Sterling silver Jersey Bean rings, drop earrings and stud earrings. Pendants, charms, rings, cufflinks and key rings are all available in sterling silver or 18ct gold.
Jersey born folk, especially those with a long family history in the island, are colloquially known as Jersey Beans. Bean crock was a good, wholesome and honest staple food enjoyed by Jersey men and women and this comforting and tasty bean stew is still enjoyed to the present day, hence the nickname attributed to Jersey people.
Aurum have created beans in silver and gold, so pick from our freshly made crock of beans. You can also have some fun personalising your beans or adorning them with the odd gemstone or two.
The ormer evokes an emotive response within the Jersey community and it is no exaggeration to say that for many people ormering is part of Jersey life and long hours are spent searching for and gathering this delicacy. Undoubtedly it is part of the Island’s heritage, ranking alongside the Jersey cow and the Jersey Royal Potato.
As well as being valued as a culinary delicacy, much of the English furniture of the 18th and 19th century with mother of pearl inlay is ormer shell from the Channel Islands.
As ormers live on the lower shore, access to the areas can only be obtained on the big ‘spring’ tides. As a further protective measure, a gatherer may only catch ormers on the day of the new or full moon and the 3 following days, between 30th September and 1st May.
We have designed and handcrafted our replica ormer shell in pendants and cufflinks in sterling silver (or to order in 18ct gold and platinum) and finished them using various techniques such as polishing, satining and oxidising.
BLAMPIED (pronounced BLOM-P-YEAH) = BLANC PIED = WHITE FOOT
Our Jersey family name is the root which anchors us in our island home and the foot that we have created is not only symbolic to our jewellery business but is also a shape which evokes a carefree joie-de-vivre.
The ‘Blampied,’ the white foot, is fashioned in any of the beautiful and desirable white metals: silver, 18ct white gold or platinum, in a delightful tactile shape. Whether made into a pendant, a bracelet or a pair of cufflinks, the ‘Blampied’ can be set with a diamond or coloured gemstone toes or left simply plain and polished.
To celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Liberation day being marked here in the Channel Islands, special to so many Channel Islanders, we commemorated it by creating a white dove symbolising both peace and liberty.
We created a Limited Edition of 75 18ct white gold dove pendants with diamond wings. We also created a selection of silver dove pendants with diamond eyes and plain silver dove pendants.
We hope that our Dove is a symbol of peace, love and freedom, not only in terms of what that meant to islanders back in 1945, but also in its relevance to us today in our challenging world.
Jersey people are traditionally called ‘crapauds’, the French word for ‘toads’. Jersey was the last Channel Island to be cut off after the Ice Age so the common toad occurs only here, and this is the most likely reason for the colloquial name of Jersey people.
Rather than croak about their nickname, the people of Jersey take a certain ironic pride in their ‘crapaud’ status. So proud are they of their moniker that the capital, St.Helier, has boasted a public sculpture of the creature since 2004. The bronze crapaud squats proudly atop his nine-foot column in Charing Cross, an area previously known for its marshland toads.