Made in collaboration with Sami artisans who inhabit the Arctic circle, this Women's Sami Sun & Moon Bangle features two hand-carved reindeer antler crescent-shaped cabochons, etched with the ancient Sami symbols of the Sun and Moon, theninlaid with india ink to bring out the design.
Reindeer antlers are shed naturally and harvested once a year. Sixten, renowned Sami artisan, isa true craftsman with over 40 years experience in shepherding and scrimshaw carving.This lovely handcrafted bangleoffers a modern twist on ancient Sami style, while producinga luxurious, beautiful and sustainably-sourced wardrobe accessory.
"Inspired by nature and indigenous people, No 13 creates handmade, designer jewelry from recycled materials and ethically-sourced gemstones - welcome to our world of ethical luxury.
We work with indigenous artisans who live in some of the remotest and endangered places on the planet to bring you the most original and contemporary designs.
Our values include sustainability, social responsibility, excellence and integrity - with all our pieces being made from recycled silver and gold, reclaimed materials, ethically-sourced gemstones and our eco-friendly, recycled packaging.
Our first collection was inspired and handmade in collaboration with Sami Artisans who inhabit the Arctic Circle. Our aim was to create a modern twist on ancient Sami styles, and in doing so make something luxurious, beautiful and sustainably-sourced.
Reindeer antlers are shed naturally and harvested by the Sami people once a year. You can see our Sami carver at work along with his beautiful herd of reindeer above. Sixten is a true craftsman with over 40 years experience in reindeer shepherding and scrimshaw carving. He hand carves each reindeer antler cabochon to our specifications, then etches with ancient Sami patterns and inlays with india ink and silver to bring out the detailing.
As this collaboration is with an indigenous culture that is heavily affected by our actions on the planet, a percentage of the profits are donated to the National Wildlife Federation - a conservation group which unites individuals and businesses to protect wildlife, wild places, and the environment.
We hope you enjoy wearing our jewelry as much as we did making and creating it for you."