What you need to know:
We use only the finest materials we can source, our wood and stone beads are sourced from sustainable sources and suppliers. Where we can we use recycled or up-cycled materials to minimise our footprint and impact on our beautiful world.
Just for interest:
Sometimes its nice to know more about the history and meaning behind the materials you wear, whether woods, precious or semi-precious stones or metals. We've collated a few facts and interesting details that make our materials as interesting as the jewellery they become.
- 925 Stirling Silver
Pure silver is alloyed with copper to create sterling silver, which is 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% copper. Sterling Silver is hypoallergenic, high-quality, fashionable, and safe. Silver is typically mixed with other metals to make a more durable alloy but with the same lustrous shine and easy working properties; pure silver is far too soft to be used in jewellery to be worn everyday.
- 18K Gold
Gold is soft, dense, metal that has been an object of desire since it's discovery and bought as a store of value or worn as jewellery to flaunt or enhance wealth and beauty. 18 karat gold is on the higher end of the quality spectrum when it comes to colour, shine and durability. Many people prefer 18k over 24k (pure gold) as it is less likely to be damaged when worn frequently.
Amazonite, sometimes known as Amazon Stone is believed to be a sacred stone in some cultures and is said to give a cooling and soothing effect on your mental state. A light aqua-green stone with white mottled flecks, the name is derived from the Amazon River after certain green stones were found in Brazil.
Amethysts are hugely popular stone for jewellery making due to their vivid purple colour and supposed restoring properties.
Aventurine is commonly considered the stone of good fortune. Aventurine is really a translucent form of Quartz with mineral inclusions that give it a shimmering or glistening effect and can vary from crisp clear blues to gorgeous clover greens. Good Luck indeed :)
- Black Veined:
A beautiful black and white stone known as veined jasper, matrix jasper or spiderweb jasper is said to be a highly soothing stone and has been shown to be effective at calming frayed nerves. The spiderweb or hash-like pattern is formed of volcanic ash.
Sometimes referred to as ‘Apache Tears’, is a volcanic glass that was named after Obsidius, a Roman explorer who discovered this or a similar lava like rock in Ethiopia.
- Tiger's Eye:
Tiger Eye is said to stabilise mood swings, promote willpower, purpose, courage and self-confidence and release tension. Roman soldiers were known to have worn engraved tigers eye to protect them in battle.
- Violet Wood