SAPPHIRE 18CT GOLD NECKLACE
Designed to celebrate the beauty of Brazil, the Exotica (meaning: exotic in Portuguese) Collection is handmade in 18ct gold and set with precious stones, sourced from Brazil.
‘Brazil is one of the richest lands in the whole world for stones and belief in their healing powers is part of our culture, so this collection is the heart of the brand, combining my minimalist aesthetic with pieces of my home country’ — Adriana Chede
Stones: A drop-shaped sapphire in a three-claw setting on a recycled 18ct gold chain (40-45cm/16-18in).
Properties: Recognisable for its regal blue hue, it’s unknown whether the name for sapphires came from the French word ‘saphir’, the Latin word ‘sapphirs’ or Greek word ‘sappherios’, which all mean ‘blue stone’. It’s a stone of wisdom and protection, relieving tension, restoring balance and helping with mental clarity by connecting to the Anja (third eye) chakra.
Care: Sapphires are strong stones, ideal for everyday wear, so can be washed easily at home.