The Raw Aura
Our story begins way back in highschool. We shared a close friend & bonded in our chorus classes over being free spirits. Sierra thought Marie was too cool for her because she was older and owned her weirdness. Marie thought Sierra was too cool for her because she was a cheerleader and had the best curls. True story! In the summer of 2016 we ran in to each other at a local brewery and decided to be BFFs for real! A few months later The Raw Aura was born. Sierra asked Marie to help with a website and social media. It wasn't long before we became an inseperable, unstoppable force.
The Raw Aura handcrafts natural gemstone jewelry with locally sourced beads. Our first product, the stretchy bracelet, features a special cord that has been tested to last six years and counting with daily wear. Since launching in the spring of 2017, we have expanded to include many more styles of jewelry including a children's collection, earrings, necklaces, and bracelets with stainless steel findings. Most of our beads are sourced from a local, women-owned business in Mechanicsville. We occasionally create special natural goods, for example, rainbow vegan soap for PRIDE and succulents planted in recycled jars with James River rocks for Earth Day. We also offer raw and tumbled loose stones, which have been mined or selected personally. Every piece is made in our studio and comes with information on the properties of each item.