The TALLISMA way

In this blog we will enunciate our core and guiding principles and way of being, both in this brand that we now launch and in life. But here you will find much more than that. You will also find useful tips on how to use and match our pieces with your outfits, how to store them, how to maintain their original luster, how to make them stand out at any time and even more information about TALLISMA, about us and about what we do in life. This space will serve to maintain a direct line of contact and share experiences with you.

It is important for us to explain to you what we want, what we do and what we think of TALLISMA. Our vision of what we aim to be. In this sense, in the first posts we want to make known our ethical work stance, the choice of raw materials that make up our pieces, the price range and our position towards the market.

We're starting this work in this post, where we expose what is our thoughts on our suppliers, customers and employees, even though we have not hired anyone and we are only two for now :). See who we are on About Us page!

The Vision

We want to create a community of modern people with eyes on the future but with roots and pride in their history. The TALLISMA's ideal is exactly that: to make pieces that symbolize and unite the respect for the past with the desire to build a brighter future.

However, we wish to do so in an ethical, conscious and sustainable way. Because that's who we are and because we strive for a better life and a better world for all who live in it and for those that are to live in the future. We fight for a business where everyone wins.

When choosing TALLISMA, we want you to do so in a mindful way. We want to show our stance in production, shipping and in the market. Here we share with you the ideas that move us forwand and the principles that guide us and let us know the advantages of buying with us.

Production

We produce in Portugal. It is an obvious choice because we are very proud to be Portuguese. But it is also obvious because we have an excellent jewelery sector, with companies and artisans with decades of experience in the art and an industrial fabric of quality products, techniques and shipping materials. Of course, we could relocate production to countries with no tradition in the area, without quality industry or fair working conditions and lower production costs. But it was not good for us, for our customers, for the country or for the environment.

We are from the world and all for the world. We live our lives in the most conscious and sustainable way possible. And we applied this principle to TALLISMA, where we produce pieces with noble materials that last for a long time, in an era of cheap and disposable jewelery. We ship in recyclable paper boxes and offer signature boxes designed to store and protect your pieces over the years. These are two practical examples of what we advocate.

Ethics and Sustainability

We, as creators of TALLISMA, strive for the awareness and appreciation of the work of all the elements participating in this production chain that we have built. We guarantee, in everything that is within our reach, the dignified and fair working conditions of those who provide us with services and products. We are talking about companies with a long tradition in the Portuguese market and who are references in their respective sectors. Everyone who contributes to our success deserves the best from us.

We do not use toxic, aggressive or highly allergenic materials for the skin, such as nickel. The raw materials we use are only 925 sterling silver, rhodium and gold, and are all certified by Contrastaria Nacional. We do not make wear and tear pieces and we do not use cheap materials that are, consequently, dangerous for your skin and health. We use hypoallergenic materials that give us guarantees of not causing damage to the skin and of lasting longer. We always follow a logic of respect for those who produce our pieces and for those who buy them.

The Meaning

We present a modern design, with contemporary features while we rescuing old symbols - such as the Cross, the Sílex, the Wind Rose or the Mapa Mundi - with an intrinsic meaning. We want them to be part of your history and to refer to the primordial meaning of the word Talisman, which gives us a name - an object that will accompany us throughout life and help us get to where or what we want, and that tell the story of that journey.

This is TALLISMA.