The Story of Arborea

Arborea Jewellery is based in Devon and offers nature-inspired ethical eco friendly jewellery. All the silver used is 100% recycled, including the necklace chains, ear scrolls and solder. The stones, are reclaimed from vintage jewellery, or from small artisan mines which are government registered and fair-trade, which have signed up to eventually return the mines to the environment. All packaging materials are 100% recycled and recyclable, and Christy only uses non-toxic and vegan-friendly tools and materials to create her pieces.

At the beginning of her career in conservation she was doing seasonal work. This resulted in empty winters and the beginnings of cabin fever. So she decided to starting making jewellery and focus on learning new skills. Working in conservation gives her a thorough understanding of how we affect our environment and what we can do to protect it. Being so focused on this in her day-to-day work it started to come across in her jewellery, buying only recycled silver and creating nature inspired designs – this is when Arborea Jewellery was born. Arborea is Latin for ‘tree’ as she's a bit of a botanist, and every animal and plant has its own Latin name.

Since then she have been finding more and more eco-friendly alternatives, in order to give customers the full sustainable experience. She believes that purchasing a piece of her jewellery is not only something you wear, but something you stand for. She has recently pledged to donate 5% of every sale to Conservation International.

Arborea Jewellery has made over 200 sales since starting in 2016, selling on 3 different platforms, with over 30 five star reviews including the well known vlogger Blue Ollis.

Press coverage
"find out how independent jewellery makers are changing the tide"
Recycled Silver Jewellery – The New Sustainable Accessory Trend
Ecohustler - May 17, 2018
"If you have a special woman in your life or somebody who just loves to wear jewellery, this is a great gift"
Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas | Minimalist + Thrifty
Zero Waste Christmas Gift Ideas | Minimalist + Thrifty - December 17, 2017
"It’s not only what we wear but it’s also what we stand for"
Conservationist Turned Jeweller
Conservationist Turned Jeweller - March 05, 2018
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Christy Tolliday
Owner, Designer
hello@arboreajewellery.com, 01884799468
Christy created Arborea Jewellery and has been making silver jewellery for 3 years. Working in conservation, she dreams about running around bare foot in flower meadows wearing floaty dresses but realistically mostly sits behind a computer or galavants around the countryside in wellie boots. When she's not trying to save the planet she's walking her dogs or out in the garden tending to the veg in dungarees, singing much to the tune of 'The Good Life'
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"I bought a stunning hand hammered ring which I am really happy with. It is an amazing fit on my tiny (size I) finger and sits beautifully with a ring my husband bought me. I am really happy with it and will definitely recommend you to friends and family."
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"Christy made me a wonderful custom Mountain Necklace. She paid diligent attention to detail in what I wanted, and it turned out exactly perfect! I love this necklace so much, thankyou Christy for making my dreams come true!"
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"A generous and thoughtful seller with great communication, and the ring itself was gorgeous. The receipent was delighted too. Couldn't recommend more. I made everything complicated but they rolled with it. Very happy."
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