“Jewelry has the power to be the one little thing that makes you feel unique.” As we love this quote, we went looking for a unique location which represents our newest collection. And so we found the perfect (hot)spots in Iceland. Why Iceland? First of all, it offers a lot of beautiful colors in its landscape, and because the collection is nature-inspired, Iceland was definitely on our bucket list. Going to Iceland with (ok, we admit) enormous expectations, we still have been amazed and flabbergasted by the beauty of nature we found there. Take a closer look at the collection, and you’ll find that sort of beauty back in the stones integrated into the necklaces, bracelets, and rings. The (semi-precious) colorful gemstones give the jewelry a magical touch and let you dream big.
The gemstones in our jewelry will fit each personality, so we are honored to introduce you shortly to a couple of our favorite elements which give the jewelry you wear, that personal (inspirational) touch. The first stone you find back in the collection, is the Amethyst we fell in love with. Known for its unique dark purple hues. The stone will give the jewelry you wear a sooting touch and is extensively used in jewelry making given its extreme hardness.
Another nature-inspired semi-precious gemstone is the London Blue Topaz, which has a stunning deep blue color. Iceland’s Blue Lagoon has the same color as this stone. It’s associated with peace and tranquility and gives you an instant feeling of relaxation. The stone is incorporated into a lot of items in our newest collection like the bracelets, necklaces, and rings. Lucky bastards, if you are like us, in love at first sight. The Citrine (yellow) stone is associated with luxury and opulence. The citrine is often referred to as the money stone because it brings prosperity and abundance to the wearer. Being fancy schmancy in yellow? Yes, please.
We want to share with you guys, our favorite hotspots we discovered while shooting in Iceland. If you were not already planning a trip, be prepared, after this blogpost you may feel the need to run to the nearest travel agency and book the journey. We got your back :)
1. Strokkur Geysir
While doing some research, you certainly will find the Geysir back as one of the top spots to be in Iceland. The strokkur Geyser is one of the most persistent geysers in the world and lies in the Haukadalur valley at the base of Laugarfjall hill about 50 m from the site of the famous, but rarely active, “Geysir” which is the source of the generic name given to this kind of hot springs.
2. Solheim-Asan DUR
The Sólheimasandur plane wreckage is a famous site in Iceland where a plane crashed in November 1973. The US Navy airplane, a Douglas Super DC-3, was forced to crash land on Sólheimasandur beach. The crew all survived the impact, but the plane was abandoned and still lies there after four decades. It’s worth to check it out. The only thing you may have to know before you start your walk (yes, walk!). Warm up your legs, because the walk is like 2,5 miles to get to the wreckage. So bring on your inner sporty spice. We promise it’s worth it.
Another must-see place is Skogafoss, a waterfall situated on the Skoga River in the south of Iceland at the cliffs of the former coastline. Climbing the 370 steps to the top of Skogafoss waterfall rewards visitors with an awe-inspiring view out over southern Iceland’s coastline. This is also the start of the Fimmvorduhals pass, a popular hiking route. It is possible to walk behind the waterfall so bring a raincoat as you will get wet from the drizzle. It is awesome walking behind Seljalandsfoss, especially on a sunny day when one can catch a rainbow.
4. Blue Lagoon
If there’s any one attraction you’re planning to visit in Iceland, it’s very likely the Blue Lagoon. It’s the most popular destination in Iceland. The land is natural, as is the lava that shapes the pool, but the water is the result of runoff from the geothermal plant next door. The ultimate tip we can give is; don’t get your hair touched by the water. Even with an overdue of conditioner, it’s damaged for days. But don’t let that hold you back. Just be prepared and don’t dive too enthusiast into the water :)
5. Glaciers in Island
Fire and ice… no, we don’t refer to the Ellie Golding song right now but to the glaciers and volcanoes dotted around the island. A glacier is a large, persistent block of ice. Glaciers only form on land when snow stays long enough in one place to turn into ice. Over the years, the snow is compressed into thick ice masses. We’ve been looking for the perfect spot to shoot and, oh yes, found it. Look at the color of the water. Do we need to say more?
We are aware that you may no longer are reading this last part because you are are crossing to the nearest travel agency. As we said, we got your back :) You have this one life. Plan the trip, take the plane and follow your dreams. We hope you got inspired by the beauty of Iceland and of course of our newest collection.
See you soon!