Rock On – Tucson Gem Show Diary

A huge part of what makes each Satya Jewelry piece so meaningful is the semi-precious stones that add color to our favorite styles. Each year, our design team leaves the blustery cold New York City winter and heads to sunny Tucson, Arizona for the Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show to source stones for upcoming collections. We asked the team to snap away as they toured the show. Here’s their visual diary!

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The Arizona landscape

Sometimes, the team has a specific stone in mind (like the glistening emeralds in our upcoming Summer Collection), but at others, they let the beauty of the gems inspire them – they decided on the color palette for Spring 2014 while walking the show!

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Stones in every color.
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Who couldn’t be inspired by this rainbow wall of raw silk – all options for our Arm Yourself collection?

One of the highlights of the show is seeing the beautiful geodes on display. Like something out of a natural history museum, they are a stunning reminder of the beauty of the earth!

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Rohini seems to have found a new favorite chair, but we wonder if it’s as comfortable as it is sparkly

There are more than just gemstones to peruse – the team made time to see some Southwestern style sterling silver jewelry, and even caught this Hanuman statue during their travels.

Hanuman, the monkey god, symbolizes service and loyalty. (And, one of our favorite yoga poses is named after him).

Hanuman, the monkey god, symbolizes service and loyalty. (And, one of our favorite yoga poses is named after him).

They also spotted a Krishna statue while visiting a vendor from India. We loved how the sterling silver jewelry settings surrounding the statue were similar to traditional southwestern designs.

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While browsing through the medley of brightly colored stones and beads, the team noticed a trend of skulls and snakes at every turn. This was exciting news, especially with our Ssssumer (hint hint) collection on its way in a few months.

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And, to think, a blizzard was hitting the North east at the same time.

The team (Rohini, Jackie and Roxann), taking in the Arizona scenery despite the storm hitting us back in New York. The snowy weather wasn’t too far from the team’s mind, however, as they also secured stones for the 2013 Holiday Collection, inspired by a very glamorous dress seen on the Golden Globes red carpet. Get ready for a bold and elegant collection – and more clues as we get closer!

What are some stones that you’d like to see in upcoming collections?