Aikerness Small Pendant


Amongst the smallest, most remote of the Orkney Islands, the Holm of AIkerness lies between Westray and Papa Westray.  Strong tides rush between the Holm and the skerries that lie round about. This design captures the swirling currents and spectacular breakers on their rocky shores, in a free, modern style, which hints at the influence of historic Celtic design.

'Holm' is a typical Orcadian word, which simply means a small island. It is pronounced 'home'. Stromness harbour has an Inner Holm and an Outer Holm. The Holm of Grimbister is linked by a tidal causeway to the mainland. The Holm of Papay has a Neolithic chambered tomb with spectacular carvings.   

And Holm, a southern part of the Orkney Mainland, is pronounced 'ham'. Our multi-layered history gives much inspiration and some perplexing placenames!

Ola Gorie founded the jewellery company that bears her name in 1960. From the start, she decided that there could be no compromise on the quality of the jewellery she was making.  As her business grew over the years, she instilled in all who worked with her an unwavering commitment to the highest standards. It’s a matter of pride for us still.

Dimensions: 18mm x 16mm

Chain: 18" curb chain