Knowing how we connect with history and place, gives us a better sense of ourselves. Incorporating personal items into our lives that are rich in symbolism, history or myth enable us to connect with the past and make those stories part of our own. Stories are food for the soul. They infuse the mundane with meaning and add to our personal mythology.
A unique piece of jewelry, chosen for its inherent qualities and the meaning it holds for the wearer is much more than a beautiful accessory or means of personal expression. It can also be a source of personal power because of the feelings it evokes whenever you wear it.
The Purple Raven Boutique is about bold, elegant jewelry for women and men, in copper, bronze, sterling silver and gold-filled metals. Our techniques are rooted in history, but our designs are at home in the modern age. Story and meaning drive our work. We tell clients the story behind each piece, to help them understand what moved us to create it and what draws them to it.
Our home is in Newfoundland and Labrador, a place of rugged beauty, steeped in history and rich in culture. Many of our pieces have been inspired by the stories of this place and our experiences as a part of it. Our L'Anse Aux Meadows Collection features Viking wire knitting and chainmail techniques and draws inspiration from the Norse history and their connection to this place. The Traditions Collection draws upon the stories and traditions we grew up with - like the White Fleet, Sheleigh's Brush, and the annual church garden party. The Flora and Fauna Collection draws inspiration from the stark beauty of our rugged landscape. And the Story Pendant Collection features one-of-a-kind cabochons that each have a unique story to tell.
Our public studio is located at the Quidi Vidi Village Plantation, in St. John's, Newfoundland. The Plant is open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Feel free to drop by and see what we're making!
At The Purple Raven Boutique, every piece of jewelry tells a story. Make one part of yours.