OUR PRECIOUS METALS 

Produced by our network of goldsmiths and silversmiths, all of our precious metals are recycled and each piece is hallmarked in the UK.

We include a polishing cloth with items made from precious metal to help you protect and preserve the lustre of your accessories.

Gold:  Resilience. Purity. Compassion.  Gold stands out for its luminosity and richness. We use 14k gold, which is recycled and uniquely produced by our goldsmith. Our gold is tactile and comforting to the touch and each piece we use is solid and not hollowed out.

 

Sterling Silver:  Patience. Balance. Healing.  Sterling silver was being used for trade and commerce in continental Europe as early as the 12th century. Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper.

Copper:  Connection. Strength. Protection.  The great conductor. Copper is known to transport, connect and amplify energy. It assists in opening up new connections while providing enhanced connectivity to both internal and external energy sources.

 


VINTAGE BEADS

Our hand-carved beads, as well as our antique and vintage trade beads, are durable but may chip if knocked too hard. We provide a soft polishing cloth that can be used to clean our beads; a tiny bit of soap and warm water can be utilised to gently remove any substance from the beads, if necessary. As with all of Atlas Accessories’ designs, our beads are created to be worn in all conditions.

 

Glass Goomba Trade Beads:  Connection. Grounding. Prosperity.  Goomba beads are formed from porcelain and were made during the 19th and early 20th centuries in West Africa, particularly Nigeria. They carry the energy from the connections they’ve enabled by being passed from hand to hand through inter-continental trade since the early 1800s. Goomba beads can be worn as a calming influence and as a reminder to stay grounded, thus empowering a balanced life. The age and history of the beads makes each piece distinct and full of character.

 

Glass Snake Vertebrae Beads:  Awareness. Transformation. Evolution.    Our vintage interlocking snake vertebrae beads were made in the early to mid 1900s in Europe by Czech, German and some French producers as trade beads. They are made of glass and are our ethical replacement for the real snake vertebrae traditionally used by indigenous tribes of South Africa for many thousands of years.

 

Snakes have a multitude of meanings in folklore. They are believed to evoke creative lifeforce and are said to have the strength to transform, whether that’s through spiritual awakening, death and rebirth, or simply transitioning through one stage of life to another. Snake symbolism can be a reminder of an important transition you have already navigated, one you are going through or even a simple but powerful reminder that in life, transitions are a constant.