemed that no one was using the great heritage of Orkney and Scotland to inspire modern craft.  But that was Ola's vision, and she set to it with imagination and dedication. 56 years later, Ola is still going strong, and so is her...