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Travel is an integral part of who we are as individuals and as a business. We love connecting with new people and experiencing new locations. Though we also love reconnecting with places we've been, there is a special excitement in seeking out the new and unknown - preferably in a place with lakes and mountains to explore, and new languages and customs to learn.
Now that all travel is on hold, it is an odd feeling to be sure. Until we can start looking at flights for our next great adventure, we’re taking advantage of the new ways technology can satisfy that wanderlust.
Our entire collection is inspired by the countries we’ve seen and the materials we have collected while traveling. Google Arts and Culture has teamed up with over 2,000 museums and galleries around the world making it possible to wander their halls without leaving your home. Now you can virtually visit places that have inspired some of our favorite pieces:
One of the mainstays of our new India Collection (the focus of this month of July) are the Nefertiti earrings. Made with Indian brass and pendants created by the Orissa tribe in India, which now you can learn more about online. (Jaipur Virasat Foundation)
The Ziwa necklace and Mara earrings were inspired by the time Saskia spent in Kenya teaching and helping to build a library. (National Museums of Kenya)
The Nepal earrings feature Nepalese beads, like those we discovered on our travels through the region.(Nepal Children’s Art Museum)
The African Dancer necklace gets its burst of color from Pakistani red glass beads known as “mountain coral.” (The Citizen’s Archive of Pakistan)
Our Triple Discus earrings are made with fine delica beads from Japan. (Tokyo National Museum)
The long blue Kyanos necklace takes its name from the Greek word for blue, kyan. (Acropolis Museum)
Where do you long to visit once the pandemic is over? Let us know in the comments! S+S
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