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Talks with Taigan: Sandy Simonian

In a light filled studio perched on the edge of an extinct volcano in Hawaii, Sandy Simonian takes in the view of the Pacific Ocean while designing exquisite jewelry. Influenced by her travels to exotic locales, she collects everything from diamonds and gemstones to old shell currency and antique ivory and then turns them into beautiful, sophisticated jewels. Here, Taigan talks with Sandy about her style and inspiration.

Describe your brand’s style in 3 words or less.

Chic, sophisticated, fun.

What is the most beautiful place you have ever seen?

The most beautiful place I have ever seen was Antarctica. Purely pristine!

Whose style do you admire right now?

I have always loved Prada.

What is your most prized possession?

My much-loved grandmother’s diamond ring.

You have one full day to spend in Honolulu. What would you do?

Collect seashells at my “secret” spot, have lunch over-looking Waikiki at the Outrigger Canoe Club- and in my town… or any town… shopping!

Describe the outfit or accessory that makes you feel the most confident.

I’m head over heals for shoes!

Tell us something that no one knows about you.

The closest thing that I have to a secret is that I hunt and photograph mushrooms.

Describe your most memorable Taigan find.

My Nikon camera… It records the many memorable moments and incredible faces during my global journeys.

What is your favorite item found on Taigan?

Any piece from Anatomie.

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