Collection: Scottish Islands
Description: Round brilliant-cut solitaire named after the Scottish island of Rora. Balanced, classic yet contemporary setting that maximizes brilliance and protects the center stone. A highly polished, flower-shaped underbezel is flush-fit under the stone; this makes for exceptional comfort. Also available with a plain shank.
Rora is part of the outstanding Orkney Islands, a two-hour ferry ride from the northernmost tip of Scotland. At Rora Head, impressive red sandstone cliffs face south-west across the Atlantic Ocean.
The cliffs around Orkney endure some of the wildest weather in the UK.
MaeVona creator, Maeve Gillies, cites Orkney as one of her favorite places in the world.
When ¥The Scotsman¥ newspaper recently asked Maeve to describe how she felt about her homeland of Scotland, Maeve cited a recent trip to Orkney:
Orkney in October: a divine ceilidh of the elements - the wind plays music, the stormy seas dance and the air tastes like whisky. High up on the Yesnaby clifftops, I take an air bath in a star shape, and laugh to feel so alive. This is my Scotland: wild and free, history and future, love and life, heart and soul.