Sandy Simonian hand-crafts contemporary fine jewelry inspired by her exotic travels. In her designs, she uses many organic elements and objects she discovers along the way.
Sandy is influenced by antique textiles, primitive clothing, and color combinations as found in an old Indian sari or a beaded African tribal necklace. Her personal textile collection includes vintage hand-stitched textiles from indigenous tribes of Asia, India, and Central America.
Sandy travels to far-reaching locals like Sri Lanka and the Maldives Islands, where the vibrant colors of nature are her motivation: the aqua tones of the Indian Ocean, the beauty of the lotus flower, pristine white sand, a beautiful sunrise, and the intricate patterns of native animals. These are the tones that she chooses in semi-precious gems ~ tourmaline, aquamarine, iolite, and amazonite.
Her interest in culture, early civilizations, and indigenous societies inspire her to use ancient beads, fossilized ivory, stone, and shell to create her one-of-a-kind collection. She says, "It delights me to know people are wearing a piece of history." Her jewelry is a true reflection of her advenuresome nature to unveil, design, and hand assemble beautiful and unique treasures.