New luxury accessories brand Oushaba has launched its first collection, “Connection Salvaged”. It recycles electronic waste and fuses it with gold and precious stones to create high-end jewelry.
If you pass someone with an electronic card as a pendant, don’t think they’re crazy! It’s just the first collection from London-based luxury accessories brand Oushaba. The jewelry house has actually launched a collection of 38 pieces of jewelry, titled “Connection Salvaged”, made from used phone circuit boards, USB sticks and charging cables.
The collection includes necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings, made from 22-karat yellow or 18-karat white gold and silver. The jewelry, adorned with diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires, seems to draw its inspiration from ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman jewelry.
Like the e-waste, the gold and silver used in the manufacturing process are from recycled industrial waste. The gemstones, meanwhile, come from suppliers certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council. The brand also said customers have the option of customizing their jewelry using components from their own phones.
“Our jewelry is handcrafted by third-generation goldsmiths in Sicily using traditional lost-wax casting techniques and time-honored traditions, combined with modern materials”, Oushaba says.
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