AQUAMARINE PENDANT IN SILVER CHUNKY

AQUAMARINE PENDANT IN SILVER CHUNKY

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This gorgeous aquamarine crystal was responsibly sourced by jewellery designer and founder of She's Lost Control, Jill Urwin. This specimen was found in Kenya

Jill hand selects all her stones for their beauty, energy and journey. They are then handmade into jewellery with love and intention in Jill's East London workshop. This piece is sustainably produced in a recycled sterling silver setting and completed with a sterling silver faceted belcher chain.

 

Energetic Properties

Aquamarine helps us get in flow and take things in our stride, especially in times we feel we might've fallen off track. It supports sensitive emotions, judgement and stress. It's calming, tranquil energies can invoke tolerance of others, giving support to those overwhelmed by responsibility. A truly peaceful, soothing, gentle stone helping us find our voice, inner-truth, alignment and serenity. Good for water signs. Also known as the stone of eternal youth, it has energising qualities that encourages adventure and travel.

 

The Story

This aquamarine is our second official Crystal Clear™ validated crystal. SLC's founder, Jill Urwin, has been working for years to clean up opaque supply chains in the crystal industry. This aquamarine from Tharaka Nithi County, Eastern Kenya is part of our efforts to provide the artisanal miners with a route to market that enables the final customer - you - to buy with complete clarity and confidence.

Crystal Clear™ has completed CRAFT due diligence guidelines at the mine to monitor fair-trade practices and identify areas of improvement as part of a longer term partnership with the mine. To provide further transparency, these batches of aquamarine are recorded on blockchain technology Provenance Proof.

This aquamarine is mined by Sparta Mines - a group of young men from Embu County in Kenya. They discovered the aquamarine deposit on their ancestral farmlands in the village, which gave them an opportunity for an alternative source of income.  

 

Giving Back

The main challenge with this mine is that it is completely artisanal. The Mining ACT Kenya of 2016 officially recognises artisanal miners and legalises their activities, but Government roll out for issuing necessary mining permits is very slow.

Once the Government rolls out the permit program, Sparta mines will need to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment, apply and pay for their permit. At around 1000 USD, this is far more than these young men can afford. £1 from each aquamarine sold will help Sparta buy their permit.

Dimensions

Handle with love and care at all times. To cleanse your crystal leave overnight in moonlight.

  • Recycled sterling silver setting with sterling silver chain

  • Pendant length - 3cm approx

  • Total circumference - 60cm

If you damage your Jill Urwin jewellery we can fix this for a small fee, depending on the extent of the damage. Please email our in house jeweller charlie@sheslostcontrol.co.uk with a photo and a detailed description so she can advise on the next steps. All jewellery in unworn condition with the exemption of earrings and bespoke pieces can be returned within 14 days of purchase for a refund. All bespoke pieces are custom made therefore final sale. Please be sure about your UK ring size when placing an order to avoid disappointment. We are not responsible for repairing jewellery that is not Jill Urwin but please do reach out to us for assistance so we can assess the damage. Either we can contact the relevant jeweller if needed or point you in the right direction for a repair service.

 

5% profit from all purchases at She's Lost Control is donated to Crystal Clear - the social enterprise empowering artisanal mining communities. 

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