Hold a stone of Iona in your hand and you hold the history of the world. The whole fabric of the island is created from some of the oldest stone we know. Too old even for fossils, Iona has become famous for its serpentine, collected as a talisman for centuries. Known as Columba’s tears or mermaid’s tears the greenstones are a prized reward for whiling away a day or two along the island’s shores. Equally beautiful is Iona’s white marble and the quartz intruded sedimentary stone found on the south west side of the island. Each piece of our stone jewellery begins with a search for these treasures, a lovely task, which we are happy to carry out for you.