Vicky’s Blog: elegant timeless statement pieces of jewellery

This week I want to introduce to you two elegant timeless statement pieces of jewellery.
Our statement piece the Oblong stylises traditional Aboriginal art work.
From the beginning of time the Aborigines have told “Dreamtime” stories to each generation in order to keep their stories in their culture alive and to educate their people about their place on earth.
Stories are told about the stars, planets, the land, animals, “bush tucker”, hunting and ancestors through Aboriginal Art to help tell the stories of their history and culture.

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The artwork on our beautiful pendant symbolises some of the native flora and fauna of the awe inspiring country of Australia. But you will agree with me when I say that this striking piece of jewellery could be inspired by any countries surroundings. A treasure to behold.
Yin / Yang : Two halves that together complete wholeness. Providing Balance.
Yin is characterised as slow, soft, yielding, and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity, and night-time. Perfectly symbolised by our beautiful Paua Shell Cab with its crystal, iridescent colours of greens pinks, turquoise and blues.

Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime. Featured on our piece as the solid side the pendant also features traditional Aboriginal art work to symbolise these characteristics.
This elegant piece will restore the wearers balance, realigning their spirit and ultimately making them feel calm, energised and alive.

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Vicky’s Blog: A plump fuzzy marsupial and an iconic building

Carrying on from last week’s feature, I would like to introduce you to the Koala – a native to Australia.
This plump fuzzy marsupial lives in Eastern Australia and can spend up to 20 hours a day sleeping so you will often see them snuggled into the branches of the eucalyptus trees in which they live and feed on.
Their babies which are called “joey” are kept safe in a little pouch on the front of the mother Koala for 6 months. In this time, the joey learns how to grasp leaves with its hands and returns to the pouch to hide or sleep.
Our wee pendant captures the essence of these cute cuddly Koala holding a beautiful piece of Paua in their paws symbolising the greens, yellows and other colours of their native habitat and surroundings.

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The iconic Sydney Opera house sits as a focal point in the middle of Sydney City Harbour.
It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20th October, 1973.
There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent.
What better way to honour this iconic building than create our own wee masterpiece pendant.

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Dutch giftshop Breda area

In Ulvenhout, near Breda, you will encouter a unique gift shop. This shop offers Riverdale, souvenirs, baby gifts and a selection of Ariki jewellery.

Address details

De Ulvenhoutse Cadeaushop
Dorpstraat 82
4851 CN Ulvenhout
The Netherlands

Vicky’s blog: a boomerang and a didgeridoo

The indigenous people of our neighbouring country Australia, the Aboriginals, historically have a practice that they call Walkabout it refers to a rite of passage during which male Australian Aboriginals would undergo a journey during adolescence and live in the wilderness for a period as long as six months.

Although I am definitely not an adolescent male I would like to take you on a walkabout of sorts and show you a few of our new products we launched this week to the Australian market.

Bommerang Pendant

The Boomerang was originally used as a hunting tool by the Aboriginals – it is now however considered an Australian Icon. Traditionally they are known to always return to the point from which they were thrown. Our cute wee boomerang pendant featuring a stunning piece of Paua shell is sure to be treasured and returned to wear many times by whoever purchases it.

The Digeridoo is a wind instrument developed by the Aborigine people of Australia hundreds of years ago.

Traditionally it was primarily played as an accompaniment to ceremonial dancing and singing but its use is now widespread across the country at many occasions.

The melodious sound produced by this natural wooden trumpet is unique and mesmerising and can be spine tingling if played by an expert musician.

Unfortunately our Digeridoo is way too small to play but just stunning to wear.

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