Life is too short to play it safe when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry. Go for one-of-a-kind jewels that distinguish themselves from the rest with their design, stones and detailed finish, like the 18 carat gold jewelry from Elicha. With creator of the brand Marie Wauters being from Ghent herself, all the jewels are handmade in Belgium.
Text Mirte Spaey & Anja Van Der Borght
From a very young age, Marie Wauters was fascinated by jewelry. She remembers how she used to collect shiny, colorful stones and at twelve years old designed a simple bracelet on her own. A few years later, she invested in another bracelet with the money she had earned from her student job. Even after many years of building a career in business communication, Marie couldn’t shake off her childhood dream. She never stopped thinking about jewelry design and gemstones. During the pandemic in 2021, she decided to take a leap of faith and create her own jewelry brand with the support of her husband and children. Fun fact: the name Elicha is a contraction of the first names of her children Elise and Charles!
You name it
Today, Elicha offers earrings, charms, rings, necklaces and chains within two categories.
The first one consists of unique pieces featuring a gemstone of your choice. Wearing a piece that is the only one of its kind in the whole world, just has a certain charm about it. Since Marie’s favorite color is blue, her preferred stones to work with are aquamarine, tourmaline and sapphire. But don’t worry, you can find gems in every color imaginable! From light green to deep purple, you name it, Elicha has it.
The second category contains signature pieces that are always available, such as the 18 carat gold or rose-gold Marquises earrings. These jewels are also a bit customizable, as you can choose the gems they are decorated with: diamonds, emeralds or sapphires. “All my pieces of jewelry have a story”, Marie says. “They remind me of important moments in my life.”
The power of jewelry
A beautiful piece of jewelry has the power to really transform your look. It can make you look more put together in an instant or add that final touch that makes your outfit pop. And as Marie sais, “it can give your confidence that extra boost all day long!” So invest in timeless pieces that you can wear for the rest of your life as a piece of jewelry is so much more than an object. It is an exchange between loved ones, and who knows, maybe one day you’ll pass them on to the next generation…