Gold Panning Experience

Did you know you can discover gold right here in the UK? As the old-timers used to say, “there’s gold in them thar hills”. We’ve been successfully panning gold for many years and we offer a unique gold panning experience.

Take an adventure with us to the wilds of Scotland, strike gold and we can even incorporate the gold you find into a beautiful, ethical engagement ring, wedding rings or jewellery made bespoke for you.

What could be more romantic than hunting for gold in the beautiful hills of Scotland?

Pan gold for your engagement or wedding rings

We have experience in incorporating the gold that you find in the bottom of your pan, into your engagement ring, your wedding rings or ethical jewellery.

All of our rings are handmade, ethical and created in the UK from recycled metals, gems, diamonds or la- grown diamonds and alluvial river gold. We pride ourselves on creating sustainable jewellery that doesn’t compromise the environment.

Shared Gold Panning Experience

Share your gold panning experience with other adventurers like yourself.  There is a maximum of 4 people per group.

How the day pans out:

  • Meet your trainer and others at 9:30 at the rendezvous point
  • Follow in convoy to the panning location
  • Park your car and walk the river, learning to read the river as we go
  • Find a good spot for panning gold
  • A couple of hours of training on how to pan for gold, hopefully finding your first gold flakes
  • Break for a picnic
  • A few more hours panning in the afternoon
  • Head back to the car feeling tired, happy and hopefully with some gold

Treat someone to this gold panning experience with our fabulous gift voucher?

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Exclusive Gold Panning Experience

We also provide an intimate gold panning experience where you can have a full day either by yourself or as a couple alongside one of our talented instructors. The day can be tailored to your specific requirements.

How the day pans out: 

  • Meet at a time of your choosing, usually around 9:30am at the rendezvous point 
  • Drive in tandem to the panning location
  • Park your car and walk the river, learning to read the river as we go
  • Spend a couple of hours learning how to pan and hopefully finding your first flakes of gold
  • Picnic Lunch (hot soup and a sandwich), snacks (energy bars) and drinks provided;
  • A few more hours of panning in the afternoon
  • When you are confident in your new found gold panning skills I am always happy to take a stroll whilst you enjoy the peace and isolation of the river;
  • Discuss potential ring designs; and
  • Head back to the car feeling tired, happy and hopefully with some gold

There is no strict time schedule, our trainers are at your disposal until the day reaches its natural conclusion whether that be 3pm or 7pm in the evening.

Treat someone to an exclusive gold panning experience with our fabulous gift vouchers.

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Gold panning experience Testimonials

Andrew & Tara gold panning for wedding rings

Our wedding rings have arrived, we decided to go with an amazing sustainable company Called @jacquelineandedward for our wedding rings. The experience was just the most magical day. We flew up to Glasgow and drove to Tyndrum to pan for Gold with the owner Mark. We hiked up the snowy mountain and spent a couple of hours in the freezing cold river bed learning all about gold and how it was formed and how to find it in the river beds, while making sure we don’t mess up any eco systems . We found a few nuggets to go in our rings. Well andrew did, I found some small gravel stones, so thankfully Mark who is an award winning gold planner gave me some of his stash for my ring. Mark picked up a piece of wood on our way back down and made this beautiful little box which it arrived in yesterday. For Andrews ring we also got his dad to pick up a piece of Granite from his Home in IRELAND and had it inlayed in to the middle of the ring.

Luke, London - Panning gold for our wedding bands

“We were looking for an alternative/more sustainable way of having our gold wedding bands made when we stumbled across Mark’s jewellery company Jacqueline & Edward online. Mark works with panned gold which really excited us, being Londoners, we had no idea you could find gold in rivers and immediately started to plan a gold hunting trip!

Mark was amazing and very well organised, and it wasn’t long until we met him at a secret location up in Scotland. He brought all the equipment, kindly lent us a pair of waders and even brought some lunch which we ate in a beautiful location by the bank of a river. We spent the day panning the river and Mark taught us how to pan for gold in the wild, as well as how to read the lay of the land. He was incredibly knowledgeable not just about how to find gold, but the science and geology behind it. Incredibly we ended up finding quite a few flakes of gold that day, which was very exciting, we then celebrated that evening with a pint in the local!

We discussed a unique ring design with Mark and the gold flakes we found were used in the final design. For us, this was a really special touch, because when we look at the rings, they don’t just have a story behind them, but they also include the gold we panned! Before the final rings were sent to us, we visited Mark at his workshop for the final touches and fitting, we had a cup of tea, a chat and the rest is history!

Throughout the whole process Mark was so friendly, helpful and professional, his creativity and knowledge were very inspiring. We would totally recommend this to anyone who is looking for quality customised jewellery which has a personal touch and who doesn’t want to go to a generic high street shop for something factory made.”

David and Liz, Cheltenham - Bespoke wedding rings from panned gold

“Mark is as passionate about his clients wishes as he is about the rings he makes. We needed wedding rings and wanted them to be unique. Having seen his work here and contacting him, I was left safe in the knowledge that unique at least was something I didn’t have to worry about. Mark drove from Wetherby and we from the South West all the way North. We met Mark at the family home in Scotland where I grew up and an area my wife to be had fallen in love with. The burn that runs down from the Glenn was supposed to have gold in it and this is where we panned with him. Not raising our expectations, it turned out the burn was plentiful! I was to marry an American and move a long way from home. It is a personal delight to know that a small piece of home is in our rings.

A wedding day is a day full of memories and whilst the rings are of course a part of that, working with Mark, panning on a cold dreich, snowy day in the Highlands, earning a little of our rings, is an extra memory that will be with us for a long time. Something you can’t put a price on. The actual rings were everything we had hoped for, much admired and of course the story of this has charmed so many of my new wife’s friends and family. Thank you, Mark for so much more than just rings of gold. If you need a wedding ring, we have not a moment’s hesitation in recommending”. him…and his dog!”

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