New collection from Orkney jewellery designer

Young Orkney jewellery designer, Zoe Davidson, is set to launch a striking new collection inspired by the sea-carved shoreline formations of her island homeland.

The Spring Tides range, handcrafted in silver, combines Zoe’s signature fold-formed metalwork with contrasting gemstones, accents of gold and bold patina treatments.

Previewing at this weekend’s Scotland’s Trade Fair event in Glasgow, the new collection initially consists of pendants, earrings, bracelets and rings.

Zoe Davidson's new Spring Tides range will be launched this month
Zoe Davidson's new Spring Tides range will be launched this month

Twenty-seven-year-old Zoe, who started her Stromness-based jewellery business in 2016, said: “Orkney, the ocean and the local coastline, are a constant inspiration for me. The Spring Tides collection came about when exploring all the sculptural shoreline formations and rock fractures that are created by the sea around the islands here.

“I’ve sought to capture those natural processes through the fold-formed elements of the collection, while adding in pink, green, yellow and blue gemstones to represent the flowers growing between cracks in the rocks, along with lichen, pebbles and the ocean itself.”

Zoe, whose workshop is open to visitors as part of the Creative Orkney trail, added: “I’m very much looking forward to unveiling this latest collection, and showcasing my other work, at the Scotland’s Trade Fair event. It’s also a great opportunity to tell people all about Orkney and hopefully encourage them to visit!”