The unbroken line, a never-ending interlacement is the most predominant motif of Celtic art and it has fascinated great artists from da Vinci to Durer. Wonderfully complex in their original forms, our jewellery designs are inspired by the carvings in Iona Abbey and illustrations from the Book of Kells, comprising foliage and abstract animal forms known as zoomorphics. The notion of Eternity, which they are thought to symbolise is equally abstract yet endures in our imaginations.
Fàilte - A very warm welcome to our island jewellery business, Aosdàna. Our name comes from an old Gaelic word, aos-dàna, a collective term for the bards of old who recorded the stories and genealogies of the land, through poetry and music. It is the perfect name for a creative business inspired by the incredible artistic heritage of Iona, held for future generations, whilst also showcasing a contemporary collective of jewellery designers from around the UK.