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Shopping With A Conscience

Shopping With A Conscience

Here at Norbu, our ethics and ethos are a huge part of who we are as a brand. Right from the start, we knew that we wanted to try and do things differently. Fast fashion is everywhere, producing cheap merchandise at the expense of some of the poorest people in the world. It is easy to consume with no conscience on a daily basis, and we endeavour to play no part in that. Here is our ethos:  "In managing our business we want to play our part in creating a better, fairer world where we try to live in balance with our planet and its...

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Sterling Silver 925- What Is It And Why Do We Use It?

Sterling Silver 925- What Is It And Why Do We Use It?

We work with sterling silver when creating most of our pieces. Whether it be rings, earrings or pendants, it's our precious metal of choice. But what exactly is sterling silver 925? In short, sterling silver in its 925 form is created using at least 92.5% pure silver, and around 7.5% from other metals for strength. Usually, the other metal is either copper, platinum, zinc or germanium. Silver at 99.9% purity is usually a little bit too soft for using in jewellery- which is why we strengthen it with other metals. Caring for your sterling silver jewellery is easy, another reason why...

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