Kontrast Project

Minsten necklace

249 NOK / In stock.
Details
Metal: 925 silver
Silver chain: 45cm

Design and material

The Minsten necklace is perfect for both formal and informal occasions. The chain is light weighted and can be combined and styled in different ways. Our design represents quality, longevity, and sustainability.

In general our jewelry is designed to create minimal impact on our environment by using sustainable materials. For our jewelry collection we use recycled inner tubes from tires and sterling silver. The use of recycled inner tubes is a conscious choice both regarding design, quality and our environment. When traveling back from Nepal to Scandinavia we put the used inner tubes in our luggage. In this way the material is not burned on the streets causing toxic gasses and pollution for the community. Instead reused and recycled safely.

98% of the silver used for the production is remelted silver. Therefor only 2% silver comes directly from the silver mines. The melting process is done in a factory in Germany.

Maintenance and care

In general, any type of metal jewelry should avoid contact with water. Therefore try to remember to take off the jewelry when washing hands, taking a bath or a swim, doing sports or physical activities, or going to sleep. Avoid perfume and lotion on your jewelry, and keep your jewelry separate by using jewelry boxes or bags. In this way scratching and damage is avoided.

Silver is a natural material, representing timeless quality. Still, silver oxidizes naturally from our climate. Thus, you should not leave your silver jewelry in the bathroom. The moisture in the room turns the metal dark. Acid from body sweat can also make your silver jewelry dark through oxidization. We recommend you to do a regular polishing of your silver jewelry by using normal silver cleaner.

If the black color of the recycled inner tube starts to fade you can always polish it using any type of vegetable oil (everything from olive oil to argan oil). Apply a drop of the oil on a piece of soft paper, or a cotton cloth, and polish.

Shipping

Always free delivery of all orders above 1500 NOK

Normal delivery time 7 to 10 days.

Returns are free of charge.

Returns must be made within 30 days.

Steps Foundation Nepal

30% of the profits from the jewelry sold are channeled to a local NGO – Steps Foundation Nepal. The foundation was established in 2014 by Beni Ghale, a health worker, midwife, and a business entrepreneur who fights for gender equality and women’s rights in Nepal. The organization provides health education, washable sanitary pads for women in remote villages of Nepal, and teaches women about their legal rights.