TwoSkiesScotland

We Rock! Visit our Etsy Rock Shop, 'TwoSkiesRocks'

Kinghorn, Scotland 4292 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (1211)

TwoSkiesScotland

We Rock! Visit our Etsy Rock Shop, 'TwoSkiesRocks'

Kinghorn, Scotland | 4292 Sales

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Adam TwoSkies

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Adam TwoSkies

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Hello! We've been loading more jewellery onto our 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
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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 27 Sep, 2019

WWW.TWOSKIES.SCOT
Hello! We've been loading more jewellery onto our 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
-
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

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(1211)

Updates

Did you know that we can add a free gift message to the inside of our new jewellery boxes? relaxed
We have a Statement vs Subtle feature on the website this month. Do you prefer big, bold pieces or minimalist chic? Compare options at www.twoskies.scot
We're celebrating Two Skies' unique and unusual ring designs on the website this month, but our Etsy also has its fair share of unusual beauties!
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About TwoSkiesScotland

Sales 4,292
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!

  • Angel

    Website/Etsy Chief

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

  • Emily (currently on Maternity Leave)

    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!

  • Sophie

    Etsy Pixie, Twitter Tweeter

    Sophie is Emily's maternity leave cover, and she helps with the running of our Etsy shops, our website and our online presence in general! Sophie is having fun exploring the world of gemstones and is enjoying learning the ropes!

  • Cat & Rose

    Wholesale Office

    Cat and Rose take care of our extremely busy wholesale department, which offers selected items (not our unique items as seen on Etsy) at excellent prices for traders - businesses can get in touch here: hello@twoskiestrade.scot

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on 12 Feb, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Returns Policy

If you are not completely satisfied with your Item, simply return the item to us in its original condition within 14 days of receipt.
Returned items should be unused, returned in original packaging and include a reason for return.
We will issue a full refund to the original payment method on receipt (excluding the original delivery charge).
Please note:
1. Please check your order as soon as it arrives.
2. Pack the item well to avoid damage during transit.
3. Please use only standard international postal service (or 2nd class within UK). If the item exceeds £100, please use a tracked service.
4. For international customers, on customs form mark as a returned item

Free Worldwide Shipping

Most of our items include free worldwide shipping (some of our older listings still have a postage charge applied). Our free worldwide shipping includes free standard shipping to all international customers (3-10 working days depending which world zone applies to your country) and first class delivery within the UK (1-2 working days). Orders are processed and sent the same or next working day. If you would like a shipping upgrade, including next day delivery in the UK, or a tracked service, just contact us to arrange - we are happy to help! International buyers may have to pay customs charges - this is the responsibility of the customer and is something which TwoSkies has no control over.

Wholesale availability

BECOME A RETAILER
Like our products? Want to sell on your own site or shop?
Request a free trade catalogue today. Verified trade retailers only. Selected collections only - including Scottish Stones, Antique Porcelain and Forever Leaves.

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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