It is a common knowledge that women catch bigger and larger numbers of salmon, but throughout history some of the most impressive and well respected game shots, deer stalkers and African hunters have been women.
It goes without saying, that we enjoy organising shooting and hunting for the ladies, and can often offer finer, maybe more refined services, that might be more appealing to the girls than the boys - chaperones, loaders and instructors, spa facilitated lodges and hotels, female professional hunters for example.
The Sybarite Group of companies derive their name and beliefs
from the occupancy of Sybaris; the Sybarites were renowned for
their fondness for sensuous luxury, becoming famous among the
Greeks for their hedonistic pursuits and pleasure-seeking.
The primeval highland landscape provided the backdrop to many a foray on the river and in the mountains.
On 7 October 1922, the legendary Miss Georgina Ballantine landed the biggest ever rod-caught British salmon from the Glendelvine beat on the River Tay.
Around 50 miles due west of Glendelvine, from the mid eighteenth century to the mid 1980’s, Lady Breadalbane, wife of the seventh Earl of Breadalbane, and Mrs Peter Fleming were indulging in their passions for Deerstalking at Black Mount on Rannoch Moor. Lady Breadalbane recounting her memoirs of many years deerstalking in the Scottish Highlands, in the now classic ‘The High Tops of Black Mount’. While Mrs Peter Fleming had accounted for 930 stags when she finally gave up stalking in 1985, aged 84.
Queen Victoria, though not a deerstalker herself, wrote vivid descriptions of accompanying Prince Albert to the hill in ‘Leaves from the Journal of Our Life in the Highlands’, and where Prince Albert would collect the ivory stag tusks from red deer taken on Balmoral Estate and have them set into jewellery for Queen Victoria. These pieces of jewellery can be seen today in the Royal Collection of the British Royal family. 1
Ivory Stag Tusk Pendants
We can set these stag tusks (ivory canines 2) that Prince Albert once collected for Queen Victoria, into sterling silver to create a unique pendant and chain.
The silver pendant is hammered finished which creates a subtle facet look and feel that integrates with the smooth undulations of the ivory tusk. The sterling silver pendant chain is 18” (460mm) long i.e. 230mm clasp to pendant but a longer chain can be specified when ordering.
1 Royal Collection; Necklace 1860 (RCIN 13508) R & S GARRARD. Neckless image.
2 R Espinoza, Edgard O. & Mann, Mary-Jacque (1999) Identification guide for ivory and ivory
substitutes. WWF, TRAFFIC, co-operation with CITES. Originally published by World
Wildlife Fund and The Conservation Foundation, 1991. 4.
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