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Kayla Recycled Denim Necklace with Blue Sodalite Pendant

Brand: ROX Jewelry

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The Kayla Recycled Denim and Sodalite Pendant Necklace is a made-to-order piece that begins with a piece of sodalite that is taken out of the waste stream from mine tailings. 

The stone is rigorously inspected to ensure that it meets our quality standards.  Next, it is carefully cut, polished, faceted, and strung on a piece of recycled denim which is also taken out of the waste stream. Next, the material is knotted to create a clasp featuring a ceramic bead, which is an homage to an ancient jewelry construction technique. 

A breakthrough piece that challenges the notion that denim is just for clothing. The Kayla was designed for the girl that isn't afraid to wander off the beaten path or to take a risk by challenging the status quo.  In this day and age, her self assurance and confidence provide a rare breath of fresh air.  

Every Kayla is made by hand in Austin, Texas, USA by our artisans that are paid ethical, living wages.  Before each is sent out, they are inspected again for quality, before being carefully packaged and shipped out. 

• made from 100% recycled denim
• Handmade in Austin, Texas
• Chain Made from 100% Recycled Denim
• Sodalite Drop Pendant
• Nickel & Lead Free
• Ceramic Bead Closure

We chose to use sodalite rather than the more popular crystals lapis lazuli or lazurite. Lapis and lazurite crystals typically have blue streaks, with more ultramarine coloration with gold pyrite inclusions, while sodalite has a characteristically more royal blue coloration accompanied with a white streak.  We wanted our crystal pendant to mimic and flow the white and blue colors of the denim, rather than to contrast it.

Fun Fact! 
Sodalite is believed to promote self-expression and confidence. 

The best way to protect the plating of your jewelry is by removing it before washing your hands, showering, exercising (including swimming), and before applying any kind of lotions soaps or oils to your body. 

Contact with lotions, soaps, beauty products, cleaning chemicals, etc. can reduce jewelry's shine over time.  

Avoid extreme heat. And store jewelry in a cool, dry place.

Stones are fragile and can break, crack, or scratch if not handled with care. 

Polish with an eye-glass polishing cloth rubbing in one direction. Do not use tissues, toilet paper, or paper towels.

To prevent loosing earrings, always wear the safety backs when wearing them.

After getting her degree in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin, Tyler worked for a few years in the corporate world as a geologist. 
"Doing that I felt like a little piece of me faded away every day— I was working long hours doing something that I realized I had no passion for.  I didn't feel like I was making a positive impact on the world, there was little opportunity for creative expression, and there were no women in management or leadership roles for me to look up to. The purpose of me telling you this is not to cast stones nor to condemn my old employer, but to explain that the job was not my path. One day, I woke up with the realization that if I didn't leave soon, I could wake up in 30 years and still be unhappy, wondering "what if". So, I started saving any extra money I could, and on March 24, 2017 I left that job to pursue a career that I would be passionate about.
The day I quit, I went back to my apartment and started brainstorming about how I could build a company that...
1) Could change the world for the better and help a lot of people
2) Could incorporate the creative, fashion-loving side side of me
3) And could play to my education as a geologist

That’s when ROX Jewelry was born.  The idea was simple: 

Make beautiful jewelry out of high quality materials and give back to a charity in the process."

We offer FREE shipping for all orders.

We ship from and to the United States only. No international orders.

All orders are processed within 2 to 5 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped. 

Shipping time usually takes 4 to 7 business days