Boutique jewellery brand, Washed Ashore, not only makes beautiful rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings, but they do it with sustainability at the core of their brand’s DNA. Based in LA, the brand creates pared-back collections that add an effortless element of personality to any outfit, whether you’re dressed up or dressed down. And every Washed Ashore piece is made with a view to protect people and the planet.
Their latest collection, Dara, just launched this week. Each piece in the new collection is meant to help the wearer identify with their true self, both through their zodiac and the element that most closely relates to their spiritual energy. The gemstones throughout the collection are salvaged from vintage jewellery, and the pieces that feature them make the most of those up-cycled stones. Each stone represents one of the four elements. Emerald is for earth signs, which are Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn; blue sapphire is for water signs, which are Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio; ruby is for fire signs, which are Aries, Leo and Sagittarius; and white topaz is for air signs, which are Aquarius, Gemini and Libra.
When you’ve found the right piece of elemental jewellery for you, whether it’s stud earrings, a stacking ring or a bangle, you can pair that with a necklace, signet ring or another bangle that features your zodiac sign in a different way: with the sign’s symbol engraved into it. The medallions have the corresponding symbol on one side with its constellation on the other, the signet rings also team the symbol with an elemental stone, and the hoop earrings have a little charm dangling from them.
The Dara collection is available right now, and if you’re looking for a gift for yourself (or you’re getting an early start on your holiday gifting list), these uniquely you pieces are perfect.
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Written by - Tara MacInnis