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Front Line Hero Winners Announced!

18k gold Peace Cross, set with yellow sapphire eye of protection. Coin pearl pendants in 14k gold with gemstones.

When the pandemic hit, I was moved to do something special to honor our front line workers, asking my clients to nominate an individual who has gone above and beyond serving  in their community. To celebrate that hero, I created a Peace Cross necklace in 18k gold with a yellow sapphire symbolizing a watchful eye of protection to gift to the winning nominee. The response was so overwhelming I created an additional four pendants with coin pearls and gemstones for the runners-up.

Be inspired by their powerful stories here.


Artist and designer Sasha Samuels creates in extremely diverse cultures; Silicon Valley and Italy (her Tuscan studio was for a time a 14th century Romanesque church). A lover of the sea, Samuels relocated part-time to the Bay Area expressly to cross pollinate with brilliant scientists in the region and help mitigate climate change by influencing the influencers through her art. Receiving her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design, she spent her senior year abroad as a member of its European Honors Program in Rome, Italy. This lead to a lifelong multi-disciplinary exploration, some with Italian masters, in painting, Florentine stone mosaic, goldsmithing, ceramics, sculpture, blacksmithing and enamel as well as numerous exhibitions, publications and awards, including an international award/feature at a museum in Salerno, Italy.

503-544-7979 • Sasha@SashaSamuels.com
7805 SW 40th Ave, #19843 • Portland, OR 97219
PO Box 1362 • Menlo Park, CA 94026

Jewelry

Sunburst Earrings with Detachable Drops in 18k lemon gold, Mediterranean coral branches, and golden champagne diamonds.

Fine art

La Collina – plein air oil on canvas at my house-church studio in Eastern Tuscany.

Press + CV

The artist painting at the altar of her church-studio.

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