Earrings 'Day and night' with gems
Simple, geometric sterling silver studs inspired by the moon and the sun.
These asymmetrical earrings are fun, edgy and perfect festival accessory.
The sun earrings features a tiny, honey-coloured citrine and the moon a moonstone. What do you think night owls?
They are made from recycled silver and measure 2.5 x 1.5 cm.
Q & A
What does it mean when you say handmade?
We make over 80% of our jewellery by hand from silver wire, sheet or grain that we re-shape, melt, hammer and solder to create our designs. We sometimes use a company that makes moulds and cast some of our pieces for us- this is really a case only for a few of our designs. We do this to save time and keep our jewellery affordable. We have only a tiny workshop and buying equipment that would allow us to do this is beyond our budget.
We like to make jewellery in the old fashion way- with a saw, few hammers and files.... because we are a little bit crazy and also because we like to perfect our skills.
It does not mean that we don’t like technology, though. In fact, we are suckers for innovation and are very excited to try new things. The thing is that we like to keep Juna the way it is, handmade, perfectly imperfect with a story and loads of love put into each piece.
Mass producing is not our style and we may be introducing new techniques with time but we do not want to overdo it.
What does ethical jewellery mean?
We call ourselves ethical jewellers because we minimise the use of newly mined metals, we source our gems from suppliers who care about the environment and people involved in production and processing of minerals, we do not use unnecessary chemicals in the workshop, we lower our carbon footprint by minimising the use of machinery, we do not mass-produce anything and create most of our pieces to order.
Could we do any better than that? Sure, we are not perfect and we are always learning. Hopefully we will be perfect one day but for now we are doing our best. If you have a question or comment with regards to our production don’t be shy- get in touch.