To reach Iona takes two sea crossings. The mainland becomes further removed from sight and mind and one arrives feeling a journey has been made. Our sea collection features galleys and imagined creatures inspired by the medieval stone carvings on Iona. The galley designs are often shown sailing west, which symbolises carrying the soul to “Tir-nan-Og”, the land of eternal youth which lies over the western horizon.
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.