At Harfi, we pride ourselves on producing beautiful, ethically handmade jewellery and accessories. We work closely with artisan co-operatives around the globe, combining contemporary design with traditional handcrafting techniques to create truly unique pieces. Our transparent supply chain is at the heart of what we do, ensuring the profit is received directly by the artisan’s local community as well as preserving traditional crafting techniques for posterity. Ethics and sustainability are at the forefront of our brand; a brand that exists to champion the handmade work of talented artisans.
The beauty of our lovingly handcrafted pieces is that they have a story before they even reach your hands; they are truly feel-good pieces. Shopping artisanal pieces with Harfi brings character and individuality to your wardrobe, allowing for a true expression of your identity and values. Now, more than ever before, you may be looking to add a personal touch to your Christmas gift shopping and, to make your lives a little easier, we have compiled a list of our top 5 handmade Christmas gifts.
1) Bina Earrings & Bina Ring (Azurite)
Our eye-catching Bina earrings capitalise on the trend of the statement stud earring, perfectly complemented by the Bina ring. Handmade by a small artisan co-operative in India, the pieces offer a contemporary take on
traditional handcrafted jewellery techniques. The original design and unique patterns in the azurite combine with hand-craftsmanship to bring individuality to your wardrobe; each ring and earring is unique.
The use of azurite, besides its gorgeous colour and unique pattern, also harnesses the healing power of gemstones. Referred to as the ‘stone of heaven’, azurite is said to strengthen intuition and harness spiritual power through the activation of the third eye chakra. This aids the reach of a higher consciousness, while also stimulating intellect and enhancing creativity. In fact, it could be helpful when studying, helping you retain information. It also resonates with the throat chakra, stimulating communication.
2) Idika Earrings & Idika Ring - Dalmatian Jasper
Our Idika earrings and ring are handcrafted by artisans in Jaipur, India. The ethically sourced, dalmatian jasper gemstones provide unique patterns that provide a striking addition to any outfit! Combining black, white and rust orange colours this subtle piece will work well individually or as a part of a layered look. It makes the perfect one-of-a-kind gift.
Dalmatian jasper is known for its grounding energy, promoting close relationships and devotion to others. It also encourages optimism and a positive outlook on life. As you may have guessed, the name of the stone came from the resemblance to the coat of the lovely dalmatian dog! The black spots of the tourmaline are said to bring good luck and happiness to those who wear it.
This Artisan-made Turkish Hammam towel is the perfect gift for an eco-conscious loved one. Not only is the organic, flat-woven cotton used outstandingly absorbent, it also gets softer with each wash. The lightweight, compact and quick-drying nature of Hammam towels makes them convenient travel companions, although the stylish, contemporary geometric pattern would be a welcome addition to any bathroom.
Attractive and colourful, this towel is eye-catching however it is worn or used, and its being handmade by an artisan co-operative ensures character and individuality. Their versatility makes Hammam towels an essential gift for your loved ones!
4) Ella Earrings & Ella Ring - Opal & Copper Turquoise
The gorgeous and colourful Ella earrings are made up of a pear-shaped opal, copper turquoise gemstone set onto a rose gold base, matching the Ella ring. Set in a rose gold vermeil setting they are the perfect everyday earrings to
create an elegant and iconic look. They are lovingly handmade by our artisan partners in Jaipur, India on a 925 sterling silver base with a thick 2.5 micron plating of rose gold for durability so that you can enjoy them for a long
The iridescent opal used is eye-catching, while also being associated with luck. Opal is known to intensify emotional states and release inhibitions. Symbolising and stimulating loyalty and faithfulness, it makes a poignant gift to a loved
5) Myra Earrings & Myra Bracelet - Chalcedony
The Myra earrings are the perfect marriage of classic and contemporary, utilising a timeless silhouette that complements a growing trend towards natural stone and organic shapes. The perfect finishing for evening attire, or to add statement to your outfit, the use of semi-precious chalcedony gemstones set in gold vermeil plating ensures durability and thus sustainability.
The chalcedony gemstone improves emotional balance, promoting feelings of benevolence and generosity in the wearer and absorbing negative energy. It is known to bring the mind, body, emotions and spirit into harmony, alleviating hostility or self-doubt. Pink chalcedony deepens one’s own positive personal traits helping to achieve ambition, while white chalcedony has a soothing effect on the psyche, rehabilitating the mind from life’s stresses.