Ola Gorie is one of Britain’s most important jewellery designers. A pioneer in the 1960s, she explored her Celtic and Norse heritage to find inspiration for stylish, modern jewellery, hand crafted in Orkney.

Ola’s unique designs continue to break new ground and influence a generation of designers. Most importantly, they are appreciated and loved by admirers around the world.

At Ola Gorie Jewellery we take pride in our community and our heritage. We live and work in Orkney surrounded by houses, monuments and standing stones dating back to Neolithic times. In more recent history, Ola’s family has been in business in the same spot in Kirkwall since the 1850s.

We are used to looking to the past to shape our future. That’s why all our jewellery is finely crafted in Orkney, designed to stay fresh and stylish for the long run, not for a few moments of fashion.

The majority of our jewellery is available in both silver and gold.
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  • The 'eternal line' of the Celts weaves in and out of this finely crafted design, named for a spectacularly scenic part of the west Highlands.

  • This lyrical design draws inspiration from flowers and natural forms, as well as the vision of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

  • Eve

    Hours spent in an Edenic garden inspired this collection, rich in the imagery of growth and renewal, with delicate natural textures reproduced in a way unique to Ola Gorie.

  • Suggested by the work of Frances MacDonald, sister-in-law of Charles Rennie Macintosh and an outstanding artist in her own right.

  • Happy Valley evokes the rustic themes beloved of some of the great British ceramic designers of the '20s and '30s.

  • A simple yet powerful evocation of one of the most universal and well loved symbols.

  • Lines both bold and delicate flow into and around each other, creating a form as natural as a beautiful landscape, as harmonious as a song.

  • Margaret Macdonald was married to Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the renowned Glasgow-based architect and designer.

  • In Vienna in 1900, Margaret MacDonald exhibited a series of gesso panels entitled 'May Queen'.

  • A collection that nods to the luscious, intricate designs of the Arts and Crafts Movement - and in particular the fine Scottish illustrator Jessie M King - yet is crisp, uncluttered and unmistakably contemporary in its styling.

  • A tribute to the lyrical, graceful forms beloved of the Art Nouveau movement of the early 20th Century.

  • In 1902, Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh created 'The White Rose and the Red Rose', an enigmatic gesso panel featuring ethereal female figures and stylised blossoms.

  • In the early 1900s, the Glasgow art scene was revolutionized by Charles Rennie Mackintosh's innovative ideas, including this one from his 'Art Lover's House'.

  • Sirius is the brightest star visible from earth.

  • The arts and fashions of the Tudor age were rich with embroidery, tapestry and precious stones.

  • Margaret Macdonald worked with her husband on creating the famous Willow Tea Rooms in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow.