Shakti Ellenwood Precious Jewellery
Ethical rings rich in ritual and romance, each with their own story to tell
Exquisite Craftsmanship. Exceptional Ethics.
At the heart of my wedding and engagement rings is my passion for responsible design. Each one, handcrafted with love in my Somerset studio using 18ct fairtrade gold that supports artisanal miners and their communities without harm to the environment. My diamonds and precious stones are guaranteed conflict free and include CanadaMark diamonds, which are fully traceable. This commitment to ethical practices ensures each design offers a unique mix of integrity, beauty and authenticity.
Each creation is crafted using sung mantras and icaros from India and the Amazon so that they become wearable blessings known as little gold prayers and offer a welcome antidote to the mass-produced, cookie-cutter styles that you can find everywhere.
I believe that the sacred union of marriage deserves to be honoured with ethical rings that are rich in ritual and romance with the hope that they become family heirlooms cherished for generations, each with their own story to tell.
I am committed to only using certified 18ct Fairtrade gold in my handcrafted rings, each of which comes with a fairtrade stamp to ensure authenticity.
All my gold is supplied from two small-scale mining communities in Peru; SOTRAMI and Aurelsa, both who undergo a strict auditing process. Buying fairtrade gold ensures that the local environment and its wildlife has not been harmed by dangerous chemicals. It also guarantees that the artisanal miners are paid a fair price for their gold as well as a 10% premium which is used to create schools, health centres and improve safety conditions within the mine.
My diamonds and gemstones are all conflict free and I also use CanadaMark diamonds which can be traced back to their mine in Canada’s Northwestern territories. The diamonds are produced responsibly with respect to the local people, the environment, and its animals. Each diamond has a number lasered on its girdle as well as a certification card.
All packaging is made using recycled paper and as part of my ‘Giving Back’ project I donate £20.00 from each engagement ring to various environmental organisations as well as endangered animal charities. Please visit my website for further details.
Based in Devon