Designer Avril Manderson lives in the Northern Ireland countryside with her family.

Our Inspiration

"I grew up surrounded by fields of sheep and cattle so it's really no wonder that I enjoy recreating these animals in silver!"

It started with a sheep brooch!

Jewellery designer Avril Manderson has always been a bit of a black sheep! As an established handmade silver jewellery artist known for her quirky commissioned designs, she was asked to create a new piece of sheep jewellery for an exhibition in 2011. She created a silver sheep brooch and it was received so well that she launched the Fresh Fleeces range. 

Avril loves to bring the countryside to life using precious metals and has spent many hours perfecting the range of silver sheep jewellery in our range.  As the company has grown, we have retained the same quality and attention to detail that was the essence of the original range. Experienced silversmiths make every piece of jewellery by hand to ensure our high standards are maintained. 

Avril explains the story behind the Fresh Fleeces' brand

Handmade by silversmiths

Our team of silversmiths use traditional techniques to bring our modern designs to life. As the company has grown, we have retained the same quality and attention to detail that was the essence of the original range. Experienced silversmiths make every piece of jewellery by hand to ensure our high standards are maintained.
silversmith making animal jewellery

We are based in Northern Ireland, a part of the world that has no shortage of sheep, and we are spoilt for choice with the range of animals we have to model our designs on.  Sheep come in all shapes and sizes and we have chosen a selection of breeds to join the Fresh Fleeces flock of silver sheep jewellery.  You can now find Zwartbles, Valais Blacknose and Herdwicks grazing our website!

In addition to our ever expanding range of silver sheep and other animal jewellery, we also make pieces designed especially for you.  If you have an idea for a piece of animal jewellery that is not currently available in our shop then have a look at our commissions page.

Highland Cow Christmas Presents

Quality Highland Cow Christmas gifts for her & him

sheep christmas present for wife

Fresh Fleeces specialise in creating unique handmade highland cow gifts that make unique highland cow Christmas presents for men and women.  Our highland cow earrings make a perfect Christmas stocking filler, while our 'Love Moo' necklace is the perfect Highland Cow Christmas present for the lady you love!  Have a look at our range of Highland Cow gifts ready to be delivered to your door. 

We have a wide range of Highland Cow Christmas gifts for men and are sure to have a piece of Highland Cow jewellery for the man in your life!  From Highland Cow cufflinks as a very unique Christmas gift to a Highland Cow tiepin for a Scottish themed Christmas, be sure to have a look at our Gifts for him collection.

Highland Cow jewellery...the perfect Highland Cow Christmas present

highland cow earrings

Our store opened in 2011 with a range of fine and sterling silver Highland Cow jewellery. With new ideas and excellent feedback from our customers, our range has grown over the years.  Our range of handmade Highland Cow jewellery makes the perfect sheep gift for ladies who love these animals.  Even people who have never stepped foot in the Highlands tell us they love our handmade silver Highland Cow jewellery!

Each piece is created by our silversmiths using only the finest silver.  As each piece of Highland Cow jewellery is made by hand, you can be sure your gift will be a unique Highland Cow Christmas present to be treasured forever.

Shop our range of Highland Cow Christmas jewellery gifts for her


Say 'I Love Moo' with a Christmas Highland Cow present

One of our most popular Highland Cow Christmas gifts for her is the 'Love Moo' silver and enamelled copper Highland Cow necklace.  This handcrafted necklace made from enamelled copper wire and sterling silver sheet features 2 friendly Highland Cows longing for a new home to graze on! It is a perfect Highland Cow gift for someone who loves fine jewellery with a fun twist and it is sure to be a real talking point. 

We have had many delighted ladies who have been surprised by their husbands and boyfriends with this romantic Highland Cow Christmas gift!

 Read more about our Love Moo necklace

Meet our new luxury range of gold highland cow jewellery

We recently introduced a collection of gold and silver Highland Cow jewellery.  Handcrafted from 18ct gold wire and with 9ct gold fittings, these pieces really stand out from the herd!

Choose from 18ct gold Highland Cow, earrings, necklace and charm for a truly unique Highland Cow gift this Christmas.

Meet our gold Highland Cow Jewellery

Sheep Christmas present for her

From our customers


A fantastic company beautifully crafted jewellery. Gorgeous silver sheep jewellery that comes presented in lovely packaging.

Kelly Huck
Cumbria, UK

Absolutely amazing products. Quality is perfect and stunning details, such wonderful products. Thank you so much Fresh Fleeces.

Urana, Australia

I love my necklace!! Thank you so much! Excellent customer service as well.

Renee Snyder
California, USA

Love my ‘Suffolk’ sheep style jewellery.
Personally I highly recommend Fresh Fleeces, don’t hesitate, go treat yourself!

Clare Ashworth
Cowes, UK

Great service and fast delivery. Thanks Fresh Fleeces!

Mick Foster
Leeds, UK