Jewelry With Heart

Jewelry With Heart

My favorite pieces of jewelry have always gone beyond bringing some color or sparkle to my outfits. I tend to focus on pieces that are both beautiful and meaningful in some way— heirlooms from family or gifts from loved ones, symbols of my travels, reminders of profound philosophies or religions, etc.—which is why I adore Satya Jewelry. The NYC-based company, which takes its name from the Sanskrit word for “truth,” creates gorgeous necklaces, bracelets, cuffs, earrings and rings using Hindu and Buddhist symbols. Designers Satya Scainetti and Beth Torstrick Ward hand-pick stones (most of which come from ethical sources in Thailand, India, Turkey and Arizona) to craft jewelry with meaning.

Highlights include a peacock feather-shaped bracelet (to inspire “beauty, completeness and confidence”); celestial necklaces made with pyrite (symbolic of “reflection, prosperity and clarity”); the Silver Transformation ring (representing “energy, immortality and eternity,” as conveyed by a serpent); and a colorful collection of malas (a tool for prayer and reflection in Hinduism) that can be worn as necklaces. The jewelry is available in more than 20 NYC retailers, but the collections are best seen in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, where Satya recently expanded its ground-floor kiosk into a boutique on the second floor. As a means to give back, Satya uses proceeds from its jewelry sales to help fund charities around the world. The company’s latest project aims to benefit charity:water, an organization that brings clean drinking water to families in developing countries. For $98, customers can take home the Oasis necklace (pictured here) and feel great knowing that Satya will donate $40 per necklace sold to help families in India gain access to safe water. Feeling good and looking good at the same time—what could be better?

>>Satya Jewelry, Time Warner Center, Second Floor, Columbus Circle, 212.823.9486