minimal, fun & ethically made jewellery by juna
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Black opal ring

$45.00

Black opal ring made from recycled sterling silver with a beautiful dark gem from Ethiopia. This opal has a deep black colour with red or bright green hues. Each stone is unique.

The black opal measures 5 mm and is set on a hammered silver band. The ring looks amazing as a solitaire but if you prefer a more daring look you can get the full stack. Because stacking rings are fun. We also have a super lovely matching necklace.

These rings some in three sizes- Small (6.5 US), Medium (7.5 US) and Large (8.5 US). If none of these fits, get in touch, and we will make one in the requested size within two weeks.There is no extra charge for this.

Handmade Jewellery by JunaEthically made jewellery

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.

 

Is this item made from recycled silver?

This item is made from 100% recycled silver including the solder. Solder is a silver alloy that melts at lower temperature and is used to fuse silver together.

Some items, for instance necklaces, have parts made from conventionally minded silver. There is no substitute available at this time but we are working very hard to change this.

 



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