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:
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. :)



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