Killiecrankie Diamonds… Why They Are So Special
The wild and untamed beauty of Flinders Island, the largest island in the Furneaux Group that sits off the coast line of Tasmania, is home to the famous Killiecrankie Diamond. Killiecrankie Diamonds are actually topaz and can be found washed up on the wind-swept shores of Killiecrankie Bay. The ‘diamonds’ can come in hues of blue through to pinky-gold as well as clear. Legend says that the Killiecrankie Diamond has the power to protect the wearer from illness and accidents.
More than 23 years ago Scott and Freya, Owners of Claudia Jewellers met and fell in love one summer night under a full moon at the inaugural Emita Dance on Flinders Island. For this reason, to this day Flinders Island still holds its magical spell over the Owners of Claudia Jewellers.
These elusive water-worn pebbles of topaz are the inspiration for the Furneaux Collection. Handcrafted in Tasmania the collection of rings, pendants and earrings uses brushed gold to reflect the golden sands of Killiecrankie Bay and simple elegant designs to highlight the qualities of the stone.
Alongside the Furneaux Collection is our ever changing range of unique pieces which feature Killiecrankie Diamonds of interesting sizes and shapes. Each piece seems to find its rightful owner quickly so it is worth dropping in to see what has been created. We also have unset Killiecrankie Diamonds so that you can choose your own special stone and work with our designers to create something truly original for you.
As you have read, Flinders Island and the Killercrankie Diamond holds a unique place in our heart. So if you happen to be strolling along the shores of Killiecrankie Bay and discover a ‘diamond’ we would love to see it and hear your Flinders Island story.
To find out more about Killiecrankie Diamonds please don’t hesitate to contact us directly. Alternatively, browse further on our website including our Furneaux Collection, Unique Designs and Engagement Ring pages.