Thursday, 22 November 2007

POLISHed Pieces


A big Hola to Miss Ola Voyna!

My favourite Polish designer who I raved about in September is on her winning streak again. After her successful furniture collection (featuring my to-die-for oyster bed), she is now launching her fabulous jewelry collection.


Her designs are subtle and elegant.The necklaces are made of Striped Flint, a stone which can be found only in Vistula Basin, a small region of Eastern Poland, which makes it probably one of the rarest known stones in the world.

As I am clueless what a striped flint (Flint+stone+Poland= The Flintstones are from Poland? Hmmm) is, I did some Google research, and what I found was breathtaking.

  • Striped flint (also known as banded flint) are rare than diamonds---it can only be found in one place on earth, in Poland, on the Vistula River, near the town of Sandomierz.
  • It has been named the "stone of optimism", since wearing flint jewelry increases one's positive energies. Celebrities like Victoria Beckham, Madonna, Robbie Williams and Boy George have been seen wearing a flint jewellery and it's becoming more and more popular not only in Europe but around the world.
  • The stone is characterized by three most significant properties of a jewellery---hardness, uniqueness and ornamental properties.
  • Each lump of striped flint has an individual arrangement of bands, making them unique pieces of jewellery as their form is being dictated by the stone itself.
  • Because of its rarity, it is oftentimes called "the Polish diamond".
  • In the Neolithic Period, our ancestors used them for lighting fire and as ornaments (hmm..didn't know that the cavemen were fashionable too!).
Striped flints come in different colours but honestly, I like the lighter shade that Ola used for this collection. To learn more and to order, please visit Ola Voyna's website: www.olavoyna.com
and yes, she delivers, even if you are in Timbuktu.

Now Miss Ola, I'll be waiting for my striped flint ring on the post together with the fit, blond, blue-eyed Polish hunk that comes with it. :)

Besos!

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