Moon earrings with labradorites
Simple, fun moon earrings with mysterious, shiny labradorites.
These earrings are made from recycled sterling silver and measure just over 2 cm. They are asymmetrical and super fun.
Labradorite is the birthstone for February and March so if you are looking for a gift for a friend born in Pisces these may be the thing!
Q & A
What do you mean by recycled silver?
Most of our jewellery is made from ECOSILVER- a ‘brand‘ of recycled sterling silver by a British supplier Cooksongold. We also repair and remodel old jewellery.
Only about 30% of silver comes from silver mines and the rest is a by-product of copper refining so it is really not an ‘ethical’ or green metal. That is why we use recycled silver and when possible also Fairtrade certified.
What does it mean when you say handmade?
We make over 80% of our jewellery by hand from silver or gold 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.