01 October 2021 3 min read
22 September 2021 5 min read
05 September 2021 4 min read
The team at illi love to travel. When we aren’t busy running things here, you'll find us planning our next adventure. Our love of travel and the earth inspired us to start this company. Every piece in our collections is named after somewhere very close to our hearts. So, with that in mind, we’re excited to begin a series of blog posts talking about some of our all time favourite spots. First up, a look at some of the best cafés in Antibes...
20 August 2021 4 min read
Alexandrite is the chameleon of gemstones. Rare and mysterious. Shifting from vivid green to intense red and back again with the changing light. It sounds like something straight out of a dragon’s lair. It’s the stone’s unique ability to change colour in different light that draws so many to the beauty of this incredible mineral.
Here at illi, we’re big fans of gorgeous alexandrite, featuring it in some of our finest pieces. Keep reading to learn more about this fascinating gem...
03 August 2021 4 min read
27 July 2021 2 min read
A love of the world around us is what inspired us to launch a range of sustainable, eco friendly jewellery that has a minimal impact on the environment.
We’ve seen the damage to land, ecosystems and local biodiversity wrought by traditional diamond, metal and gemstone mining. Wide scale devastation and toxic pollution, contributing to an ever growing climate crisis...
12 July 2021 4 min read
Gold. Brilliant, beautiful and virtually indestructible. Some scientists believe gold originated from a giant star hitting earth billions of years ago.
Found either in crystallised mineral sheets of rock (rock gold), or in the form of flakes found in soil, sand or silt left behind by water flow (alluvial gold), it’s estimated that between 190,000 and 200,000 tonnes of gold has been extracted...
28 June 2021 6 min read
At illi, our mission is to create beautiful jewellery that is kinder to the planet. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
When it comes to how we spend, today’s consumers are looking more closely at what’s behind the curtain. Whether that’s food production, fast fashion or, in our case, fine jewellery...
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