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A Taste of Tika

Welcome to our blog, A Taste of Tika! The blog documents day to day activities, trade shows, products and a taste of life here at Tika Imports in Northern California! 

Today may be Tika Tuesday, but tomorrow is Vasek!

The Day of Vasek falls on the day of the full moon in the month of May and is sacred because it commemorates the day that the Buddha was born, the day he attained enlightenment, and the day he passed away.

This is an exceptionally potent time to celebrate the teachings of Buddha. May we continue to breathe life into his message of peace, compassion and goodwill to others.

To mix, or to match?
The choice is yours!
We now have 3 striking Bejeweled Beetle Pendants available online. Each unique piece features wing casings of the Sternocera aequisignata beetle from Northern Thailand, and is hand fabricated with sterling silver and natural gemstones.
Complete the set by adding the Jewel Beetle Earrings, also beautifully set in Sterling silver!

Sterling silver earrings featuring the natural wing casings from Sternocera aequisignata beetles.

Another Tika original, inspired by nature!

Anyone else blown away by that gorgeous full moon last night? 
For those of you who just can’t get enough of that full moon beauty, check out our unique silver jewelry featuring hand carved moon faces and natural gemstones!

Luna (1708)
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silver pendant featuring carved moon face
Moon Dreams (5808)
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silver earrings featuring carved moon faces

Earth Day Every Day!

This Tika girl is taking a break from her office duties to pick up trash at our local wildlife sanctuary.

One more thing to love about our exclusive Silk Sari Face Masks is that they are reusable and don’t end up as trash on the side of the road!

It’s our last day at the Pueblo Gem Show! But we are taking a quick pause to check in with Tika’s home base in the Pacific Northwest where we actually got a little rain last night, yippee! The ceanothus is loving it, and so are these gorgeous, one-of-kind Tribal Chic earrings. More unique treasures like these can be found on our website for those of you who couldn’t make it to see us in Tucson.

Happy Saturday y’all!

Stop by and say hi this weekend... we’ve got some show-only specials for you including new merchandise and great deals! Room #144 at the Pueblo Gem Show through the 20th (just a few more days!)

Say hello to Lonzo and Jessica at the “Tika annex” at Rapa River in Tucson.

Greetings from Tucson!
Swipe through to get the most out of your Tika Tuesday and if you are here in Tucson come see us in person! Room 144 at the Pueblo Gem Show

Well this week’s Tika Tuesday is just a big TEASE! The Tika team is in Tucson with boxes stacked floor-to-ceiling and working hard to set up our showroom at the Pueblo Gem and Mineral Show.

We have so many exciting new items and Show Specials available on some favorite Tika originals. Come by and say hi, we’ll be in room 144 from 4/8-4/20.

That’s right, Tika is now carrying an incredible assortment of stone cabochons.
These beauties aren’t currently available on our website, but will be on display along side all our other Tika treasures in Tucson.
You’ll find us in the usual spot, room 144 at the Pueblo Gem Show from April 8th - April 20th.

Want to accessorize, but jewelry isn’t really your thing?
Our Snake Vertebrae Chokers also work great as a hat band!

What do we have planned for this week’s Tika Tuesday you might ask?

* Anadara Fossil Shells *

These unique fossil shells from the Miocene era are found along what we now call the Northern California coast. The interesting range of patterns and shades are reminiscent of those found in indigenous textiles, pottery and woven baskets.

Scroll through to see the Tika team working hard to get these beauties carved and polished for Tucson. We will be bringing a great selection of cabochons for all you designers out there, along with ready-to-wear sterling silver jewelry.

Come find us at the Pueblo Gem Show, room #144 April 8th- April 20th

We are usually quite busy this time of year with post-Tucson tasks. Unpacking, sorting stock, organizing, putting things away and updating our lists for next year.

This year is different of course with the Tucson Gem and Mineral show being rescheduled for April. We are still busy little bees, but all of our tasks are getting us ready for the big show.

If you are planning on making the trip to Tucson this year, come check out what we’ve been up to! We will have great new items along with the old favorites you’ll be looking to stock up on.