FOR NOMADIC SEAFARING SIRENAS
Océan Bohème is designed for free spirited women who have a passion for the ocean, the environment and and a love for unique boho jewels.
Each and every design is unique.
The jewellery is made from recycled silver, upcycled shells, seaglass found on beaches and hand picked gemstones. The packaging is also 100% plastic free.
This jewellery is as far away from throwaway as possible, designed by myself and handmade by an expert craftsperson to combine high quality, outstanding value and one-off charm that's rare in today's mass produced world.
As there are so many one off pieces the shop is not always up to date - please contact us if you can't find what you want as we sometimes have similar pieces not yet online.
Ocean Boheme has also committed a minimum of 5% profits to be donated to marine conservation charities including Surfers Against Sewage campaigning for plastic free seas and Coral Gardeners who implement coral regeneration in French Polynesia.
Sara started jewellery making as a young child, loving trips to her local bead shop where she could buy all sorts of strange beads with her pocket money! She grew up with salt in her veins, living on a small island, with the ocean on her doorstep, going sailing with her family and learning to windsurf as a teenager.
As she grew up she developed a love for ocean and mountain boardsports, After university she spent years travelling the world whilst diving, surfing and snowboarding over the globe. She sought out jobs in exotic countries: teaching windsurfing in Corsica and France, working on a pearl boat in the Indian Ocean, selling handmade shell jewellery on the beaches of Hossegor and working on a dive boat in the Whitsunday islands..
All of these experiences have shaped her path to where she is now, with a creative streak influenced by her passion for boardsports, the environment and travelling to exotic countries.
SARA: FOUNDER AND DESIGNER
With designs in mind and pockets full of shells and gemstones, Sara went on an Indonesian surf trip, looking for help with the silversmithing process so she could dedicate more time to the design process. Uninspired by the faceless corporate, gold-guilded factories she had been presented with so far she wondered off the into the backstreets of a silversmithing village where she stumbled upon a guy asleep next to a tiny ramshackle silversmithing studio. The guy awoke on hearing her enquire about silver and introduced himself as Roni, he was working for a big jewellery manufacturing company, making very intricate pieces. After speaking in broken English and Bhassa Indonesian, discussing the designs, he named his price and off she trotted to Nusa Lembongan leaving him with a small selection of shells and turquoise to work on.
On her return to collect the jewellery and it was exactly as she had hoped. His craftsmanship skills were excellent and he used the best materials possible. Since then their partnership has grown and more designs have been realised. Sara has returned to meet his whole family and has seen Roni move to a bigger premises. In buying an ocean boheme piece of jewellery you are also supporting an Indonesian family.It’s an honour to upkeep the tradition of silversmithing and to support this family. To Sara it’s imperative that no single Ocean Boheme product is made by someone who is either forced to make them or under aged. The artisans never work under high pressure, no strict lead times are calculated, nor is work done as on an assembly line.