Monday, June 20, 2011

New Wooden Rings Added

Jewellog's collection of eco-friendly wooden rings keeps growing. These unique and very affordable rings are hand made in Nicaragua, and are made from reclaimed wood that is left over from an FSC (Forest Stewardship Certified) furniture manufacturer. One of the best features of these wooden rings is that each has a slightly different shape and tone, a result of the natural variations of wood and the hand made aspect of their creation. It is this combination of factors that produces rings with a character that truly represents what they stand for: a respect for nature and its inherent one-of-a-kind quality.


Square Wooden Ring
   
Octagonal Wooden Ring


Mitosis Wooden Ring - Cocobolo Wood

Monday, March 28, 2011

Artist Spotlight: Dolores Barrett's Glass Jewelry Art Wear

Dolores Barrett is a San Mateo, California native who has had a long and outstanding career in fine arts. She started with a career in music, becoming a successful music teacher, pianist, and medieval music specialist. She discovered her talent for painting in 1999, leading her to become a prestigious fine porcelain artist. In 2002, Dolores came across dichroic glass while attending an art conference, and soon glass became her favorite material to work and experiment with. She now produces some of the most exquisite and unusual personal glass art wear the world has ever seen.

Round Glass and Gold Drop Earrings - Nebula Pixel Orb. The earrings' gold inner lining is a kiln-fired layer of 24k gold. It is the same type of gold that is found decorating fine china or dinnerware. Part of the Orb Series. See more of this art wear at Jewellog.

Very geometrical and balanced Retro Ring. Fused green and black System 96 glass. Rings collection at Dolores Barrett porcelain and glass studio website.

Flame Scent Pendant. Fused and carved glass with hammered brass findings. Scent Bottles collection at Dolores Barrett porcelain and glass studio website.

See this and more art wear at Jewellog.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Handmade Jewelry Spotlight: Silver Adjustable Sanskrit Om Ring With Gold Plating

Tiny golden hand-cut letters form the sacred Sanskrit prayer or mantra Om Mani Padme Hum. Sterling silver with 10 karat gold-plated letters, adjustable size. Handmade in Nepal and fairly traded. See more details about this Om ring. Visit Jewellog.com for the entire Om ring selection.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Handmade Bracelets By Skilled Master-Craftsmen From Nepal

We are in awe of the quality of craftsmanship and endless knowledge of beauty exhibited by the artisans from Nepal. They are responsible for these incredible handmade bracelets that we are very proud to have as part of our collection. They combine brilliantly worked .925 sterling silver with elegant materials such as semi-precious moss agate, peridot, white and golden pearls, and dark and light mother of pearl stones. More handmade bracelets at Jewellog.com.

Silver Bracelet with Mother of Pearl and Moss Agate Stones - Midnight Moon

Pearl and Peridot Bracelet with Silver Bodhi Leaf

Golden and White Pearls Bracelet with Peridots and Silver Bodhi Leaves

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Handmade Rings That Are Globally Conscious... And Absolutely Gorgeous

Most of us altruistic types, those who have big visions for a better world, forget that there are ways to participate in this betterment that don't require giving away money, sacrificing a weekend to volunteer on a local project, or making difficult changes in our lifestyles to decrease our carbon footprint. All those actions are commendable and should be practiced by everyone. However, you can help decrease poverty and encourage sustainability around the world by simply buying the right products.

One of our favorite examples of our Fair Trade jewelry are the handmade rings produced by the gifted artisans from Newari, Shakya and Bajracharya clans in Nepal. The rings are made of certified .925 sterling silver, and their exclusive designs are only produced in this region. Rings shown: Twining Turquoise Silver Ring; Silver Ring with Mother of Pearl Stone - Midnight Moon

There are communities of talented artisans in certain parts of the world that traditionally produce jewelry of great quality and craftsmanship, but don't have access to markets that can get them out of extreme poverty. Jewellog works with Fair Trade organizations that reach out to these communities and help them improve their livelihoods by making their trade profitable.



We are especially proud to carry the remarkable Eco-carvings collection of handmade rings. These wooden rings are made entirely of reclaimed (from an FSC, or Forest Stewardship Certified furniture manufacturer), spalted (from already dead trees), or other sustainably harvested wood.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Art Wear in Jewellog - The Orb Series

At Jewellog, our handmade jewelry also includes what's termed as art wear, a definition given to a jewelry item that was created as a serious expression of art as well as an ornamental piece. Typically, jewelry art wear is created by artists who exhibit their work in art galleries or museums, and/or have been featured in recognized art publications. These art wear pieces are not only gorgeous to add to your wardrobe, but due to their inherent uniqueness and beauty, are also highly collectible.


A marvelous example of art wear at Jewellog.com is the Orb Series. This collection is designed by Dolores Barrett, a master glass artist that has been churning out breathtaking jewelry art wear for the past 10 years.


Her main inspiration for this collection was the Roman Pantheon and its most mysterious feature: the large opening or oculus in the ceiling.


Each orb has a round opening into its interior, a kiln-fired layer of gold or silver, or dichroic glass, depending on the piece. This fascinating design feature creates a play of light that gives each art wear piece its own dynamic character and allure. See the entire Orb Series art wear.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Handmade Jewelry Spotlight: Engraved Silver Spinning Om Ring

Designed for the enlightened or in the path of enlightenment, this silver Om ring has an inner spinning band meant for prayer and/or meditation. The ring is engraved with the ancient Tibetan mantra "Om Mani Padme Hum" or "hail to the jewel in the lotus". Handmade in Nepal and fairly traded. See more details about this Om ring.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Handmade Jewelry Spotlight: Karma Necklace

This karma necklace is great proof that ancient wisdom can be quite fashionable. The concept of karma originated in ancient India, and it's based on the belief that all of your actions (good or evil) shape past, present and future experiences. Get this karma necklace.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Introducing Jewellog's Handmade Jewelry

Jewellog is a handmade jewelry online store that brings you an unprecedented combination of high quality, uniqueness, and purpose in its artwear collection. Every unique necklace, ring, bracelet or earring has been expertly designed and handcrafted by artisans from all corners of the world. Most of the handcrafted jewelry at Jewellog has been fairly traded, a pre-requisite that the company fiercely promotes. Buying fair trade jewelry helps create opportunities for economically disadvantaged artisans around the world, ensures better working conditions for those artisans, and produces many other important socio-economic and environmental benefits for all involved in the program (More information about fair trade and green jewelry).


An example of Jewellog's gorgeous fair trade handmade jewelry: Lotus Flower and Buds Silver Pendant Necklace

Jewellog's another crucial mission is to discover and showcase the best jewelry art by the most talented and seasoned master craftsmen. Expect to be delighted by just navigating the ever-growing collection of exquisite and unusual art wear only found in Jewellog's website.

One of the breathtaking jewelry art wear pieces only found in Jewellog: Round Glass and Gold Pendant Necklace - Nebula Pixel Orb