This smoky quartz collection is a real treasure. Don't believe us? Just ask the ancient kings and queens of Scotland. A smoky quartz crystal ball, better known in the Highlands as a "cairn," sits dark and proud atop the silver Sceptre of Scotland, given to King James IV by Pope Alexander VI back in 1494. The sceptre is the oldest of the three "Honours of Scotland," which were used to coronate Scottish monarchs for hundreds of years, until the Honours were lost somewhere in the depths of Edinburgh Castle in 1707.
In 1818, over a century after the Honours had last been seen, famed Scottish novelist, playwright and historian Sir Walter Scott was tasked with finding the lost treasure of the Highlands. Scott and his team searched every inch of Edinburgh Castle until finally, just as they were preparingto declare the famed Sceptre lost forever, they happened upon a locked oak chest. Inside were the priceless Honours, still wrapped in the linens they'd been laid in.
The Honours of Scotland are now on permanent display inthe Crown Room at Edinburgh Castle. You can't wear them and you most definitely can't buy them. But you can embrace the spirit of the ancient Highlanders with our Highland Honours Necklace.
Pairs of faceted beads are separated by gold-finished crimson spacers, to better show off your treasure. Best of all, we are offering this 20" necklace with 2" extender to you for our exclusive price. With 550 carats of smoky quartz, that's an awful lot of cairns for your money. And, best of all, ordering your treasure from us is a whole lot easier than searching a Scottish castle.