The Latest & Greatest: Fall Features 2015

The Latest & Greatest: Fall Features 2015

November 22, 2015

Merging the shop's latest acquisitions with what's rocking the runway.

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Out In The World: MR Magazine - August

Out In The World: MR Magazine - August

October 15, 2015

We just love these shots from MR Magazine's August issue featuring Beads of Paradise jewelry alongside some pieces that would look right at home on any Beads of Paradise fan.

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Inspiration: Falling into Autumn

Inspiration: Falling into Autumn

August 18, 2014

It took only but a moment of poking through February's Fall/Winter 2014 fashion shows to catch the Beads of Paradise NYC vibe flowing through them; before we knew it, despite all of our day to day happenings, we found ourselves diving in and following the offerings of the world's designers.

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Celebrating the Mother Goddess

Celebrating the Mother Goddess

May 11, 2014

As we open our arms to May, we also usher in the arrival of Mother's Day. This yearly celebration of mothers and mother figures has come to be seen as a holiday built on commercialization, but it has roots in cultures around the world that can be traced back hundreds, if not thousands of years, to societies that were matriarchal and/or held women on equal footing as men.

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Like a Prayer: Symbols, Talismans & Amulets

Like a Prayer: Symbols, Talismans & Amulets

December 05, 2013

From the dawn of time, especially before the written word, we used symbols to communicate; if you take a look around you, particularly in public, you’ll find yourself surrounded by them.

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Uncovering the Mysteries of Jade

Uncovering the Mysteries of Jade

November 11, 2013

It has been said that, while gold has value, jade is invaluable. Discover with us the rich history of the gemstone in China and around the world.

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Dances of Impermanence

Dances of Impermanence

October 25, 2013

Many of us, especially in the west, fear death. It's seen as the end of everything - a door slammed, a book closed, a voice and a soul silenced. It hasn't always been that way, however, and for some cultures around the world it still isn't the norm. While skulls and skeletons and bones may send a shiver down our spines, for some the connotations are quite different.

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Inspiration:  New York Fashion Week SS14

Inspiration: New York Fashion Week SS14

September 30, 2013

As September draws to a close and Autumn slinks into the city, we're looking to New York Fashion Week's Spring/Summer 2014 showings for a little inspiration.

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It's Not About The Destination

It's Not About The Destination

August 13, 2013

On Wednesday August 7, the Beads of Paradise family was not in their usual location; on this special evening, we migrated down the street amidst a light spattering of rain to the illustrious Rubin Museum of Art, where we were ushered into the theater with our bags, boxes and, of course, beads (lots and lots of beads, as always).

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Tapping History into the Skin

Tapping History into the Skin

July 29, 2013

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