↞ The Gem & Tonik Story ↠
I began Gem & Tonik as a hobby and passion project in 2014 after completing a course in Silversmithing at NMIT. It was the perfect way for me to channel my passion for working with my hands, combining it with my love for history, mythology, nature and all things magical. Each piece I make is created without machinery, casts, moulds or pre-made parts, using both traditional and experimental Silversmithing practices. I also focus on running a business that is eco-friendly and cruelty-free, working only with recycled fine and sterling silver, as well as using ethically sourced stones and recycled hand tools. I don’t use any harmful chemicals in both my work and the creating process, utilizing natural and vegan alternatives like organic cotton cords, soy wax, natural patinas (that are then used to fertilise my garden!) and citric acid. This ensures each Gem & Tonik piece is a complete one of a kind, made with an absolute love for the earth.
I'd like to think that when somebody wears a piece that I make, they get to keep a little bit of magic with them. Each stone perfectly encapsulates nature at its most beautiful, and combining materials that are billions of years old carries with it such rich history and meaning. I aim to create jewels that can become heirlooms to pass down to future generations, pieces that speak out and call to your soul. My designs are filled with love and pure intention, and I hope that translates into treasures that can be adored for years to come!
Elle Perry; the one-woman show behind Gem & Tonik.
An example of how a Gem & Tonik piece is made. Each design can take hours or even days to make from start to completion.