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.
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.