Interview in QUARTERLY Magazine

For this fall's issue I was interviewed by writer Alex Bohn for QUARTERLY Magazine of Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Healing with stones is not new but slowly emerging from its dusty corner of esoterics. Minerals carry the essence of our planet quite literally: cyclosilicates, the largest and most important class of rock forming minerals make up approximately 90% of the Earth's crust. Ancient knowledge of the stones combined with modern minimalistic design is my form of making a deep connection to nature on a daily basis. If you would like to see the pictured PURE GOLD Andean Opal in this article, you can find it here.     

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Preparing for Sainte Marie Aux Mines

Next week I will be going to Sainte Marie Aux Mines, tucked deep in the Alsace region of France. Once a year this little village which was once a silver mining village is opening up to stone dealers and collectors from all over the world. It is that big that if you are going all four days and take your time to look at the stones you won't be able to see everything. The atmosphere is beautiful, as it is sunny and summery and almost everything is outdoors, except the precious stone presentations which are held in the community hall and the local swimming pool. Because the first days of the show are for jewelers and stone collectors only and...

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What NALLIK really means

Before I founded NALLIK over 7 years ago, I was struggling to find the right name for my brand. I was always drawn to the Inuit, their way of living full circle with the environment, only taking what they need and using all of it instead of throwing away. Being respectful in taking and giving. After some research I found the word NALLIK as one of many words they have for "love". This "love" is meant to be the motherly, nurturing kind. It struck to me immediately and I knew I wanted to have this around for a long time coming. Now, in research for a new NALLIK project, I found this wonderful quote by Jean L. Briggs, an anthropologist...

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