Experience Sasha’s newest collection
Experience Sasha’s newest collection; Rosa Helvetica, Wild Rose – featuring all natural diamonds in the form of exotic rose cuts, slices and naturally formed crystals set in richly textured mountings. Inspired by the wonderful textures of ancient stone and brick, rosette windows, and earthy colors found in my Tuscan church.
More about the artist Sasha Samuels:
My jewelry is designed to empower you, to amplify your inner strength and beauty. My work encourages you to manifest your dreams and visions for yourself and your life. Many of my jewelry designs have components that are removable and reversible, allowing you the ability to change your jewelry to reflect your mood and fulfill your needs. Please visit my website to see more of my works of art.
While designing my jewelry, I have always simultaneously drawn and painted. I have never painted for the marketplace, but always for and from the soul. Painting the figure has given me an understanding of the human form that few jewelry designers bring to the table. This in-depth knowledge of our bodies translates to jewelry that flows with your body’s lines and forms. My landscapes and still lifes are exercises in and celebrations of color, texture, form, and design.
A New York native born into an artistic family and surrounded by European immigrants, Samuels developed her creative passions early. By age twelve she was selling her small sculptures. By age eighteen Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward had commissioned her for portraiture. A graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design, her senior year was spent abroad in RISD’s European Honors Program, Rome, Italy.
Overwhelmed by Italy’s art, history, and overarching sensuality, Samuels immersed herself in this deep pool of Italian inspiration, studying with several masters. She emerged with indescribable inspiration born of daily contact with the timelessness and monumentality that is Rome. She has held her own work against this standard of excellence ever since.
This unwavering standard, coupled with Samuels’ raw artistic talent has lead to over two dozen awards in juried exhibitions for her jewelry and paintings. Her work has appeared in over fifty publications and her jewelry designs cited as spearheading global design trends. She received the national grand prize from the American Jewelry Design Council, naming her the year’s top new American designer. Her success expanded internationally with a museum award and exhibition at “The Contemporary Etruscan Jewel” in Salerno, Italy.
Samuels now splits her time between Portland, Oregon and Silicon Valley, California. “The brilliance and innovation found in the Bay Area is unlike anywhere else; a modern equivalent to my old world experiences in Italy”. She is presently exploring a mash-up of technologies old and new in her work.