Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

Welcome to Stories Behind Things

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Dear Rae

Helix Ring - Gold

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£150.00
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Description

Gold: A solid 9ct yellow gold ring with cutout detailing.

Silver: A solid sterling silver ring with cutout detailing.

Sizing

See Dear Rae’s size guide here.

When we think about mindful consumption, cost per use is a way of evaluating whether or not your purchase is sustainable or not. Asking questions like “will I use/wear this piece more than 30 times?” “Will I fix it when it breaks?” “When I’ve finished using it, will I extent the lifespan of the item by giving it to someone I know/charity?” All of these actions will decrease the overall carbon footprint of your purchase.

How do you work out the cost per use? Divide the price of the product by 30! We use 30 as this is the average amount of uses items are thought to have.

No animal products used

For more sizing enquiries check out the sizing tab next to the product.

The story behind Dear Rae

Dear Rae Jewellery is made up of natural lines and simple forms translating into handcrafted jewels made with solid 9ct gold, sterling silver, diamonds and semi-precious stones.

Each Dear Rae piece is designed and handcrafted in Cape Town, South Africa, by Karin Rae and her hand-picked team of goldsmiths, manufacturers, setters and designers. We work exclusively with solid metals - nothing is ever plated - and whether visiting our studio or purchasing online, you’ll always notice the highest quality craftsmanship.

"We’ve always had a strong emphasis on creating and producing consciously, and we are committed to working as sustainably as possible within our business. We are cognisant of the fact that our planet is demanding collective collaboration for a more sustainable future.

To do our part within our immediate communities, Dear Rae has pledged to donate 5% of all profits from every jewellery collection to a local charity or sustainability initiative."

Meet the Founder

Karin Rae Matthee’s love for jewellery began at Stellenbosch University where she studied a BA fine Art (Jewellery and Metal Techniques) and in 2008 completed a semester at the Pforzheim Hochschule in Germany.

After this, drawing on inspirations from her diverse South African and German familial heritage, Karin was inspired to launch Dear Rae in 2010. Karin’s passion for empowering and employing local South Africans has been a driving force in the business.

Each Dear Rae piece is designed and made by Karin and her hand picked manufacturers at her Cape Town based studio.