Q&A: Charu Jain

Her love for drawing and painting detailed works of art led her to a career in jewelry  design. Now she designs some of Silpada’s most beautiful, bold styles.

Q: Walk us through your story. Where did you grow up? Any fun childhood memories?

A: I grew up in they city of Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh in India.

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Q&A: Janice Girardi

A college trip to visit her sister was just the start of Janice’s journey to Bali, along which she collected and traded ethnic jewelry to support herself. Read more about Janice’s travels and the inspiration behind her jewelry collection in this Q&A.

Q: Walk us through your story. Where did you grow up? What brought you to Bali? How did you decide to become a jewelry designer?

 A: I was born in Japan and raised in the United States – in Pittsburg then Los Angeles, CA. During a college summer, I packed my bags to visit my sister overseas and began the journey of my lifetime. I started in Australia, where I first heard of Bali: described by everyone who had seen the endless rice paddies and walked the white sand beaches as paradise.

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Q&A: Efrat Saada-Limor

From her travels to Thailand to sitting on her porch at her home in Israel, Efrat finds inspiration from just about anywhere when she’s designing your favorite Silpada styles. Check out this Q&A to learn more of Efrat’s story.

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Q: Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up?

A: I was born in Kibbutz Gevim, a small community in the countryside of southern Israel and later moved more central, to Beit-Guvrin. When I was in my 20s I traveled for two years visiting India and other parts of Asia, but I built my life and family in Israel.

Q: How did you decide to become a jewelry designer? Did you always know you wanted to work in jewelry or was this an evolution?

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Spotlight on Emerald: Meet our new artisan

For more than 2 decades, Silpada has been working closely with artisans and designers to create the unique pieces that have become synonymous with Silpada jewelry. Our newest partnership is with an up and coming designer from Portland, Oregon. Allow us to introduce Emerald, a self-taught silversmith and jewelry designer!

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Emerald has been making her own jewelry for 4 years & recently sat down with our team to talk about her journey to becoming a designer and the evolution of her craft. “Often I’ll buy stones that I like without having a particular plan for them and let them tell me what they want to become.”

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Learn about Roman glass

If you’ve never heard of Roman glass before reading this, you are not the first. In full transparency, I did not know what it was before we started working with this magical substance and the fabulous artisan, Efrat Saada-Limor behind these beautiful pieces.

Roman Glass is a Piece of History

The pieces of Roman Glass incorporated into our collection are over 1,500 years old dating back as early as the year 27 B.C. and originate from products created in Roman Empire times. Every piece carries a piece of history with it.

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