In 1997 I founded ORRO, in a small shop in the West End of Glasgow, with the aim of promoting contemporary jewellery based on high quality of design, materials and workmanship. Within a year ORRO became the first contemporary jewellers in Scotland to be selected by the Scottish Arts Council and the Crafts Council of Great Britain.
The following year German jewellery manufacturer Niessing – pioneers of innovative, modern jewellery design and inventors of the iconic Tension Ring chose ORRO to be their sole stockist in Scotland and one of an elite band of outlets in the British Isles.
Once ORRO had gained Niessing’s approval, many other leading lights on the contemporary jewellery stage approached us to showcase their collections in Glasgow. Our international roll call of designers has included Hanne Behrens (Denmark), Hilde Leiss, Henrich & Denzel, and Angela Hubel (Germany), Yvonne Gilhooly (Scotland), Andre