Beautiful jewellery is one thing. Beautiful jewellery that transforms your life is quite another.
I’ve never even heard of sacred geometry until I met Samaya Winterton of Geometric Inspired 2 years ago. She invited me into a world of sculpture, architecture and design that based its patterning on the mysterious golden ratio. Apparently, being around such geometric configurations (jewellery included) allows you to meditate on the vastness of the Universe and access your own divine origins.
So what is it exactly?
Based on the Fibonacci Sequence, sacred geometry refers to the Golden Ratio, which describes the relationship between two proportions. Fibonacci numbers, like many elements found in nature, follow a 1:1.61 ratio.
“When we enter the world of sacred geometry, it allows you to newly appreciate exquisite patterns of creation: the molecules of our DNA, the snow flake, pinecones, flower petals, diamond crystals, the branching of trees, the nautilus shell, the star we spin around, the air we breath, and all life forms as we know them emerge out of timeless geometric codes. So, naturally then, the intentional use of these natural proportions in our jewellery designs expands our sense of beauty, balance & harmony to optimal effect”, she says.
Sacred Geometry can also be found in prehistoric monuments at Stonehenge and the Pyramid of Khufu at Giza, as well as the world’s great cathedrals, mosques, and temples.
In this post, I ask Samaya to tell me how she works with magic to design her gorgeous pieces – and the grounded business lessons she has learnt along the way.
REVIEWED: What is the difference between wearing jewellery with sacred geometry vs normal pieces?
Samaya Winterton: Geometry has been used and researched over the years and proven to have energetic properties for healing, feeling peace, calm and in harmony with all that we are and all that surrounds us. So I feel, it goes without saying, when you wear something with such an effect it is sure to have an influence on how you feel.
What can a user expect from a sacred geometry piece? Eg a shift in mood, in destiny?
Wearing gemstones and crystals in many cultures is an outer expression of inner power. Specially designed geometric jewellery reminds us of meaningful symbols used traditionally for thousands of years. It is in fact this essence and symbolism that draws us forward in these modern times.
I believe Geometric Inspired pieces help people in expressing what shines inside them into the world. It is using these ancient patterns for modern inner transformation.
Wearing our sacred pendants can be a symbol that reflects your creative energy so that others can more easily recognize and appreciate who you really are.
What advice do you have for a woman that wants to pick the perfect keepsake for herself?
To follow your heart!
Each symbol resonates a particular frequency. Let your sixth sense kick in, and without too much thinking, choose a piece that speaks to you on another level. Then you will always get the item that is perfectly suited to you for that moment.
How do you go about designing a piece? Where do you draw your inspiration?
I am always reminding myself not to think too much and to get out of my own way, so that a new design can come through and the inspiration is natural and free, not forced in any way.
In a nutshell, I would say my inspiration is nature, the laws of the universe and my own inner inquiry of living a peaceful and harmonious life.
Who is the ‘geometric inspired’ woman?
My muse is the is the modern day mystic.
She is an inquirer, an explorer of her inner and outer world and knows there is much more to this life than meets the eye.
She is an adventurer on a journey to freedom, being inspired and inspiring the world. She enjoys the balance of the subtle traditions and developing her own ever evolving style.
Your business allows you to travel at a whim and do what you love. What has been your business journey to get you to this point?
My first business was running Art Workshops in India when I lived there for a few years. It started with a friend asking me to teach her how to paint and before I knew it I had a space dedicated to this process. Each business I have developed since then has pretty much been in the same vein!
When I moved back to Australia 12 years later, I had an idea of making glass stars. This evolved into a full time studio, gallery and exhibition and event space for internationally renowned artists and teachers of Geometry. I ran all the marketing globally, so it was easy to show the world what I loved creating.
Eventually I sold that business to create something that supported my desire for a lifestyle change involving travel and connection. Having a great team of people in Australia working on Geometric Inspired allows the business to flourish while I am currently in Europe, exploring and getting inspired.
I never had a business degree or background as I studied Visual Arts with a Bachelor of Education at University. A lot of my business experience has come through trial and error – and trusting my intuition.
What advice do you have for fellow entrepreneurs?
Go for it, follow your dreams, and keep dreaming as they change, grow and expand. Different opportunities arise all the time. Be discerning, keep active and retain balance.
I put all my energy into my previous business and left little time for myself to rest, recuperate, and be open to the flow of life. Now I feel like I am much more at peace with allowing the business to grow at the same rate that I am.
Oh and one more thing, grab a copy of the E-Myth by Michael E Gerber. It’s a great little book that every business owner/entrepreneur should have a look at. Basically the sub title says it all: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It. I love this book and laughed and cried when I read it for the first time 10 years ago. I could see in my own self where I was going wrong…and of course where I was going right when I read this little gem.
What drives you daily about what you do?
For me right now it’s about lifestyle. It is about being able to do and share what I am passionate about in a way that supports what I want from life, how I feel and where I need to be on this planet. Because when I get this right I know it effects everything around me, including the people I come into contact with.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Maybe my greatest achievement so far, even more so than running a successful business is finding my happiness where I am and what I am doing.
I believe that the essence of the artist comes out in the work. Samaya Winterton is living out her dream, so it would make sense that her pieces inspire you to do the same. After all, they are based on nature’s most profound design code.
Find which a unique keepsake that speaks to you at www.geometricinspired.com.