The Arka Side of Life

Mandalas : A Symbol of the Self

A mandala represents a 'spiritual journey' starting from the outside to the 'inner' core'

Tamil Women with Stretched Ears in the 1800's

Paambadam are very contemporary looking ear weights, its amazing to think these designs are hundreds of years old.

The Scarab Beetle in Egyptian Mythology

The Egyptians saw the scarab beetle as a symbol of death and rebirth.

Kayaw Tribe from Northern Thailand

Kayaw women stretch their ears and start at a surprisingly young age!

Different Types of Ear Piercings

An ear map showing the locations of the most common ear piercings

I can't undo my septum clicker!

A neat little hack to undo a septum clicker if you are having trouble taking it out.

The Kali Yantra : A Meditation on Shakti

A Yantra is a mystical spiritual design, originating from the Tantric traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism. Kali is the most powerful form of Shakti.

Environmentally Friendly Packing

Now all the packing we use, everything we send you (apart from the jewellery) is biodegradeable and compostable!

The Sacred Yew Tree. The Tree of Life and Death.

Most church yards have an ancient Yew Tree in the cemetery. The priests don't seem to know the reasons why all their churches have Yew trees, they say its just traditional, but they don't really know why. Recently the reason seem to have been remembered.

Caring for Brass, Silver and Wooden Jewellery

Brass Jewellery Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. It has been used for thousands of years all over the world to make jewellery. Brass does not rust but... Read More
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