Ad Astra Rainbow String Bracelet 14k Solid Gold
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♺ Handcrafted in our NYC studio from 100% recycled gold
♡ Every sale helps an animal in need
Napoleon is said to have commissioned the first ever ring that used the secret language of gemstones to send a message to his love, the Empress Josephine. In this secret language, each gem stands for a letter of the alphabet. A is for Amethyst, D is for Diamond, and so on.
The Victorians were enchanted by the jewel alphabet, and rings spelling ‘regards’ and ‘dearest’ were the height of fashion in Paris and London in the mid 1800s. There were very few variations on those words due to the lack of gemstones (and perhaps imagination) at the time.
Sadly, this secret language was slowly forgotten and these pieces can now only be found in antique stores.
Common Era is reviving this charming tradition with the Ad Astra collection.
Rather than remake the traditional words from Victorian times, we’ve crafted your extraordinary piece to spell out the ancient Latin phrase Ad Astra, meaning ‘to the stars’, first penned by the Roman poet Virgil.
This solid 14k piece is crafted with waxed cord like the friendship bracelets of our youth.
When will my order ship?
All products ship within 1 business day, except for made-to-order pieces.
Do you ship internationally?
We sure do! Shipping is free globally.
What is your return policy?
We offer free change-of-mind returns for 45 days after purchase.
Do you offer shipping insurance?
Yes! We use Route to offer shipping insurance for a few dollars per order - it is automatically selected at checkout If you choose to remove the insurance from your order, your package will not be replaced or refunded if lost.
We use only conflict-free gems and 90% recycled gold and silver. All collections are crafted in our RJC-certified studio - the highest level of ethical and sustainability certification there is.
3% of all profits are donated to the Animal Welfare Institute, and we maintain additional ongoing donations to other organizations such as Slaughterhouse Survivors.
We are 100% woman-owned and independent. We do not have any outside investors and are entirely self-funded.