The transformation of the new premises is really taking shape.
I cannot believe the difference it has made to the overall appearance of the building and the view that is now so prominent inside the once dark and dated interior.
Renovations are well under way but there is still so much to do before we can welcome you all across our door.
The fantastic view finally being revealed by Mervyn (aka Dad/Grandad) and Derek
The first front window opened up, so exciting and so much light.
I am excited to tell you that we have recently purchase a new premises.
Over the last few months we have started converting The Commodore former bar and restaurant into our dream.
With some hard work and possibly some sweat and tears, we are hoping to have the shop, gallery, workshop and café all, ready for the beginning of the summer.
We looking forward to welcoming you all back to see the premises; new jewellery designs and to meet the new members of the Celina Rupp Jewellery team.
And when you have had enough of shopping you will be able to relax, in the café whilst enjoying the beautiful views of the Churchill Barriers and Scapa Flow
There will be regular updates of the progress so you can join our journey with this exciting new venture.
Thanks again Celina x
Leanna modelling the large pendant from the Italian Chapel Collection. You can see the beautiful Italian Chapel from the new premises.
We can’t believe it is November already! This year really has flown by.
We are busy in the workshop working on some new collections which we should be able to show you some pictures of shortly. It takes a while to get the design exactly as you want it to be with quite a few tweaks here and there to make the design perfect.
Christmas is just around the corner and we have a special Festive offer coming up for you all as a thank you for all of your support over the last year - we really couldn’t do it without you. Look out for that going live on Friday!
As a reminder, every item is beautifully boxed in eco-friendly, biodegradable packaging and finished with a gorgeous ribbon. This means we don't need to offer additional gift wrapping services and we can be as sustainable as possible.
Ryan is busy finishing orders and gaining more and more skills in the workshop every day.
With the boat out of the water for the winter Gary my husband is busy working on creels/lobster pots for the upcoming season - fixing the old and making a few new ones.
After a very dry summer in Orkney the weather has eventually broken and the heavens opened.
There is a definite feeling of Autumn in the air, it was great to see the farmers getting their harvest in before the weather turned.
There has been a lot going on at our workshop in the last few weeks…Ryan (my stepson) has left his job at the airport and is now a full-time employee/trainee at Celina Rupp Jewellery.
I am very proud to have him working along side me in the workshop passing on all the fine intricate skills involved in creating our unique jewellery designs.
He has been working with me part-time over the last few years and is already very capable and confident in what he is doing.
Also he has to put up with me on a daily basis now so he must be very patient!
It's the end of the fishing season for my husband too. All the creels are hauled and taken ashore with the boat being towed home today by our trusty peedie tractor. We had all hands on deck to help get her home safely!
It has been a great season with the settled summer and I really can't complain about lobster and crab for tea, although we will miss that over the winter it was lovely while it lasted.
The boat is now getting a good clean and a bit of a refit over the winter ready for the season next year.
We are already into the October holidays so Leanna has been helping in the workshop with packaging orders and cleaning cabinets and jewellery.
We are hoping to get out a little over the holidays and visit Skaill beach - one of our favourites. And, if the weather stays settled, we'll maybe get a bit of paddle boarding to.
We managed to get some lovely shots of the Autumn leaves collection outside on a cool day and the light was just perfect.
Look out for a peedie competition coming up soon. xx
Given the time of year, I felt it was the perfect time to share the story of my harvest moon collection. The fields around the workshop are full of life – often working longer hours than me – and it's always a lovely reminder of my childhood spent on the farm.
Harvest time is one of my favourite times of year with everyone busy in the fields getting the harvest in before the weather breaks. The change in the air and the smell of the harvested fields floods back memories of helping out on the farm.
My inspiration for this collection comes from the beautiful light which is cast across the fields of ripe barley during this time of year and the Harvest moon which has a beautiful golden glow.
This is what I have tried to capture in the harvest moon collection, incorporating a citrine into the design to reflect the colour of the moon and the deep golden glow cast across the ripe fields.
I particularly love the pendant for this collection which my daughter models beautifully.
Last weekend I managed to drag her away from Tiktok for an hour to get some fantastic photos modelling the collection in the barley field next door to the workshop.
The light was just perfect and I wanted to capture the photos before the farmer started to combine the field.
We - that would be my husband and I - recently bought ourselves a peedie grey Massey Ferguson Tractor, it brings back a lot of Happy memories for both of us growing up on a farm.
Although bought as a bit of nostalgia, it is still put to work towing my husband’s boat home after a season of creel fishing. It is a bit of a project with a few things needing restored but I am looking forward to having it on show one day soon.
We both grew up on farms but took very different paths. I trained in the jewellery trade while my husband went to sea and still fishes for crab and lobster during the summer months, then makes creels and lobster pots during the winter months.
It’s something I will always feel grateful for, working so closely with my family and certainly after the last 18 months.
Welcome to the new and improved Celina Rupp Jewellery website.
We’re really excited to share our new site with you, which we’ve been busy developing over the last few months. While the shop and gallery in Holm, Orkney, will always be the beating heart of our business, we wanted to recreate some of that magic online for those of you who can’t always physically pop into the store when you want to.
As you will see, the website features Celina’s full catalogue of jewellery collections inspired by the landscapes and coastlines of Orkney and Scotland. All of the pieces you see are available to order directly through the website and are made to order for you.
Whether it's a distinctive wedding ring or a pair of finely crafted earrings, each hand-crafted piece is available to browse and purchase from the comfort of your home.
All orders come gift wrapped in our eco-friendly packaging. So, whether you’re ordering something for yourself or as a gift for someone else you can rest assured that your delivery will be extra special.
If you’re looking for inspiration, be sure to check out our new blog, where we’ll be highlighting some of our favourite collections and the stories behind them. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
To celebrate our new website, we’re offering you an exclusive 10% discount code when you subscribe to the new Celina Rupp newsletter. Once signed up, we will send you the code for 10% off your first/next online order.
To join the Celina Rupp mailing list and receive your discount code, click here and enter your details.The introductory offer will run until Monday September 6th, with the code valid until November 30th 2021.