The Dark Hedges has always been a jewel in the North Antrim area. Following the appearance of the iconic landmark in the HBO series Game of Thrones as the King’s Road, the Dark Hedges has become a mecca for tourists and fans of the series.
Now it has been immortalised in a collection of silver jewellery created by NI Silver.
Ruth McEwan-Lyon, owner of NI Silver, was commissioned by the Dark Hedges Preservation Trust to make a design to capture the mystery and emotion behind this iconic scene. She has pledged a donation from each sale to help protect these legendary Beech trees.
“The original Dark Hedges pieces were cut and soldered together in my studio in Holywood,” said Ruth. “Since then I have begun to cast them and play with the shapes, adding etching, oxidisation and hopefully some other new exciting metals and textures. They have been made into designs for both men and women including necklaces, cufflinks and any other ideas that customers like.”
With Game of Thrones reaching cult status, these beautiful pieces of jewellery should proved to be a hit amongst it’s fans worldwide.
“To be honest it hasn’t been marketed yet in terms of Game of Thrones fans,” added Ruth. “However, our plan for this year’s is to do just that and I have recently finished a little silver throne, so it will be launched later in the year.
“My new Dark Hedges pieces are my favourite design to date and should give people the feeling of looking down through the hedges on a dark or misty morning.”
You can view NI Silver’s collections which includes the famous Giant’s Causeway stones at: www.ni-silver.com.