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Blog — Worldly Materials

TRAVEL LOG: INDIA

TRAVEL LOG: INDIA
What I loved most about India, what fascinated me the most, was just how different everything in Indian culture felt from our life at home. I wanted to learn more about Hinduism and the multiplicity of karma: the concepts of good and bad, right and wrong are much less defined than in the West. The rich history of the country is woven into all aspects of life. Storytelling is prized and the truth lies somewhere within each tale. 

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Rocks in my backpack

Rocks in my backpack
If you know our company, you’ve probably heard Saskia’s origin story: a year spent traveling around the world, making new connections and beginning a bead collection. What we don’t talk about as much is exactly how that collecting began and who was the lucky one with 20lbs of rocks in his backpack.

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American Tapestry

SASKIA jewelry uses materials from around the world. In the same way that our country brings together different cultures, so do our necklaces. The beads and materials we use have passed through so many hands, been part of many historical traditions, and c
We all know that America threads different strands together: cultures and classes, colors and creeds mix in beautiful and unexpected ways. As I write these words, I think of the jewelry we make - beads from everywhere, brought together in a new pattern here in Brooklyn.

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What's in a Stone?

Our handmade gemstone earrings each have different stones unique in size shape and color.
From iridescent moonstone to shimmering pyrite each stone has its unique qualities, but just how they got those qualities is often more amazing than the stones themselves.

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Treasure Hunting in Tucson

Saskia , our designer, with one of our bead vendors in Tucson Arizona.
Once a year, thousands of vendors from around the world descend on Tucson, Arizona for the largest Gem and Mineral Show on the planet. It's one of Saskia's favorite places to discover and connect. 

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The World of Turquoise

A selection of turquoise beads from the SASKIA studio
One of our favorite materials here at SASKIA is Turquoise, and we see how much our customers love it too. This week we wanted to delve a bit deeper into this coveted mineral. 

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