Ara the altar offers ethical, sustainable, fine jewellery for everyday wear. Taking influence from astronomy and nature, every piece possesses a unique, organic aesthetic. Lauren aims to tread lightly whilst creating each piece by hand from her workshop in North West England. Lauren adopts a vegan production process and chooses to use recycled precious metal to reduce waste, environmental impact, and repurpose existing material into something beautiful with a conscience. Every piece is presented in a GOTS certified organic cotton bag, made in a carbon neutral factory as part of an ethical supply chain, and packaged using biodegradable and recyclable postal materials. Latin for ‘the altar’, Ara is a southern polar constellation, depicted in early illustrations as an altar with burning incense, rising smoke, or sacrificial offerings. Lauren’s interpretation of this translated into the sourcing, creating and offering of beautiful, unique objects for earth-aware customers.