Lapis lazuli has been used for decorative jewelry since at least l7000 BCE. Its rich blue color is due to lazurite, a blue silicate mineral, that forms within limestone or marble. Much of the lapis lazuli available today comes from areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan that are active conflict zones. Everyday Elemental makes every effort to source our lapis from reputable mines in other areas of the world.
Silver, oh silver. This lustrous white metal is amazing - more reflective than gold, more conductive than copper and just plain gorgeous. When used for jewelry, silver is mixed with copper or zinc to provide more durability and reduce tarnishing. Fine silver is 99.9% silver while sterling silver is 92.5%. Other alloys are used for specific processes, such as reticulation (80% silver). All silver will tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned and polished.
Brass is a mix of (usually) 2/3 copper and 1/3 zinc. With it's bright golden color it's used for many different purposes including doorknobs and saxophones.
Sango means "coral" in Japanese, which is appropriate because this piece was collected from a beach in Japan. It grew, lived and died in the East China Sea. Now it rises again to be worn with a shiny hammer-textured copper sun as a dramatic statement pendant. We recommend wearing this one on a long chain - your choice of 24 or 30 inch sterling silver.
Coral isn't really a rock at all, but instead is the calcified remains of marine invertebrates. Found in oceans throughout the world, corals are one of the first victims of water pollution. In recent years, massive die-offs have been reported, leaving bleached-white coral corpses.
A portion of each purchase of coral jewelry is donated the Ocean Conservancy to help preserve and protect this magical ecosystem.
Iridescent blue crashes into gold and black, like a lightning storm at midnight. Showing off a gorgeous pietersite stone, this statement pendant is simple, but not at all boring.
Held in place by prongs, the stone is accompanied by a brushed silver back plate with a diamond-shaped cutout. Wear it with either side facing out for different effects! We recommend wearing it on a long chain - your choice of 24 or 30 inch sterling silver.
Pietersite is related to tiger's eye and hawk's eye, but tends to have a more 'jumbled' texture instead of the regular banded appearance of its cousins. All three stones are pseudomorphs of quartz, which means they changed from one mineral to another over time. Pietersite also shows 'chatoyance', the characteristic reflections of silky, thread-like structures within the stone.
People have a dip on their neck between their clavicles (collarbones) where some silver really should be. This charm fits that spot just right. It represents the whole universe full of stars in one tiny, shiny disc.
This pendant comes with a small sized chain - your choice of 16 or 18 inch sterling silver.
Each charm is unique - contact us if you have a specific style in mind, or stop by the store to try on.
Silver, oh silver. This lustrous white metal is amazing - more reflective than gold, more conductive than copper and just plaingorgeous. When used for jewelry, silver is mixed with copper or zinc to provide more durability and reduce tarnishing. Fine silver is 99.9% silver while sterling silver is 92.5%. Other alloys are used for specific processes, such as reticulation (80% silver). All silver will tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned and polished.
This hand necklace represents the female shamans or seers in Norse Mythology. She has four runes on her fingers, Kalc, to accept what has ended in order to make a clear path for newer beginnings, Eihwaz, for a sense of direction on that path, Ingwaz for internal growth, and Algiz for protection while in your vulnerable state of transition.