In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney, in memory of St Magnus the Martyr. Built in warm red and yellow sandstone, gracefully decorated, Saint Magnus Cathedral remains the spiritual heart of these islands.  

Ola grew up in the flat above her parents' grocery shop, Kirkness & Gorie, which lay directly across Broad Street from the cathedral.  So every day she would look out on its glowing sandstone, its beautiful carvings, and its intricate stained glass windows.  In those days children often played in the kirkyard around the cathedral, and even in the kirk itself - running up the spiral staircases right to the top of the spire!  Not much wonder that one of Ola's earliest designs - still a best seller - was inspired by the cathedral.

Our St Magnus collection is based on a stylised cross carved out of sandstone: a particularly graceful Norse interpretation, that has come to be considered one of Orkney's iconic images.  In 2017 we will be celebrating Magnus 900 - the 900th anniversary of his martyrdom.  There's no better time to take a moment's pause to appreciate the beautiful craftsmanship of those medieval stonemasons - and today's equally skilled jewellery makers!

    • St Magnus Bracelet
    • St Magnus Bracelet

      In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney,...

      £75.00
    • St Magnus Brooch
    • St Magnus Brooch

      In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney,...

      £87.00
    • St Magnus Charm
    • St Magnus Charm

      In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney,...

      £34.00
    • St Magnus Cufflinks - Gents
    • St Magnus Cufflinks - Gents

      In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney,...

      £145.00
    • St Magnus Drop Earrings
    • St Magnus Drop Earrings

      In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney,...

      £89.00
    • St Magnus Pendant
    • St Magnus Pendant

      In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney,...

      £89.00
    • St Magnus Ring
    • St Magnus Ring

      In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney,...

      £99.00
    • St Magnus Stud Earrings
    • St Magnus Stud Earrings

      In 1137, a beautiful cathedral was founded in Kirkwall, Orkney,...

      £79.00