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29/07/2015

AW15 Collection Sneak Preview

It’s time for us to let you have a little preview of some of our designs for our new collection! For Autumn / Winter 2015 we are adding some sparkle to the collection with delicate white topaz designs in sterling silver, gold & rose gold vermeil. Also, look out for our new Talisman Mandala Collection, featuring necklaces, earrings & bracelets with mandala inspired patterns. The meaningful collection features a variety of plain & stone-set creations. Each item comes complete with luxury packaging and a meaning card that describes the inspiration behind the design. We are so excited... Read More

09/10/2014

INSPIRED BY… THE HORN

The horn is a talisman of protection. It is an ancient Italian amulet worn to repel the evil eye or malocchio. In Italian, the horn is referred to as cornuto, corno or cornicello and literally means ‘little horn’. Traditionally the horn would’ve been pinned to babies’ clothing straight after birth. The malocchio was supposed to harm pregnant women, nursing mothers and their babies. Although it’s main form is as a necklace, during the latter half of the 20th century, the horn was hung in cars as a good luck charm.... Read More

07/10/2014

INSPIRED BY… THE DRAGON’S EYE

The dragon’s eye talisman is a well-known, universal amulet of protection. It is an ancient Germanic symbol said to protect anyone who recited the incantation to it. The symbol is depicted in Rudolph Koch’s Book Of Signs; a collection of old world symbols. It consists of an equilateral or isosceles triangle, (meaning threat) with a Y shape, (meaning the choice between good & evil) encased within it, touching each corner of the shape. The three equal parts that are created are thought to represent love, power and wisdom. Therefore the symbol is... Read More

02/10/2014

INSPIRED BY… THE EVIL EYE

Like the Hamsa Hand, the Evil Eye is the Talisman for Protection. The symbol is one of the most ancient in history, dating back to the age of classical antiquity. The eye was believed to represent an evil or malicious stare that was able to cause misfortune to the receiver. It was thought that being on the receiving end of the stare was enough to cause illness or death. To protect against the stare, people wore the evil eye as a talisman to protect against evil forces. The hamsa is... Read More

25/09/2014

INSPIRED BY… THE HAMSA HAND

  The Hamsa Hand is a Talisman of Protection. It is recognised for it’s powers of protection and it’s ability to repel the evil eye. In many cultures it is also believed to represent blessings, power and strength, making it a hugely respected ancient symbol. ‘Khamsa’ is an Arabic word literally meaning ‘five’ although it could also refer to the five fingers of the hand. The word ‘hamsa’ itself may originate from various cultures and languages. Although the initial origins of the hamsa are unknown and thought to predate some... Read More