Garden of Eden celebrated in Fairtrade Gold
The Garden Collection by Carla Shanks
Gold is the most sacred material on earth and Carla’s award-winning RCA Garden Collection is a celebration of beauty and all that is sacred. Valerio Jewellery is delighted to show-case Carla’s work and to make it available to gold jewellery lovers every where. The perfect gift for the free spirited renaissance woman this Christmas.
Speaking about her collection Carla says;
The Garden is reference to ‘The Garden of Eden’ and our urgent need to act in reverence to the earth and all life on earth by protecting it. The collection uses simple silhouettes carved with the lushness of the natural world. The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch, so aptly expresses where we began, where we have been and were we are heading; it opens and closes with a message of the fragility of our planet. As a designer the word on the tip of my tongue is ‘beauty’ and beauty can only be perceived with a serene mind and a harmless heart. My only intention is to create beauty and therefore the core of that direction will remain harmless and Fairtrade to its core.
Valerio Jewellery offers only certified Fairtrade Gold and Silver jewellery, accompanied by fully traceable to source gemstones and diamonds. The designers section of Valerio’s growing international website offers the jewellery loving public the finest jewellery design talent using the purest ethical material sources.
Carla’s work is supremely exquisite. Textured, evocative, substantial yet transcendent. It is a true celebration of the beauty of gold. So working with her on getting her genius created from Fairtrade Gold has been a joy. This a collection to celebrate life, love and all that is good in the world, said Greg Valerio the original ethical jeweller and founder of Valerio Jewellery.
Carla’s’s Garden collection is available to buy online exclusively at: valeriojewellery/pages/carla-shanks Christmas ordering deadline is 12 December.
Description of collection. Created from Fairtrade 14k and 18k Fairtrade Gold. Each piece is made from solid gold. No expense has been spared in the design and creation. Prices start from £2955 for the Garden Sun Earrings through to the stunning collectible Garden Dress Ring at £5585. Each piece is made to order. Gold sourced from Fairtrade certified mines in Southern Peru. Pave diamonds are origin of denomination from Botswana and conflict free.
Notes to Editors.
Valerio Jewellery is the purest jewellery in the world and the eponymous ethical jewellery brand of the social entrepreneur Greg Valerio MBE. Launched in 2015 – Valerio Jewellery offers classical bridal, special occasion and designer jewellery created exclusively from Fairtrade certified gold & silver, traceable and conflict free gemstones and diamonds.
Greg Valerio is the original pioneering luxury jeweller, author, public speaker and lecturer on ethics and fair trade in the jewellery profession.
Carla Shanks – Carla graduated from Central Saint Martins, London in 2003, gaining experience at various English luxury brands, including working with Jade Jagger, before completing a two-year MA at the Royal College of Art in 2008. Carla Shanks Jewellery made to order only to avoid over production and waste.
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