minimal, fun & ethically made jewellery by juna
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Geometric ring 5th Element

$77.00

Geometric ring 5th element is handmade from recycled sterling silver. It's simple but intriguing design will make this ring the perfect, ethical addition to your wardrobe. 

Inspired by the water element, this ring is hand crafted and hammered by us in our studio in Brighton. Due to its handmade nature there may be slight differences from one piece to another.

These rings come in three sizes- S (6.5 US), M (7.5 US) and L (8.5 US). If none of these sizes fits, get in touch and we will gladly make one in the right size just for you.

Handmade jewelleryRecycled sterling silver

Q & A

 

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.

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 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.

 

 

 

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