Based in Germany’s capital, Silatha was founded by Veroniek Vermeulen after she discovered meditation. Designed for people interested in wellbeing, her jewellery encourages you to nurture your inner qualities for lasting happiness and balance. Each gemstone design comes with a meditation app, featuring 21 audio guided meditations that will help you grow towards your desired inner peace.
From rose quartz to aquamarine, you choose your gemstone based on the quality you desire to grow and then let the app guide you. We chat with Veroniek to find out more about her good-for-the-soul jewellery.
How did your brand start?
“The Silatha Journey began when I discovered meditation, and the fulfilment and calm it brought to my busy daily routine. Living, loving and breathing this new rhythm has been the most beautiful gift. It helped me to transform my life, so I hope to enable others to do the same.”
"Living, loving and breathing this new rhythm has been the most beautiful gift."
What are your core brand values?
“Beauty is at the heart of our products. Respect, trust and honour to our clients, employees, partners, suppliers and planet are crucial for us.”
What inspires your designs?
“Our jewellery is inspired by one of the most sacred objects in Tibetan Buddhism: the Dorje. It is a symbolic and ritual tool used in meditation practice; it represents our true nature and helps us transform.”
"We found a trusted supplier who guarantees all stones are authentic and made without child labour.”
How do you source your gemstones sustainably?
“Unfortunately, sourcing gemstones comes with challenges to ensure they are ethically sourced and authentic. We found a trusted supplier who guarantees all stones are authentic and made without child labour.”
What feedback have you received from customers about your jewellery?
“We receive so many wonderful messages from our clients, with little stories of things that have happened in their lives thanks to the Silatha Journey - either through their gemstones or through the meditations, or both! It’s so heart-warming to receive.”
How do you want someone to feel when they wear your jewellery?
“Our jewellery is combined with the meditation app, so that people feel liberated, transformed, balanced, happy and truly fulfilled.”
If you could only wear one piece from your whole collection, which piece would you choose?
“My favourite piece is the Silatha Labradorite Dorje Necklace. I love the rose gold and the Dorje hanger as it’s so pretty and elegant. Though, I do wear them all!”
If you weren’t designing jewellery, what would you be doing?
“For 12 years I had a corporate role in global innovation for coffee. I felt the calling to do something different, which lead me to quit my job and the Silatha Dorje was born. If it hadn't come on my path, I would likely still be working there.”
"Meditation is a must in my life. It gives me calm and the time to reconnect to myself."
How do you ensure you maintain a good work/life balance?
“Meditation is a must in my life. It gives me calm and the time to reconnect to myself. This together with exercising and making sure I have enough time with family and friends ensures a good work/life balance for me.”
What’s your favourite quote?
“Searching for that one person who will change your life? Take a look in the mirror. (As we often forget, your life really is in our own hands and we are the writers of the story.)”
If you were stranded on a desert island, which three books would you want?
“Men’s search for meaning by Viktor Frankl, a must read to remember that we always have the freedom to choose how we react; The hundred-year-old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared by Jonas Jonasson and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.”