TwoSkiesScotland

Scottish gemstone jewellery & more! www.twoskies.scot

Kinghorn, Scotland

Buyers are raving!

This shop got multiple 5-star reviews in the past 7 days.

Announcement    LOCKDOWN IN SCOTLAND
Scotland is currently in a national lockdown, and in an effort to maintain both staff safety and keep Two Skies alive, our staff are working limited days and hours, whilst striving to keep order processing and shipping procedures as normal as possible. Our shop on the Royal Mile will have to remain closed during this period. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

WWW.TWOSKIES.SCOT
Hello! We've been loading more jewellery onto our wee independent website - check it out!
www.twoskies.scot

TWO SKIES OFFICE HOURS:
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 4.00pm
We are based in bonnie Scotland!
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Have you seen our Etsy shop for rocks and curios yet?
Check it out: www.etsy.com/shop/TwoSkiesRocks

We also have an exciting new Etsy store for all you crafty people, with beads, cabs and buttons over at: www.etsy.com/shop/TwoSkiesCrafts

Our eBay auctions: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/twoskiesscotland
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FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURES
Facebook: www.facebook.com/twoskiesonline
Instagram: two_skies_scotland
Twitter: @TwoSkies1
Pinterest: pinterest.com/twoskiesdotscot
Website: https://www.twoskies.scot
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VISITING EDINBURGH? CHECK OUT OUR WEE 'BRICKS & MORTAR' SHOP:
Two Skies, 5 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR (+44)131 556 1232
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CONTACT THE TWO SKIES TEAM
hello[at!]twoskies.scot
& (+44)1592 891360

Announcement

Last updated on 06 Jan, 2021

LOCKDOWN IN SCOTLAND
Scotland is currently in a national lockdown, and in an effort to maintain both staff safety and keep Two Skies alive, our staff are working limited days and hours, whilst striving to keep order processing and shipping procedures as normal as possible. Our shop on the Royal Mile will have to remain closed during this period. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

WWW.TWOSKIES.SCOT
Hello! We've been loading more jewellery onto our wee independent website - check it out!
www.twoskies.scot

TWO SKIES OFFICE HOURS:
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 4.00pm
We are based in bonnie Scotland!
-
Have you seen our Etsy shop for rocks and curios yet?
Check it out: www.etsy.com/shop/TwoSkiesRocks

We also have an exciting new Etsy store for all you crafty people, with beads, cabs and buttons over at: www.etsy.com/shop/TwoSkiesCrafts

Our eBay auctions: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/twoskiesscotland
-
FOLLOW OUR ADVENTURES
Facebook: www.facebook.com/twoskiesonline
Instagram: two_skies_scotland
Twitter: @TwoSkies1
Pinterest: pinterest.com/twoskiesdotscot
Website: https://www.twoskies.scot
-
VISITING EDINBURGH? CHECK OUT OUR WEE 'BRICKS & MORTAR' SHOP:
Two Skies, 5 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR (+44)131 556 1232
-
CONTACT THE TWO SKIES TEAM
hello[at!]twoskies.scot
& (+44)1592 891360

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1557)

Updates

"We're still operating as normal on our website too! Many more unique pieces which are not listed on Etsy. www.twoskies.scot"
"Just a little service update - snow and ice have currently made it impossible to get in and out of the farm, so there may be a little extra delay in getting your orders out. We can't say it doesn't make for some pretty pictures though!"
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About TwoSkiesScotland

Sales 5,704
On Etsy since 2016
Video summary: July 2019 - You'd be forgiven for thinking that Two Skies HQ was situated in a tropical paradise this week! Our huge summer lilac bush has attracted a swarm of butterflies as you can see from our quick video.

The Two Skies Story

No adventure is too crazy, no risk is too great, no journey too extreme, when Adam McIntosh sets about sourcing his rare and unusual gems. Born in Scotland and raised in Papua New Guinea, he is renowned for his environmentally sound and ethically created designs. The chief of the Mi'kmaq tribe named Adam 'Two Skies' on one of his many expeditions to places ranging from the dark jungle of the Amazon to the tropical reefs of Fiji. Each piece of his sustainably sourced jewellery comes with its own fascinating story, and can be traced from origin to creation.

Adam currently lives in a tree house on an organic farm outside Edinburgh, Scotland.

Shop members

  • Adam 'Two Skies' McIntosh

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    The Gem Hunter himself!

  • Dory

    Administration, Banking

    Dory, aka Adam's mum, gets to deal with all the boring bits - banks, insurance, etc. Sorry mum, but you're really good at it!

  • Angelina

    Office Manager

    Angelina keeps all the many varied aspects of Two Skies together with the coolest of heads; honestly we'd be lost without her!

  • Angel

    Website/Etsy Chief

    Responsible for the general running of our websites and Etsy shops, including listings, photography, sales, and customer service.

  • Emily

    Etsy Pixie, Twitter Tweeter

    Emily helps with the running of our Etsy shops, website and our online presence in general! Cheery and efficient, Emily is loving her work!

  • Lawrie

    Operations Officer

    Lawrie takes care of the logistics and other operational issues involved with the day to day running of Two Skies, and is also occasionally a male model for our rings!

  • Shiraz

    Ham Actress, Opera Singer

    Shiraz, Adam's cat, often likes to hang out at the office. She's currently preparing for a Best Actor Oscar by repeatedly pretending she hasn't been fed - a role she takes very seriously!

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 04 Feb, 2021
Frequently asked questions
Returns Policy

Returns are accepted up to 14 Days after receipt.  Please email us in the first instance to alert us that you wish to return your item(s). Goods must be returned in same condition they were sent out and re-packaged carefully in order to arrive back to us in good condition. Buyers are responsible for return postage costs, unless otherwise agreed.  Overseas/Worldwide customers are advised that, per our standard Returns Policy, a customs declaration MUST be included on the return pack and the item marked as "Returned Goods".  Without this, Two Skies may be liable for UK Import Duty on the item.  If this is omitted by the customer and Duty is payable by Two Skies Ltd, this amount may be deducted from any refund.

Free Worldwide Shipping

FREE BASIC UNTRACKED WORLDWIDE SHIPPING
Our free worldwide shipping includes free standard shipping to all international customers (5-20 working days depending which world zone applies to your country) and Royal Mail delivery within the UK (2-5 working days).

Buyers are responsible for any tax duties to be paid.

Orders are processed twice a week currently. If you would like a shipping upgrade, including signed for delivery in the UK or a tracked service, these are available at the checkout process.

Please be aware of seasonal delays caused by increased pressure on services, Covid, and any delays pertinent to your country of residence: https://personal.help.royalmail.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5317/~/international-incidents-update

SALES OUTSIDE THE UK

Please be aware that any additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by you, and may be levied once a shipment reaches your country. We have no control over these charges and can't predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country, so you should contact your local customs office for further information.

Customs forms for non-UK shipments must show the value of items included in the delivery. We are obligated to provide such information to customs in order to both simplify the process for our customers (so there are no delays in processing) and fulfil our legal obligations. Customs can open, check and control packages; and we have no influence over this happening.

Etsy Office Hours

We are open to process orders and answer queries during the following times:

Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.00pm. Our offices are based in Fife, Scotland.

Gemstone Enhancements and Treatments

At Two Skies we are very passionate about telling the full story of our gems from the mine direct to finished product. We hope that this
information is as transparent as possible, but if you have any more questions in relation to an item or purchase we are more than happy to answer them for you.

Adam TwoSkies McIntosh
Miner, Creator and Founder

History of Gem Enhancements

The enhancement of gemstones is not a new process or idea - treatments have been used for thousands of years. Enhancement of a gem is not a bad thing. It means we can use a lot more of the material that has been mined and found by making it usable, meaning less wastage. It can also make softer stones harder so they are less susceptible to breaking or chipping. Any stone that has been enhanced should always be clearly marked to the buyer as it can affect the price dramatically (however most sellers choose not to declare this.) A natural, non-heat-treated 1 carat sapphire could sell for as much as $1500 but a stone which looks exactly the same, but has achieved its colour through heat treatment, could sell for as little as $200.

Stabilisation

Stones that are naturally very soft or porous tend to be stabilised for jewellery. Modern methods involve injecting epoxy resin into the stone in a high pressure oven, which seals all the cracks and pores. Its also stops the gem from changing over time - non-stabilised Turquoise often darkens and goes green over time (this is due to natural body oils of the wearer reacting with the minerals, causing the colour to change.) Some stabilised stones are chemically dyed at the same time, however colour enhancements are never made by Two Skies, in line with gem industry standards - you can be assured the colours displayed in our items are 100% natural. Our stabilised collections include: Turquoise, Blue John, Bumble-bee Jasper and Chrysocolla.

Backing And Doublets

As gem-quality stones are becoming rarer and rarer to source, it has become common practice to make a “doublet". This involves taking a thin slice of a precious material, such as Turquoise or Opal, and glueing it to the surface of a harder stone, like Ironstone or Quartz . A doublet or backed stone should always be disclosed as such to the buyer and is always cheaper than the same grade of material in solid form (an unbacked stone.) Two Skies backed-stones/doublets include: High-quality Australian Opals.

Colour Backing

Some stones are naturally very dark or contain great fire/colour that can be enriched by some basic techniques. By placing a black or white film on the back side of a stone/direct onto the silver mount, light bounces from the stone back to the wearer, creating a lot more depth to the piece of jewellery. Gems that we colour-back include: Blue John and Moonstone.

Heating Or Baking

The heating of gems is a very common practice, with 90% of all Sapphires being heat treated. Sapphires are naturally very dull, as it takes a lot of heat and pressure within the earths crust to change the light shades of blues and pinks to the darker colours which are popular on the market. When light coloured stones are found today they are “baked” to speed up the process of what would have taken nature thousands of years to achieve. Traditionally, stones were heat treated using a coal fire and blow pipe, which takes a couple of days. Modern methods use digitally controlled machines which accurately tweak the pressure and heat to transform gems into the desired shade. Two Skies heat-treated gems include: Rubies, Sapphire, Topaz & Citrine.

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VAT ID GB123238543