Our Handmade Story

We are 100% Handmade

Watch how we craft raw-silver to jewellery

The Ayana Jewellery Team

Lauren Batten

   

Founder, Designer Maker

Graduated as a Silversmith Jeweller, Lauren is the brains behind the Ayana Jewellery, the product developer and designer, handcrafting each jewellery from raw-silver to the finished product.

Vincent Koc

     

Co-Founder, Marketing & Brand

From a media & advertising background, Vincent is the branding and marketing side of Ayana Jewellery. Supporting Lauren from product development and bouncing idea’s.

Behind The Brand

NAME ‘AYANA’ ORIGIN (AFRICAN-SOMALI): Meaning 'beautiful flower'

Ayana Jewellery creates affordable, high-quality jewellery with a timeless twist for discerning men and women looking for minimal, Australian handcrafted pieces to express their unique style.

Lauren and Vincent met in London back in 2012 and soon after settled in Sydney, where Ayana Jewellery was reborn.

Lauren, a qualified silversmith, is the designer and maker behind the brand, handmaking each piece of jewellery from start to finish.

Vincent, with his marketing background, supports Ayana with branding, product development and web design expertise.

The Handmade Jewellery

In the studio, Lauren works on a “small batch” model, handcrafting the jewellery in small batches from their home studio rather than each piece to order. Meaning costs can be kept down to keep the end pieces affordable…because everyone deserves to wear and enjoy handmade jewellery.

Ayana Jewellery collections include necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings and a popular stud range all with a geometric feel. Alongside the sterling silver, the brand has a beautiful “Luxe” range – the same beautifully finished jewellery in sterling silver, then plated in 14k Italian Rose Gold – for a little bit of luxury every day.

Find out where we are next: Ayana Markets

Ethically Made Jewellery

Ayana Jewellery strives for ethical, environmentally friendly and locally sourced where possible. Our products are designed and handmade from raw silver sourced from reputable Australian and British companies whom have strict standards such as ISO & Fairtrade.

Striving to keep their environmental impact down by using 100% recycled silver when possible, creating the jewellery in a small eco-friendly studio with no harsh chemicals in the production process. All the jewellery is nickel free. The plated pieces are handmade in sterling silver, then hand-plated by a small family run business in Sydney. Our stacking rings are made from Argentium Silver, a brighter and whiter metal than Sterling and White Gold which doesn’t tarnish.

We aim to keep packaging minimal – the jewellery is packed in small pottles/tins or wrapped in acid free tissue paper or in a fabric pouch. The packaging can be reused for storage of the jewellery and perfect for travelling.