One of my favorite go-to’s for gifts is Satya Jewelry. Designed by a pretty pair of yogini’s, the jewelry line features delicately crafted bangles and baubles with semi-precious stones and Satya-illustrated symbols, such as the lotus flower for new beginnings or the hamsa hand for protection. Think gold-with-a-heart-of-gold-fare that manages to embrace a boho spirit without seeming too hippie-dippie.
As Christmas is shortly arriving, I’ve been bumming around the Satya Jewelry website, searching for treasures for my favorite gal pals, when I came across this gorgeous charm necklace, the result of a recent collab with red-carpet regular Kristen Bell. The good news? In addition to the charm of the charms, 100% of the proceeds go to Invisible Children, a non-profit organization to benefit education efforts in Uganda. Of course, giving back is only natural to a line inspired by a practice of harmony and service and Satya Jewelry has a long tradition of working with celebrities, such as Courtney Cox and Patricia Arquette, to help those in need as well as their own philanthropic foundation.
I chatted with Satya about the genesis of the necklace and it seems that after a recent trip to Uganda with Rachel Bilson, Kristen was moved to act after witnessing firsthand the need for scholarships and educational reform. So, she and Satya got together and in a New York minute, the necklace was created.
Kristen “was really attracted to gold,” said Satya and “the Tree of Life is meant to be grounding amidst all the turmoil.” They then selected the peridot charm, as “Peridot is the stone of relationships . . . and there’s a big need for people to come to come together and heal, a big need for community building.”
The necklace can be purchased online and word on the street is that this necklace is but a beginning for Bell and Satya collaborations. Fingers crossed.