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The Heathergem range celebrates traditional Celtic design paired with a more modern contemporary Scottish style. The unique process in which they are made means no two pieces are the same. They make wonderful gifts and lets anyone own their very own piece of Scotland. Heathergems are beautiful handmade pieces that come from the dried stems of heather, a common Scottish plant renowned for its purple bloom. The heather used is too old to provide nutrition to the local wildlife and is cut in a way that promotes new growth. The stems are dried and shot blasted to remove the bark. They are dyed various colors using natural dyes. Different colors are mixed together and eighty tons of pressure is used to compress the stems into a block. The block is then cut into slices from which individual pieces are cut and shaped. They are then lacquered to give the final shiny finish. Each “gem” is then placed into silver or pewter fittings. This beautiful Stag Antler Heathergem pendant is crafted from silver plate. It measures approx 55mm x 30mm with a 16” sterling silver chain. Pieces are boxed and include a story card that explains the process in which they are crafted. Heathergems are handmade in Pitlochry, Scotland. **Each Heathergem will vary in color as no two are alike. The colors may not be the same as the image provided**
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