Fairtrade Textured Ruby Studs
Round ear studs made from 9ct Fairtrade yellow gold with a nature-inspired texture finish set with 4mm round rubies. Simple and elegant, and perfect for everyday wear.
Ruby, the birthstone of July, is known as the “king of precious stones” for its rarity, hardness (second only to diamond), beauty and seemingly mystical powers. Long associated with the life force blood, ruby was a symbol of power and youthful energy in ancient jewellery. It is also the gem that married couples traditionally gift on their 40th wedding anniversary.
"I loved the way that working with metal centred and concentrated my mind; I learnt about design and form and my teachers pushed me to develop my design ideas which I now thank them for; I loved the History of Art part of the course and became passionate about investigating the history of the involvement by women in the arts and crafts. This was 3 years to take stock and to create - it was a gift and the jewellery is an outcome of that."
“I’m passionate about keeping the manufacture of my jewellery in the UK…My current concerns centre around investigating the move towards ethical trading. Since visiting artisanal mines in Bolivia and seeing first-hand the conditions for the miners and the environment, the company became accredited by the Fairtrade Foundation. All our gold pieces of jewellery are now made in Fairtrade Gold as standard, something I am incredibly proud of.” - Diana Porter
To look after your jewellery we recommend it must not be worn in the bath, shower or whilst swimming and we advise any perfume or hairspray is to be applied before putting on your jewellery to avoid contact with chemicals and cosmetics. Please remove your jewellery before engaging in practical activities such as sport.
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