Elvetia – a Luxury Swiss Sustainable Love Affair

Hi Everyone,

It’s not everyday that you make a discovery this spectacular…

Imagine being able to go hiking with a local crystal hunter in the Swiss mountains to  find your very own crystal and then have it set in a beautiful 18 carrot gold or silver setting of your liking. This is something which can be booked with jewellery designer Jelena Brkic, founder of ELVETIA.

See here for more information about the crystal seeking tours and the next dates these will be taking place.  Enjoy an introduction into the world of Swiss rock crystals and minerals, as well as expert care during the whole day. Certainly an experience not to be forgotten with a very unique souvenir at the end of it all.

Keep on reading to find out more about “Elvetia – a Luxury Swiss Sustainable Love Affair”.


Elvetia – a Luxury Swiss Sustainable Love Affair

My ring and earrings both have a unique triangle-cut rock crystal from the Piz Beverin in Grison. They are in settings made out of certified ecological gold by a skilled goldsmith located in the heart of Zurich.

Ring also available online here

Earrings available online here

The production of this finger ring is made exclusively for you after completed order within 15 working days in Zurich. You can also try on the ring at the goldsmiths Wöhler & Weikard at the Schipfe in Zurich.

What I love

Personally I love the fact that you can choose from a few pre-made designs – see here – or make up your very own personal design. Jewellery doesn’t get any more special than both finding your own crystal and designing the setting yourself.


From Jewellery to Swiss Silk Scarves

Being a true artist at heart Jelena Brkic hasn’t stopped at simply making jewellery. She has also started designing Swiss Silk Scarves.

Did you know that Switzerland was once very famous for its locally produced silk? It is now 100 years since the last silk worm farm was closed down in Ticino, Switzerland. Now there is a new Swiss Silk foundation with the aim of reviving the Swiss Silk industry.

In light of this Jelena has started producing the most beautiful Swiss Silk scarves in collaboration with the Swiss Silk artist Andrea Gehri.

There is something special about Swiss Silk. You can’t tell from the pictures but it is much softer than regular silk but has a certain texture to it which means it doesn’t simply slide off your hands. Instead it really does keep you nice and warm.

Currently there are 2 designs in the ELVETIA silk scarf collection available online here.

Closing note:

I love discovering new designers with a special story to them. Hope you have enjoyed learning about ELVETIA and do stay tuned for more.

If you know of a special designer with a story please feel free to send me an email here.



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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

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  1. Hi dear Yvonne thank you for your blog I love the Idea of special designs of Jewellrys and I also love those beautiful Scarves especially silk and they look always so nice

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