our History. Your Story.
What Does Your Jewellery Say About You?
Is it bold? Is it discrete? Does it shout your presence, or does it draw people in, like a whisper? Is there a story behind it that’s personal to you? Is there a story to it that’s obvious at first glance?
Take a look at your best pieces of jewellery in your collection and ask yourself two questions:
What does it say about me?
What do I want it to say about me?
If the answers to both of these questions are the same, then congratulations!
However, for most of us, that’s not the case.
We’ve Been There…
In the middle of a High Street jewellery store, looking for something special amongst the rows upon rows of mass-manufactured, sub-standard necklaces and rings. Trying to find a literal gem in their latest delivery from a factory in South-East Asia.
We’ve also been in the high-end jewellery stores. The kind where they have to unlock a gate to let you in. Where they have 3 different people in expensive suits attend to you. Where you feel intimidated and pressured to buy something – anything, at these eye-watering prices, so you haven’t wasted their precious time.
When these are the only kinds of options open to you, then it’s easy to get in a situation where what you have isn’t quite what you want.
Where your jewellery doesn’t project the ‘you’ inside to the outside world.
That’s Where We Come In
You may have seen our work before. We’ve been featured in Trade journals, and are suppliers to Historic Environment Scotland (the guys who manage the castles). We also do a limited number of commissions each year.
But, everything on this website is only available on this website! We don’t share any of this range with our wholesale clients.
It’s all done by hand. It’s all done right here in our workshop. And it’s all original and of the highest quality.
We’re here to help you find something beautiful that expresses who you are.
Whether you’re into silver or gold. Whether you love 1920s flapper girl style or Art Deco. We’ve got something for you that won’t be a compromise on either quality or price.
Just imagine wearing and treasuring your own hand-made piece of art.
All Made In Our Workshop
When you buy a piece from us, you’re buying something original. Something that’s had every part of it crafted under one roof.
The name ‘Circinn’ is actually the old Pictish name for the area of Scotland where our workshop is situated. It’s where the magic happens. We put over 20 years of experience into sketching our designs. Then making our initial models. Then making our finished pieces, and, then, meticulously setting every single gem by hand.
The passion we feel informs the work we do. A little piece of us goes into every item we craft for you.
Hallmarked At Edinburgh Assay Office
When it comes to manufacturing jewellery and silverware, precious metals (silver, palladium, gold and platinum) are rarely used in their purest form. Instead, they are usually alloyed with lesser metals in order to achieve a desired strength, durability, and colour.
It is not possible to detect the precious metal content of an item by sight or by touch. It is, therefore, a legal requirement to hallmark all items consisting of silver, palladium, gold or platinum (subject to certain exemptions) if they are to be described as such.
All of our items are assayed (tested) and hallmarked at the Edinburgh Assay Office and we are an Assay Assured Jewellery Retailer. Assay Assured status is only given to retailers who have been independently audited and verified by the Edinburgh Assay Office and ensures that all precious metal jewellery (including items exempt by weight) is of the claimed standard – a protection over and above legal requirements. More information about hallmarking can be found here.