The idea behind Aktaie was born during our long beach walks along the shores of the North Sea in Norfolk, UK. Watching the waves, I could not help but admire the fluidity of their movement and cleanliness of lines as they move towards the shore before curling and finally breaking. The waves would often bring beautiful stones such as sardonyx, smoky quartz and carnelian that were shaped and tumbled by the ocean over many years making them smooth and rounded. There was such beauty in those natural stones and their flawed shapes that it inspired me to create jewellery that is simple and sophisticated, jewellery that is perfectly imperfect, create designs where nothing detracts from the beauty of the stone, designs reminiscing of shapes and lines found in nature.
Name Aktaie was not chosen by chance. Being one of the fifty Neireids, Aktaie is the Greek goddess of the seashore, it seemed like Aktaie herself gifted me the idea that has inspired the creation of the brand.
Most of our stones come from India, where in Jaipur the lovely husband and wife cut and facet gems by hand. I see great beauty in slight imperfections and variations in colour, because just like it is in nature – nothing is ever absolutely perfect. All the pieces are handmade by me in my studio in Norfolk. The gemstones I use are completely unique and there will be no other like it in shape, size or colour which makes each Aktaie piece one of a kind.
|AKTAIE Reflections Aquamarine Ring||The pale blue aquamarines resemble the calm waters of the sea. This "Reflections" design is reminiscent of those reflections on the surface of the water... We use natural stones that are cut and...||£140.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Watermelon Tourmaline Ring in green||This simple yet chic ring features a beautiful triangular shaped watermelon tourmaline. The open back setting allows for more light to penetrate the stone revealing its true beauty: various shades...||£140.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Air Tourmaline Ring||This chic ring features a beautiful drop shaped tourmaline with delicate hues of lilac and green. The open back setting allows for more light to penetrate the stone revealing its true beauty. The...||£135.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Watermelon Tourmaline Ring in red||This simple yet chic ring features a beautiful drop shaped watermelon tourmaline. The open back setting allows for more light to penetrate the stone revealing its true beauty: various shades of...||£135.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Sea Tanzanite Ring in gold||This stunning ring features a vibrant lilac blue tanzanite that has been encased in sterling silver bezel. The lightly hammered 9 carat gold band of the ring reflects the light beautifully....||£115.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Air Labradorite Ring||This elegant ring features a beautiful rose cut khaki green labradorite that displays bright golden flashes. The open back setting allows for more light to penetrate the stone revealing its true...||£110.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Echo Gold Earrings with amazonites||These simple yet chic earrings are crafted from thicker gauge 9 carat gold and sterling silver and have a smooth satin finish. The irregular shaped loops are adorned with a line of micro faceted...||£110.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Sea Rainbow Moonstone Ring||Celebrating beauty from an inclusive and healthy perspective, dome BEAUTY began with this delicate ring features an irregular shaped rainbow moonstone that displays stunning flashes of blue and...||£105.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Air Agate Ring||A beautiful milky white dendritic agate encased in silver bezel and adrorned with tiny silver grains. Natural black inclusions within the stone resemble moss and are completely unique. We use...||£100.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Echo Gold Earrings with amazonite drops||These simple yet chic earrings are crafted from 9 carat gold and sterling silver and have a smooth satin finish. The irregular shaped loops are adorned with tiny faceted amazonite beads. We use...||£90.00 GBP|
|AKTAIE Sea Urchin Carnelian Bracelet||This vibrant bracelet features a delicate gold plated sea urchin bead surrounded by faceted carnelian and gold plated spacer beads. The size can be adjusted with the sliding knot fastening. All...||£45.00 GBP|