Sara Patino - Founder & Designer
GIA Jewelry Accredited Professional
A collection with a mission, just for you. It honors a commitment to sustainability and kindness towards the earth. All pieces are made here in my St. Louis studio in small batches, with recycled gold, silver and ethically sourced stones. It's timelessly modern jewelry you can truly feel good about.
I'm from St. Louis and travel back to Colombia, South America to visit my extended family. Speaking spanish and staying in the remote ultra-green farm country of central Colombia has been my normal. Even as a kid, at the end of my trips I'd come home with handmade purses, belts and jewelry from artisans. It planted an appreciation for nature, cultures and love of travel.
This was my first hands on understanding of accessories we enjoy; they come from the earth and made with intention by actual people. Watching a piece come to life was inspiring and has shaped my journey of who I am today.
Designing jewelry as well as teaching yoga and pilates sounds like a great way to make a living. Right? Well, unfortunately I came to discover that overseas much of the jewelry metal and gem mining industry treats the earth and it's people poorly. Not all jewelry factories, but many. It's disappointing, unfair and didn't sit well with me so I know it wouldn't for you either.
You deserve a timeless collection you can feel truly proud of. Jewelry is the story of the materials, the process, the maker and YOU. It can lift your spirit, celebrate your style and still be kind to the earth.
Check out my collection here: Sara Patino Jewelry.
In depth interview here: Q&A with Sara
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