We are very excited about the launch of our new jewellery collection. Each exquisite piece has been designed and handmade with such care. In keeping with Nkuku’s passion for natural materials we have chosen stunning natural stones combining their natural beauty with delicate 22 karat gold plated borders, chains and fixings. Jewellery is a universal form of adornment. The art of working metals was first discovered in the ancient world. Over time metalworking techniques have become more sophisticated and decoration more intricate, but the basic principles remain fairly similar. Our latest collection utilises these age old techniques to create timeless and modern pieces that we hope you will love.
We selected the stones in the collection for their beauty and their meanings. Labradorite, takes its name from the mining town of Labrador in Canada where the mineral was first discovered by Inuit people in the early 18th century. Since then the stone has been discovered in areas such as Madagascar and India (the latter providing the source for the stones in out collection). Labradorite is famous for its ‘Labradoressence’, the name coined to describe the wonderful variance of colours and mystical quality of the stone. It is often called ‘The Temple of The Stars’, and is said to bring strength and success, reduce stress and increase intuition.
Our elegant Prehnite collection is skillfully handmade in Rajasthan. Each natural stone is cut and polished by hand before being placed within the gold plated border. Prehnite, until very recently, was considered a rare collectors gemstone, renowned for its translucency and apple green colour. Originally discovered in South Africa the stone forms in volcanic rock. Deposits of the beautiful stone have since been discovered in Mumbai. Prehnite is a protective stone and is said to aid in communication, stimulate energy and increase life force. The beautiful birthstone Amethyst is seen as the stone of peace, and our Pandita Charm collection has hand cut piece of Crystal Quartz, a stone renowned for its healing properties.