Where is Mantra made?
When we first started to
design Mantra Jewellery, we had to decide where to have it made.
Mantra is made from 925
Sterling Silver, with some of it plated in 18ct Rose and Yellow Gold – so we
knew it had to be somewhere that specialised in working with Sterling Silver,
and with a strong jewellery tradition.
We also knew that we wanted
somewhere with excellent craftsmanship, where the manufacturing process and
quality control would be of an extremely high standard.
But in addition, we wanted
somewhere inspiring and uplifting; somewhere with a spiritual connection;
somewhere with a deep history and collective memory of jewellery-making; and
with an understanding of what Mantra stands for.
There was only one place in
our minds that met all these criteria: Thailand.
Thailand is world-famous for
its exceptional silver and fine artisanal jewellery designs. The history behind
Thailand's well-developed silver market extends through many generations,
starting with the production of fine silverware and decorative items such as
ladles and bowls; moving over the years to finer silverwork and jewellery
The Northern region of
Thailand and the Hill Tribes are particularly famous for the production of fine
silverwork and jewellery, as Northern Thai Silver is renowned for its high
level of purity (often up to 99.9%), and for its fine craftsmanship, typically
featuring intricate details. The same handcrafting methods used hundreds of
years ago are still used today by many of the world's finest silver artisans.
But the skills have spread
across the country, and the area around Bangkok now has a large jewellery
specialism, alongside Chiang Mai and the hills. And Thailand is now the largest
exporter of silver jewellery in the world.
And of course, Thailand is
also a truly beautiful country of white sandy beaches, palm trees, tropical
forests, mist-covered mountains, and ancient monuments. It is a land of
Buddhism, of yoga, of yellow-robed monks; it is known as the Land of Smiles,
with truly friendly people, and an other-worldly, mystical feel.
So – the perfect place to
make Mantra Jewellery!