asterlingidea (a-sterling-idea) is a Scottish jewellery
design company specialising in raw and organic jewellery. Founded by
Hannah Morris-Knowles in 2012, asterlingidea uses precious metals and
gemstones to create odd pieces that force a juxtoposition between the
beauty refracted in the stones with the harsh textures of molten metal.
It is not for everyone. Our jewellery doesn't desire to
be fawned over, it desires to be worn, to be seen, to create a small
statement about its wearer. It is unapoligetic, rough, and big. But
bright, comfortable and very individual.
At asterlingidea we believe in recycling. From scrap
metal to tools and even our aprons - we ALWAYS try to reduce and reuse
our waste. We are a registered fairtrade goldsmith and can source metal
that is 100% recycled, traceable and audited. Our gemstones and diamonds
are recycled where possible and we have full access to a range of
ethically sourced and mined stones.
Our main focus is on one of a kind, handmade jewellery
where every last detail is made by us. We set our own stones, draw our
own wire and use traditional metal working techniques.