Ara the altar

Venetian Sea Recycled Gold Ring



A simple recycled gold ring with an organic form and raw finish. Drawing inspiration from the ‘Venetian Sea’ — one of the twelve Lunar Maria. Made from 100% recycled solid 9ct gold. Measuring approximately 2mm at its widest point. Hallmarked with Ara the altar’s registered mark at the Sheffield Assay Office.

Please note this item ships directly from the maker in the United Kingdom! 


artisanal production


hand made

Hand Made

locally sourced

Locally Made

plastic free

Plastic free

recycled upcycled materials

Upcycled / Recycled



Unique Objects For Earth-Aware Individuals

The concept of the brand was inspired by the Ancient World’s perception of astronomy; Ara is a southern polar constellation which, in latin, means ‘The altar’. Ara was depicted in early illustrations as an altar with burning incense, rising smoke, or sacrificial offerings.


Embracing the slow fashion movement, every piece is made to order by Lauren in her workshop in Northwest England, using only 100% recycled solid silver & gold. With ethics and sustainability influencing every decision, careful considerations are made at every step of the production process, and thereafter, to mindfully manage the entire journey of every Ara the altar piece.

100% Recycled Precious Metals

Ara the Altar commits to using only 100% recycled precious metal to reduce waste, environmental impact and repurpose existing material into something beautiful, with a conscience. For longevity, all of their pieces are made from solid recycled silver or gold, never plated or gold filled. Upon reaching the end of its life, a piece of Ara adornment can be passed onto another or melted down to be repurposed again.

Ara does not support environmentally damaging practices that pull precious metal out of the earth. With plenty of material already in circulation, for them, there is no justification for contributing to the level of harm caused by the precious metal and mineral mining industry.


Responsible Sourcing

Where they need to work with suppliers, Ara chooses those who demonstrate a commitment to sustainability, ethical working practices and those who predominantly use recycled and recyclable packaging materials. For example, their casting supplier also works with only recycled precious metal and, aware of the natural environment in which it operates, works to minimise its carbon dioxide production.

Their recycled precious metal supplier uses carbon neutral shipping and recycled and biodegradable postal packaging.

They also purchase materials in bulk to minimise excess packaging, and any excess, they repurpose for storage to further minimise waste.