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INDIVIDUAL JEWELRY

Eternalize your emotions, moments & stories in a unique piece of creativity

 
HOW IT WORKS

You describe your project with as much info as possible plus give a max. budget.

We exchange ideas about design, materials, timeline etc. on the phone or in person. 

We produce your pieces with fair and sustainably sourced gold & gemstones.

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We design and you receive detailed drawings and prices for your confirmation. ​

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EXAMPLE PROJECTS

Travel Memories, Milestones, for Mothers, Daughters, Lovers or Yourself

INDIVIDUAL PRESENTS
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925 silver bangle with raw bornite and drop cut citrin 

925 silver eternal loop ring with partial perforation

A SELECTION OF PROJECTS:

Your initials, coat of arms or a symbol that unites your family. For now and over generations.

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FAMILY PIECES
PROJECT: FAMILY INITIALS

18k gold pendant with diamonds on long 18K gold necklace

925 silver pendant as centerpiece to charm necklace

18K gold pendant with diamonds on silk band & mother of peal clasp

925 silver cufflinks with toggle back clasp

Propose with a unique piece, redesign Grandma's ring or create matching wedding bands

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ENGAGEMENT&WEDDING

handcrafted 18K gold engagement ring with moonstone quarz

PROJECT: ELIZA

Best Friends, Sisters, Brothers, Soulmates, Anniversaries...

What is your story?

COUPLES JEWELRY
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PROJECT: SISTER BOND

925 silver ring in leaf shape with iceblue moon stone water drop

925 silver ring in leaf shape with green turmalin water drop

PROJECT: SOULMATES

Her: Handcrafted pure 18K gold ring, brown & green round cut tourmaline 

Him: 925 silver eternal bond bangle, brown & green round cut tourmaline

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BUY AWARE.

Recycled Materials

 

from exsisting jewelry, industrial use metals, electronic components

River Gold

 

from Germany or South America (OROVERDE or ECOANDIA)

 

Faitrade & Faimined

 

Tracable sustainale small-scale mines

WHY SUSTAINABLE JEWELLRY ?
Annual gold production from mining amounts to 3245 tons, half of which is used for jewellry. 
The production of ONE GOLD RING creates over 20 TONS OF MINE WASTE which equals the WEIGHT OF 3 ELEPHANTS.
LABOUR

DANGEROUS WORKING CONDITIONS

Tunnel collapses, falling rocks, and underground fires make mining for precious metals and gems a highly dangerous occupation. Hundreds of miners have died in accidents in South African gold mines alone.

CORRUPTION

Despite their mineral wealth, local mining communities live in extreme poverty while corrupt governments reap the profits. In Zimbabwe, President Mugabe uses diamond revenues to keep the military & corrupt regime loyal.

CHILD LABOR

Children as young as five years old are forced into dangerous jobs in gold and diamond mining. An estimated one million children work as gold miners for little to no pay.

ENVIRONMENT

MERCURY POLLUTION

Gold mining is the world's leading cause of man-made mercury pollution, devastating the environment and poisoning local air and water supplies.

CYANIDE SPILLS

Cyanide used to extract gold often contaminates the surrounding environment. In one devastating spill in Romania, more than 100k gallons of cyanide-laced waste poisoned the drinking water of millions of people.

ECOSYSTEM DEVASTATION

The majority of the world’s gold is extracted from open pit mines, where huge volumes of earth are processed for trace elements. In Peru alone 64,000 acres of amazon rainforest were burnt and stripped down 50 feet.

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VIOLENCE 

Militias use horrific violence to maintain control in mining regions. In Zimbabwe, security forces use dog attacks and shootings to punish illegal miners.

RAPE & TORTURE

Not only in the Congo, heavily armed rebel groups fight to exploit the country's mineral resources. These groups gain power by terrorizing villages with fires, torture, and violent sexual attacks.

POVERTY 

Most miners live in extreme poverty, forced to sell to middle-men at bargain prices. There are over one million diamond diggers in Africa earning less than a dollar a day

COMMUNITY
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 GET YOUR PROJECT STARTED 

WHO IS THIS PROJECT FOR?

 

 

Give us an idea of who are you or the people you want to give the jewelry to?  Tell us just whatever is needed to grasp this person, e.g. age, profession, hobbies, photos of favourite jewelry pieces..  

WHAT'S THE STORY BEHIND IT?

Is there a specific reason or event, that you want this the jewelry to remind you or the receiver of? A journey, birth, anniversary, an emotion ...  

PREFERRED MATERIAL OR STYLE?

Do you already have some ideas? Send us links & screenshots of things you or the receiver like! 

HOW MUCH DO YOU WANT TO SPEND?

Give us a max. budget or a range. We will discuss more in the next step & you will receive final prices for your confirmation.

SEND IT TO:  contact@valeria-k.com

You can describe with words or drawings, insert screenshots & images, links to dropbox, wetransfer or public instagram profiles and websites.