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About Modern Alchemy

Modern Alchemy is a jewellery brand created by Annie Lewis. Minimal jewellery made using traditional techniques for the modern day wearer.

Modern Alchemy aims to create timeless jewellery that can be worn everyday and will stand the test of time. Modern Alchemy jewellery is made by hand on a small scale, in contrast to the throw away, mass produced fashion of today.

All pieces are designed and handmade by Annie in her studio in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK.

Materials and Packaging

All Modern Alchemy jewellery is handmade in sterling silver. I endeavor to make as much of my jewellery out of recycled sterling silver (sometimes known as EcoSilver) as possible, to lessen the enviromental impact.  However not everything (particularly small things like chain, ear posts etc) are available in recycled. I will try to be as clear as possible in my product descriptions which parts are made from recycled and which parts are not.

EcoSilver is made from 100% recycled silver products like scrap jewellery and medical equipment, which is melted down to make more bullion. A greener alternative to newly mined sterling silver, but with the same purity (925).

Items that are legally required to be hallmarked are done so at the Edinburgh Assay Office.

Modern Alchemy jewellery branded gift boxes are made from 100% recycled materials. I hope you like your gift box and keep your jewellery safe in it. If not the box (minus the black insert) can be recycled again.

Small glassine paper envelopes are used for smaller items these are also made from recycled materials.

About Annie
Annie originally studied History at University but has always been a bit of a magpie! After life moved in an unexpected direction she ended up on a path to becoming a jeweller. As soon as she made her first silver ring she fell in love with silversmithing and Modern Alchemy came into fruition in 2014.
Annie likes clean lines in her jewellery and is inspired by shapes, architecture and artist movements like Minimalism. In contrast Annie also likes rocky surfaces taking influence from natural forms like the Moon. By using simple shapes and subtle textures Annie hopes to successfully combine these influences to highlight the beauty of the materials used.
When she isn't at her bench making, Annie likes walking in woods, bird watching, taking photos, shopping for antiques and browsing independant shops.