A few frequently asked questions. All about order, payment and such will be found right be here at the same time as launch.
Every piece in the SAND collection contains grains of sand collected from each and every of the 193 UN nations plus one extra, the secret ingredient. To see exact locations for any or all see the OUAW collection site map.
How many nations there are in the world depends on who is doing the counting. Some say 193, many 196, other 201, 204 or even 249. The number of independent states with full membership in the UN is 193. To stay out of political discussions OUAW have sand from these as our base.
Additional states by many recognized as independent ones are Taiwan, the Vatican state, Palestine, West Sahara and Kosovo. Then there are many independent territories and areas that often are considered as countries.
At OUAW we are inclusive and want to celebrate people and places regardless of political borders. Many of the “might be nations” are still included in your jewelry as a part of the “secret ingredient”.
One or a few grains of sand is hand-picked from 194 different jars of sand. This way we know for sure that every piece in the sand collection holds sand from all 193 appointed nations as well as the secret ingredient.
Mixing all the different sand together and taking a spoonful of sand from this would be way easier but mixing sand of different size results in larger particles at the top and no possibility to know for sure which sand would end in a certain piece. By taking a few grains from each sand we can guarantee that every piece actually holds grains from all over the world.
The secret ingredient is sand nr 194. t would not be a secret if we were to say all. Sand nr 194 is a mix of sands that we think add in something extra be it geographical locations, extreme points, places of special meaning, or just any places or phenomena that struck by awe. Some included sands will be mentioned and described in our blog, others not. The first 193 represent sand from every full member nation in the UN.
Sand from most non-UN-member territories often seen as countries are of course here. Some not just yet.
The mix is not static. Your help in adding on to it is highly wanted. Sand from the Mariana trench, for example, is still on the wanted list. Contact us here with your extraordinary thoughts suggestions, contacts or sands. Please note that collecting sand from certain places can require the need for a special permit.
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Communicate with you;
Screen our orders for potential risk or fraud; and
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We use the device information that we collect to help us screen for potential risk and fraud (in particular, your IP address), and more generally to improve and optimize our Site (for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with ouaw.se, and to assess the success of marketing and advertising campaigns).
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When you place an order through ouaw.se, we will maintain your Order Information for our records unless and until you ask us to delete this information.
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- you have made a purchase, and we for book-keeping regulation and purposes must keep the personal information connected to a business transaction
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The Swedish company, Kväsig AB , is the controller of the personal data you submit to us and responsible for your personal data under applicable data protection law. OUAW is a trademark registered by Kväsig ab registered in Sweden. For more information about our privacy practices, if you have questions, or if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the details provided below:
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