It's your last chance to order online before the Holidays so we are including an exclusive discount code just for you! Use code MERRYBRIGHT for 25% OFF at checkout. Not sure what to buy this Holiday Season? What better way to treat your family and friends than with beautiful and meaningful gifts that connect us to the world. Here are a few of our favorites!
In Greek mythology, a titan named Rhea gave the god of wine, Dionysus, an amethyst to help preserve his sanity. In fact, this myth led the ancient Romans to believe that amethysts would prevent them from getting drunk.
We love to gift Amethyst with a Bottle of Wine for the most fun hostess gift! With a wide selection you can find a piece to fit any budget, start with one piece and create a collection over time.
Intricately woven. Craftswomen in Uganda use timeless tradition to weave carefully dyed raffia fibers and sweet grass to make stunning one of a kind pieces rich in cultural meaning and purpose.
Paying fair wages to skilled artisans to create our original natural woven products in the safety of their own homes means their sustainable income flow has a four-fold positive economic impact on their families, education, health and community.
Many women in Asian cultures never remove their jade bracelet. It is believed that Jade will protect them from harm and keep them healthy. If the bracelet breaks, it has done it's job and removed them from harm. They replace it as soon as possible.
We have a wonderful variety of jade bracelets to choose from each comes in a luxurious blue velvet pouch. How thoughtful to gift the wearer health and protection!
In a traditional Mayan culture, when a girl is born the midwife presents her with the different instruments of weaving one by one and she says,
Well then, little girl,
This will be your hand
This will be your foot
Here is your work
With this, you’ll look for your food,
Don’t take the evil path,
When you grow up
Only with these will you work
With your hand
With your foot
Myth has it that Grandmother the Moon, goddess Ixchel, taught the first woman how to weave at the beginning of time. Since then, Mayan mothers have taught their daughters, from generation to generation uninterruptedly for three thousand years, how to wrap themselves around the loom and produce exquisite crafts. In addition to its important religious and social aspects, historically weaving has been central to indigenous women’s economic contribution to their households.
Our baskets are made in Guatamala and each signed by the woman who created it.
During the Chinese cultural revolution, attitudes toward porcelain art radically changed. What were once the finest accoutrements of an elite section of society came to represent the excess and injustice, many porcelain antiques were destroyed in a symbolic rejection of the old customs and habits.
Witness to the destruction of relics in his neighborhood, a man named Hu was distressed by what he saw as irrevocable damage to China's history and culture. He began to collect the discarded fragments of broken antique porcelain, seeking to preserve what remained of a once celebrated Chinese art.
No two fragments of porcelain are the same, each expertly selected for its size and shape, and reimagined so as to accentuate what remains of its beauty. Chinese characters, decorative foliage and abstract snippets of ancient scenes ornament these pieces.
Our Shard Collection pieces are the ultimate in recycling and a unique one-of-a-kind thoughtful gift. A wonderful way to express apprieciation of an ancient art.
Feel good about giving the best with our beautiful and meaningful gifts from around the globe. We take special care to ensure every item has been sourced responsibly and sustainably. Share these personal stories along with your thoughtful gifts and you will be sure to delight everyone on your gift list!