Men’s jewellery can be a powerful tool when wielded correctly. It enhances, it’s a vehicle through which to express personality, and it finishes even the simplest of outfits with a flourish. Some even say it can do more.
For thousands of years, people around the world have been using jewellery as a spiritual tool. Some say certain stones and materials hold healing powers and can be used for energy protection as well as sartorial enhancement.
This belief in natural materials’ energy is the driving force behind AWNL. This talisman jewellery brand hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, is making some of the coolest jewellery we’ve come across. The secret ingredient? Meteorite. Or, to be more specific, Muonionalusta, the oldest meteorite ever discovered, which impacted northern Scandinavia more than a million years ago.
What Is AWNL?
AWNL is a jewellery brand dedicated to spreading positive energy with its unique and carefully crafted designs. The Stockholm-based brand is steeped in a belief in Nordic mythology, and of certain materials’ natural ability to hold power.
From crystals to fossils, AWNL’s jewellery is all made from rare and powerful materials with benefits for well-being as well as style. At the core of the collection is AWNL’s meteorite jewellery, which is made from Swedish meteorite. It is reported to be one of the earliest solids formed in our solar system and has sat under the northern lights for four ice ages, until found by Swedish meteorite hunters.
Swedish mystics use pieces of this shooting star to dispel negative energy and manifest dreams into reality. There’s no denying it looks rather special. A unique pattern emerges when the meteorite is cut and etched. This is known as the Widmanstätten pattern and only forms when hot iron-nickel alloys cool down extremely slowly.
The collection includes bracelets, necklaces and rings, all of which are treated to prevent rust and protect against scratches.
Why Choose AWNL Men’s Jewellery?
AWNL’s jewellery is something different. It’s not just decoration for decoration’s sake – these are meaningful items, rooted in nature and spirituality. They make fantastic, thoughtful gifts, or even just a personal treat to promote your own well-being while upgrading your style in the process.
The brand works with only the highest quality of natural materials, refining the end product meticulously to make it as perfect as it possibly can be. The result is a range of stylish jewellery, that will make a statement while promoting positive energy at the same time.
AWNL makes a range of beaded and braided bracelets for men. They’re carefully crafted from special natural materials including semi-precious gemstones and Swedish meteorite. All bracelets are handmade in Stockholm and feature unique crystal healing powers.
Beowulf’s battle with the dragon inspired AWNL’s Dragonblood bracelet. It features beads of meteorite along with beads of dragon’s-blood jasper. This beautifully coloured stone empowers the wearer with courage, strength and vitality. Looks-wise, it’s subtle yet eye-catching, and versatile enough to match any attire.
Featuring natural hawk eye, the Lagoon bracelet brings protection and blessing to the wearer. It’s also decorated with Muonionalusta meteorite for good luck and adds a subtle but stylish finishing touch to anything from tailoring to weekend casual wear.
AWNL’s Double Runes bracelet is designed to ward off harmful energy. The Swedish meteorite, centred between the rune beads amplifies the runic protective power, strengthening its energy. Either way, this is a stunning piece of jewellery that will serve as the perfect finishing touch to your outfit.
Dark, mysterious and subtle, the Obsidian bracelet encourages self-growth and provides protection. It’s striking and masculine, adding a dose of personality however you choose to wear it.
From subtle silver chains to intricately engraved pendants, AWNL offers some of the most exquisite necklaces around – all carefully handmade in Sweden. Some of the pieces, like the Vajra Sword of Wisdom pendant, are pure sterling silver (albeit with a dash of black onyx in this case). Others include the beautiful Swedish meteorite for which AWNL is best known.
The Dog Tag pendant is AWNL’s spiritual take on a classic, military-inspired dog-tag necklace, featuring a diagonal section of Muonionalusta meteorite. It’s minimalist and therefore highly versatile from a sartorial standpoint, but it also connects the wearer with nature and the cosmos thanks to its unique materials.
AWNL’s rings provide a more compact way to harness the power of Swedish meteorite. The brand carefully crafts each one in its native Stockholm and uses only the finest of natural materials.
The Spaceship ring is great for anyone looking for something a little out of the ordinary. The ring is inspired by the designs of science fiction’s interstellar spaceships, and contains meteorite to bring the wearer cosmic energy. For something slightly more understated, the Triangle ring is a simple silver design with a black onyx inset. It represents the power of three gods, Odin, Vili and Ve, and provides a subtle way to elevate your style.
With the popularity of men’s jewellery on the rise in recent months now is as good a time as ever to invest in some quality pieces. And what better brand to start with than AWNL? We have Scandinavian cool married with meteorite! Name a better back story.
A paid partnership with AWNL – words and opinion are Ape’s own