Jewellery From Far Away - Lanzarote Olivina

As some of you may know from my social media accounts, I've recently been to  the beautiful island of Lanzarote and I definitely wish I was still there - but we all feel like that after a break away from home, especially to a nice warm country when the UK is taking quite a while to warm up this Spring.

Loving the island so much I wanted to bring a little something home that will remind me of being there and sparkle always attracts me so it was almost inevitable that it was going to be a piece of jewellery.

During the break we attended a market in Teguise which is held every Sunday and there's tons of stalls to explore selling jewellery, handbags, hats, food, alcoholic beverages and much more. Amongst the stalls we discovered a seller called Canarias es vida (which in English is Canarias is life) who was selling beautiful necklaces, rings and other pieces - much of the jewellery was made from Silver with the semi precious Olivine stone which is a beautiful green - this stone is native to Lanzarote and can be found at the Green Lagoon at El Golfo. Unfortunately as I was only there for a short break I didn't get to visit but I hope to next time as it looks stunning!

Olivine is a natural stone here in the lava rock (image from Google)
Browsing the beautiful creations at the stall I noticed this ring that really stood out to me, I liked the thick band with the little ridges along it and the way it curls around your finger (this was a really great part - they had a tool to expand the rings there and then to the size that would be appropriate for the customer!)

The quality of the ring that was bought for me (My Mom is an angel) is really good, the silver is thick, with little ridges carved into it all the way around adding detail and texture, the stone is an unusual shape like the stones found on the beach (which I liked because it's not like the usual clean cut stones carved by machinery) and it's just very unique and different to the things you see in chain jewellery shops.

I'm so happy that I have this piece of jewellery to remind me of my holiday and that it's such a comfortable piece to wear. I know it's not something everyone can obtain but I couldn't help but share this beauty with you and if you ever go to Lanzarote make sure you attend the Sunday market in Teguise and look up this seller, with all the mass produced jewellery out there it's nice to get something from a small business sometimes and help them out as well as gaining something yourself. 

Close up of this beautiful ring
 In the spirit of supporting small businesses you may find the stone on Etsy - each one is unique though so make sure you know what you're getting size wise too. Seeing the jewellery that I did in person really helped me make my choice on what I picked up this time around for such beautiful stones.

Do you own any Olivina jewellery or any unusual/unique jewellery? I'd love to hear about it.

This ring is definitely a stand out piece! (I got the Elephant necklace in Lanzarote too)

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