PIPPA SMALL SANDAR 18K GOLD MOONSTONE STUDS
From ethical designer and OBE Pippa Small, these fine jewellery stud earrings are named Sandar, meaning moon in Burmese, and feature moonstones found in the ancient mines of Mogok. The silvery iridescent gem is believed to be connected to the moon and to female energy and motherhood. Each piece is hand made in Myanmar by artisans trained in traditional goldsmithing techniques, by the Turquoise Mountain Myanmar, which provides meaningful skills and employment in one of Asia’s poorest countries.
Dimensions: W 0.8 cm. Materials: 18K gold, moonstones. Comes in a Pippa Small drawstring material pouch.
About the brand:
London based jewellery designer, Pippa Small has been making jewellery since she was a child, using gems and shells she collected and inspired by cultures and people during her family travels. Later, to fund her anthropology degree, she resumed jewellery design, going on to collaborate with the likes of Gucci and Chloé, before launching her own eclectic, travel-inspired line. 2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the designer’s ongoing collaboration with the Turquoise Mountain Foundation in Afghanistan, which provides employment for local artisans. Signature styles include uncut precious stones, and talismanic pendants.