Scottish Gold Ring
I loved making this ring from locally panned Scottish Gold. I was very aware of how much time and effort was involved in panning for each flake of gold. I made sure I used a brand new crucible to melt the gold into an ingot so there would be no other gold other than the Scottish Gold. It melted beautifully and i was able to pour a lovely ingot that I rolled into wire before forming the ring.
The ring went on to be engraved with a thistle and hallmarked in Edinburgh. unfortunately there is currently no special hallmark for Scottish sourced gold.