After completing her training as a goldsmith Saskia Diez decided to study industrial design. It was essentially coincidence that led her back to jewellery design. And you can clearly discern the perspective of design in her informal reduced products. With their clarity and intelligent simplicity they are truly captivating, playing with tradition and modernity, and citing the ‘zeitgeist’ without being trendy. They consciously challenge the principles according to which traditional jewellery pieces are made. Despite her serious reflected way of working, her designs are never lacking in poetry.Saskia Diez draws the inspiration for her pieces from many different sources: People, pieces of clothing, materials or moods, from small everyday details. Sometimes it is even mistakes, minor inconsistencies that lead her to new ideas. Stimulated by such observations and associations, she searches for the right materials and combines the ideas with the symbolic content, the use and the function of the materials until something new emerges from them.