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Gemstone Diaries: Rose Quartz – History, Lore and Meaning

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Rose Quartz Jewellery by Ottoman Hands

Semi-precious stones are at the heart of Ottoman Hands jewellery. From lustrous Labradorites to vivacious Turquoise, gems capture imagination, forge myths and legends and even make history.

We haven’t kept our passion for gemstones much of a secret: their natural beauty, abundance of colours and textures, as well as time and specific conditions required to create them, make semi-precious stones more than just pretty embellishments. Throughout history, gems have been given special place and individual meaning. To celebrate these stunning earthly treasures we are kicking off a bejewelled new gemstone feature on our blog. Read More

Feminist Icons. Inspiring Women who Inspire Us.

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Feminist Icons. Inspiring Women who Inspire Us.

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brene Brown

With Women’s Day around the corner we are celebrating all the inspiring women who have helped and are still helping to shape our lives and our history. We have asked creative and inspiring women around us to share their favourite feminist icons and some of their wisdoms they live by.

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Roman Treasures. New Coin Jewellery Collection

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Coin Jewellery by Ottoman Hands

‘Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning.’ Giotto di Bondone, Renaissance painter.

Drawing inspiration from the golden age of antiquity, our creative director, Deniz Gurdal, has designed a stunning new collection of coin jewellery, which sees treasures of old transformed into treasures anew. To find out more about this mesmerising capsule we have asked Deniz to tell us about the creative process behind our favourite coin rings, coin earrings and gold coin necklaces Read More

Christmas Jewellery Gift Guide.

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Christmas Jewellery Gift Guide
Holidays are almost here: the chestnuts are roasting, and despite frost being substituted for torrential rains in London we can feel the merriment in the air! With the present dash under way we have put together a Christmas gift guide to help you find unique treats filled with meaning and sentiment; after all these two are what truly makes a perfect present!
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