About Modern Alchemy
Modern Alchemy is a jewellery brand created by Annie Lewis. Minimal jewellery made using traditional techniques for modern day wear.
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. Click here for info on hallmarking.
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.