What is our jewellery made from?

At Bowerbird Australia, we want to minimise our carbon footprint as much as possible. For this reason, all of our origami jewellery is made from Australian recycled sterling silver (92.5% pure silver) and finished with rhodium enhanced plating.

All Bowerbird origami jewellery is hypoallergenic and nickel-free.

About these materials

Sterling Silver

Sterling silver is an alloy that contains 92.5% silver and 7.5% other metals. Fine or pure silver (99.9%) is too soft to produce objects from. The 7.5% of other metals, usually copper, allows the silver to be hard enough for crafting jewellery. 


Rhodium is a rare metal and is part of the platinum family. It is commonly used as a plating to create a sparkling silver/white finish on jewellery pieces. We've chosen to finish all of our pieces with rhodium enhance plating for its scratch resistant properties, hard finish and ability to help prolong a tarnish-free life for your origami jewellery.