Jewelry designer Gilly Combe creates beautiful handmade jewelry and sells them exclusively on her website under the brand name Orbora.
The Orbora collection includes stylish contemporary designs in Sterling silver, a range of modern classics in small limited editions and their Signature Collection of beautiful one-of-a-kind gemstone designs.
Orbora jewelry are made in the UK and therefore are mostly spelled Orbora Jewellery. Yes, those subtle spelling differences across the ocean.
When you buy them online, all Orbora jewelry comes in its own organza pouch and box. This is then elegantly gift wrapped at no extra charge in satin black gift wrap, tied with a single length of black ribbon and finished with pink sealing wax embossed with the Orbora logo.
As an example, these two exceptionally large (approx. 2cm) and lustrous baroque fresh water pearls are suspended on fine 9kt gold chain for movement. Effortlessly elegant these earrings including 9kt gold ear wires measure approx. 2 1/4 inches. The reasonable price tag is £150.00.
Orders are despatched within one working day subject to clearance of payment. Delivery to addresses within the UK costs £7.00. Delivery to the EU is £10.00 and to the USA is £12.00. Packages are sent via Royal Mail.
In the image below, this fabulous handmade pendant of a ruby bearing snake entwined around a silver diamond shaped frame is paired with an extra long necklace of faceted labradorite and ruby. The neckalce measures approximately 34 inches, fastens with a lobster clasp and can be worn double. The pendant measures approximately 3 1/4 inches by 2 3/4 inches and is fisnished with a ruby drop. The price tag for this necklace is £245.00.
All Orbora jewelry is individually handcrafted and may include one or more of the following elements, as described in the Orbora website.
Gemstones – Only genuine precious and semi-precious stones are used in Orbora jewelry. They are hand picked by Gilly and sourced from all over the world. Occasional inclusions are an inherent characteristic of this natural product.
GoldGold is the most malleable and resistant to oxidation of all metals. It is possible to beat a single gram of gold into a sheet measuring a square meter. The purest form of gold is 24 karats (or parts), but in this state it is far too soft a metal for jewelry manufacture. Consequently it is alloyed with other metals for strength and variations in colour. Thus, 18k gold is 18 parts pure gold and and 6 parts other metals.
Gold vermeil (pronounced vehr-MAY) is Sterling silver which has been electroplated with gold (usually 22k or 24k). It is also known as silver gilt.
Gold fill14k gold which has been heat and pressure bonded to brass. Unlike gold plate, gold filled findings have ten times the thickness of gold and are extremely durable and tarnish resistant.
Sterling silver92.5 percent pure silver.
Hill Tribe silver beads from Thailand and Bali. A slightly softer metal than Sterling silver which has a consequently higher silver content (typically 95-99%).
Pearls – Cultured pearls from freshwater molluscs.
Bone – Natural and dyed bone from India.
To learn more and purchase Orbora Jewelry, visit the Orbora Website.