The cross is a deeply meaningful symbol and each one in this collection is inspired by the rich legacy of stone carving to be found on Iona. The designs are drawn from the high standing crosses of St. Martin and St. John and the collection of carved stones to be found around the Abbey cloisters and in the museum. Myth and legend surrounding St. Columba play their part in the cross designs, as do the complex interlacements and symbolism from the Book of Kells. The gift of a cross whether to oneself or another is a personal and often important act and we are happy to advise you in your choice.
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.