Our Story

We are a boutique jewelry design company specializing in unique pieces designed from materials collected in our travels around the world. With elements from Africa, Asia and beyond, each piece is wearable art with an international flair.  As the founder and sole designer, I choose focal beads and pendants that are handmade in small quantities by artisans from all over the world and mix them with elemental materials such as  gemstones, wood and brass allowing for pieces that are finite and unique.

Saskia de Vries Designs is a small family run business and a New York success story. We began at the height of the recession and now boast such celebrity customers as Debra Messing, Queen Latifah, and Jessica Biel. As well as being carried in celebrated museum gift shops including the Rubin Museum, The Barnes Foundation and the Minneapolis Institute of Art, we are the sole jewelry designer for the new boutique Archer Hotel in Midtown Manhattan.

Across the World

In the summer of 2006, my husband Scott and I began what would become an 11-month journey around the world. From Korea through China, Tibet, Nepal and India to Southeast Asia and the South Pacific, our travels brought us into contact with people and places that expanded our hearts and minds. It was these interactions that led to the inspiration for my jewelry.

My work comprises elements of the beautiful handcrafts I discovered across the world. My aesthetic arises from the stunning contrasts I have seen in the world and its many peoples.