This particular ring is made from a plate with a classical Scottish design, probably aimed at the tourist market. There is no maker's mark on the back, and so no provenance is known. I doubt there is any particular vintage to this plate, but it touches my wee Scottish heart (my mum was born in Edinburgh) and is so lovely that I couldn't help making some gorgeous pieces from it. This ring shows the image of a traditional Scottish piper in full Highland military regalia, including his tartan sash and bear skin hat.


The silver in this ring is sterling silver, and is stamped with the .925 stamp.
This oval ring is 26mm x 20mm and 5mm deep.
The ring is fully adjustable to fit all sizes.


Scottish Bagpiper vintage china ring

  • The vintage china I use in my jewellery pieces is all recycled from pieces found at garage sales and op. shops, or through vintage dealers, who are happy to pass on some of their less-than-perfect items. I carefully cut out the selected section of china, shape it by hand, then grind the edges nice and smooth. I securely fix the piece into the sterling silver blank, then grout it so it stays firmly in place.
    As with all artisan jewellery, some care needs to be taken to keep your piece in as-new condition. 
    The vintage china in your piece may well be up to a hundred years old, and needs to be treated accordingly. It is not recommended that you swim or shower whilst wearing your jewellery, nor that you wear it gardening or playing sport or any other activity where the item may get badly knocked. China is breakable, after all.
    The sterling silver ring is easily adjustable, but care must be taken not to bend the ring band too quickly or too sharply. As with all metals, if they are worked roughly they may break.
    The sterling silver bezel will enjoy a regular simple polish with a quality silvercloth. If you do use silver polish, do not get it on the china or the grout. Do not use strong chemicals on your jewellery.