A beautiful piece of jewellerySheila Sormaz, 7 Feb 2023
Beautiful ringC.K., 13 Nov 2022
Lyra earrings - Delighted with my purchaseC., 28 Sep 2022
Bought Ara the altar pendant as a gift. Arrived as stated and loved by my partnerAndrius Dovydavicius, 12 Sep 2022
At Pearls & Pomegranates we save 20m² of rainforest for every order in partnership with Bioconservancy
Ara the altar's sustainability promise
Ara the altar's values concerning ethics and the environment inform every business decision. Lauren's aim is to provide assurance for like-minded individuals who are looking to make long lasting, purposeful purchases that strive for minimal impact on our only planet.
5% of orders is donated to Land is Life
Land is Life is a diverse, indigenous-led, international coalition working to advance the self-determination and collective rights of Indigenous peoples.
Handcrafted and made to order
Each one of Ara the altar's necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings are handmade by Lauren King, founder of Ara the altar, in Stockport (near Manchester), England, UK. All of the brand's designs are handmade to order, just for you.
Recycled sterling silver and 9ct yellow gold
Ara the altar commits to using only 100% recycled precious metal to reduce waste, environmental impact and repurpose existing material into something beautiful, with a conscience. For longevity, all of the band's pieces are made from solid recycled silver or gold, never plated or gold filled.
Ara the altar ensures that their own production process is vegan. They do not use industry standard polishing compounds that contain animal derivatives and refrain from any items that contain beeswax, leather or rawhide throughout their production process.
All elements of Ara the altar packaging have a purpose and can be recycled or composted, including recycled tissue paper and organic hemp fibre grown in Yorkshire. Accompanying cards are printed locally with vegetable ink on recycled card stock.
Every order is complemented with a dried flower, grown seasonally here in the UK. Lauren handwrites a little note to accompany every order, using her fountain pen and natural, vegan ink.
Ara the altar order and shipping details
Made to order in Stockport, England, UK by Lauren King, founder of Ara the altar, and dispatched from her to you.
As each item is made to order, please allow time for your order to be created before dispatch. Each product listing specifies the required amount of time for the item to be created before dispatch.
If you require something by a particular date, please get in touch before ordering to see what might be possible. Orders containing multiple items will be shipped together within the longest specified timescale stated on the relevant listing.
Once your order has been dispatched, you will receive e-mail notification and tracking information. If you cannot find your confirmation e-mails, please check your spam folder.
Ara the altar offers global shipping via Royal Mail.
Standard | Signed for: £4.50 (free for orders over £150)
Special delivery | Tracked and signed for: £8.50 to £10.50 (order value dependent)
EU | Tracked and / or signed for (destination dependent): £13.50
Rest of the world | Tracked and / or signed for (destination dependent): £15.50
Royal Mail aims to deliver to Europe within 2 to 10 working days and worldwide within 5 to 14 working days.
Please be advised that buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. Ara the altar and Pearls & Pomegranates cannot be held responsible for any delays due to customs.
If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your purchase from Ara the altar, you can request a return within 14 days of receipt. The item must be in its original condition and be returned in the packaging provided. Items that show signs of wear or damage will not be accepted.
You will be responsible for returning the item to Ara the altar. We recommend sending the item with a tracked service as we cannot be held responsible for any lost items or delays. You can request a return by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.