Cornwall LivingIssue #88
The essence of Cornwall
Creating stunning pieces of silver jewellery that encapsulate the beauty of Cornwall’s iconic coastline.
For Silver Origins, living and working by the sea in west Cornwall has profoundly inspired and influenced the style and design process, with unique silver jewellery collections that capture the essence of Cornwall, its spectacular scenery, breathtaking natural beauty and lifestyle of our coastal communities.
“It’s so rewarding to create original and tactile handcrafted jewellery with fresh and exciting seasonal collections launching throughout the year and mid season”
Silver Origins is a family run, independent jewellery brand that began in 1972. Today, three generations of family members run the business along with dedicated staff who all play a key role in a common endeavour to create a successful jewellery brand.
Specialising in sterling silver, a timeless precious metal with intrinsic value and beauty combined, all jewellery is designed in-house and headed by Creative Director, Marcus Price, who was born and grew-up in west Cornwall and developed a strong affinity for the ocean and coastline having been a keen surfer and diver since childhood. Salt water is in the blood as his father, Tony Price, founder of the company, was one of the first commercial divers in Cornwall back in the early sixties, and a keen long-board surfer.
New designs and ideas start out as a simple pencil sketch with the original moulds hand carved out of wax to achieve the natural organic shapes and textures. Silver is then cast using the lost wax method, sanded, polished and the stones are then set by highly skilled silversmiths. Everything is made by hand with attention to detail and quality, so that every design maintains the Silver Origins signature look and feel. “It’s so rewarding to create original and tactile handcrafted jewellery with fresh and exciting seasonal collections launching throughout the year and mid season,” Marcus tells us.
The collections evolve from the iconic backdrop of Cornwall’s sub-tropical gardens and wildlife, rugged beaches, coastline and sea life – together with its rich Celtic heritage. This truly dramatic setting provides endless visual inspiration. Natural organic shapes, sculptured and weathered rock formations, pebbles and shells found beachcombing on the tideline, rockpools teeming with life and ocean waves pounding our shores.
A piece of Silver Origins jewellery has a connection to something meaningful and intrinsically beautiful. Many designs feature semi–precious gemstones, contrasting textures and gold vermeil to enhance the spirit and story of each piece. Silver Origins designs are elegant in their simplicity and minimalism, demonstrating that, often, less is more. Each collection is unique with designs to suit everyone, from the fun and whimsical to the eternally romantic, celebrating love and life moments.
All collections are available in-store or online. Silver Origins has two jewellery boutiques, one situated in the ancient market town of Marazion, across the water from the famous St Michael’s Mount, and the flagship store in St Ives, with its pristine beaches, cobbled streets and art galleries. Visiting one of the jewellery boutiques is a real experience, with stunning contemporary displays and interiors, friendly and knowledgeable staff to guide you through the extensive range and help you find that perfect gift for a loved one – or just a little retail therapy for yourself, all at very affordable prices. “Being an independent company, we pride ourselves on a more personal and individual service,” Marcus explains. “If silver rings are your passion, then don’t miss our fantastic ring bar displays where you can literally try on every style and ring size imaginable.”
Whether it’s a pair of earrings or a statement necklace; all jewellery is beautifully gift boxed to offer the complete gift. Silver Origins is proud to create keepsakes to be cherished and lovingly worn for every occasion.
If you can’t get to Silver Origins’ boutiques, sit back and shop safely and securely on the website. The company ship worldwide and offer free delivery within the UK on all orders over £30. Visit www.silverorigins.com or for the Celtic Heritage range, visit www.celticlands.co.uk.
Silver Origins Boutiques
"It’s so rewarding to create original and tactile handcrafted jewellery with fresh and exciting seasonal collections launching throughout the year and mid season"