Our Cutty Sark necklace is inspired by the weather vane that sits atop the ship. The vane is in the shape of a ‘cutty sark’ or short shirt, as worn by the witch Nannie - a character from Robert Burns’ poem Tam O’Shanter which provides the namesake for the ship. It was hoisted to the top of the main mast whenever the ship was in port.
This product is handmade by the Hope Jewellery Project which provides training and fairly paid work for women in some of the poorest shanty towns of Lima, Peru.
Designed exclusively for Royal Museums Greenwich by Just Trade who work in partnership with small fair trade projects across the world.
Handmade from brass and sterling silver.