Raymond – Japa - A Mindful Life

meet raymond …

Raymond is an incredibly talented shell carver who designs and makes beautiful ‘Siargao wave’ shell necklaces, bracelets and anklets. Raymond lives on the tropical island paradise of Siargao, Philippines. An island famous for its great surf and white sand beaches.

Raymond sells his beautiful shell jewellery across the island and in his mother Lingling’s coconut oil shop. Everyone sports this iconic necklace – locals, surfer tourists and even the resident island dogs! His jewellery uses a cross-section of a shell that when cut looks like a breaking wave. According to local legend, it can only be found on Siargao island which is known to be the ‘surfing capital of the Philippines’. Raymond himself is an incredible surfer and when the waves are big you can always find him out on the water. Like his father, Raymond is very talented with his hands – not only designing jewellery but also building his own house where he lives with his lovely wife Betty and their numerous dogs, ducks and other animals!

We fell in love with the tradition and beauty behind his Siargao wave jewellery and wanted to share Raymond’s talents with the world.

To see Raymond’s beautiful shell jewellery, click here