Vicky Kandis and Katia Samson, the creator of Sharing jewellery, have shared their joy of travel throughout their enduring friendship and Vicky is very proud to exclusively stock her one-of-a-kind exquisite pieces in Australia.
Sharing was created in 2009 as result of an infatuation with a necklace, one which would lead Katia to meet three Tibetan nuns. Exiled in India after years imprisoned in Lhasa for participating in peaceful demonstration against the Chinese occupation, the nuns had learnt how to make delicate jewellery using an intricate technique of micro macrame.
From 2009, they’ve been refuged in Belgium, and they are still part of the Sharing family. Since then the brand has grown and been enriched by new encounters and new creations and the artisans are now based in Kashmir and Rajasthan.
Each piece of jewellery is bespoke, composed of both precious and semi-precious faceted gemstones, encased in a hand-made delicate yet resistant thread of micro-macrame, which is strewn with smaller gem stones.
Katia hand-picks each stone herself and a story is woven literally from each piece. Each stone represents properties for the wearer, ranging from the balance, peace and inner joy derived from the emerald, to the soothing and regenerative benefits of the labradorite. However, it is also the sheer beauty and individual nature of each creation that appeals - the variety of thread colours, stone sizes and threaded smaller stones ensures each piece is like no other.