About Shakti

Exquisite craftsmanship. Exceptional ethics.

Shakti at work in her studio

Shakti Ellenwood is a renowned designer of ethical jewellery, whose handcrafted creations offer a unique blend of beauty and integrity.

Shakti Ellenwood is a different kind of goldsmith. Her approach to jewellery making comes from a unique talent to heal through the medium of gold.  After 25 years of sitting in ceremonies with indigenous elders and shamans, she learnt that jewellery could be a key to unlocking the wearer’s full potential and generating more happiness in their lives.

Handcrafted in her London studio, her talismanic jewels are created consciously while singing ancient Indian mantras and weaving spells, dreams and blessings into their very bones. Her amulets are animals and symbols each has a healing vibration, often accompanied with a story told by elders and tribespeople.

For each piece to carry the highest vibration of love, she works only with 18ct Fairtrade gold from Peru. This traceable gold is called ‘gold with heart’ for it supports and protects the small-scale artisan miners with care for the environment and wildlife around the mines.

While making wedding and engagement rings, she puts blessings into the rings for the couple’s journey through life together. She loves to hear couple’s stories and can tailor the prayers according to each couple’s unique wishes.

Shakti is a B-Corp certified goldsmith. She has the highest earning score of all jewellers in the UK and was voted “Best For The World 2022” for her commitment to giving back. In 2022 she donated over 2% of her sales to social and environmental causes. She is also a Fairtrade licensee.

She trained in San Francisco from 1995 under fifth-generation Armenian master goldsmith Hratch Nargizian, launching her own company in 2000. Her work now melds the artisanal skills passed down through centuries of fine jewellery craftsmanship with her own distinctive visual style.

This is exquisite jewellery designed to inspire the senses and heal the heart.

“To wear my jewellery, in the fast speed of our daily lives, is to add something comforting not only to the body, but also to the heart.”

B-Corp Best of the World honouree