Indonesian Floral 22k Gold Accent Button Earrings, 'Frangipani'
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"My marriage has given us three children. I hope they will have the same passion for jewelry, so it will be a great legacy in our big family."
"Jewelry is about beautiful things. To find inspiration, I look everywhere and at everything in Bali. Transforming our environment and tradition into silver and gold is the nicest step. Patience is the challenging part of making good jewelry.
"I was born into a family of gold artisans in a Bali, the fourth of seven children. Our village is known as a center of gold ceremonial jewelry. All of us learn to craft jewelry from the time we are in school.
"In 2009, my parents were named 'The Master's Hands' for gold and silver jewelry by The Jakarta Post. They always reminded me to learn patiently, work hard and never give up to achieve good jewelry. Even if I made a mistake during my lessons, my mother always supported me and never get angry about my errors.
"I learned to create gold rings, earrings, bracelets and ornaments used for worship by Hindus, who usually place them in the temple and also wear them for special ceremonies.
"Hard work, patience and honesty are an important part of my life. My marriage has given us three children and we teach them this attitude so they will live with honor – right and easy. I hope they will have the same passion for jewelry, so it will be a great legacy in our big family.
"When I was young girl, my brother had a motorbike and I wanted one – he looked so happy with it! He told me, 'Study hard and work hard!' I didn't at the beginning but, as time went by, I realized he was right, so I got more serious about design and technique. I have to be a good jewelry maker like my parents and my brother, and I will make them proud of me.
"Currently, ten silversmiths collaborate with me. They began learning in 1995 and, at first, they didn't understand the techniques. My husband was one who learned, and now he's in charge of creating samples and applying my design to the craft. This has become part of my happiness in life, making my life worthwhile.
"I found out about Novica from my neighbor, who is a Novica-featured artisan. I hope you like my jewelry and feel its beauty."
Very pleased with the 'Frangipani' earrings. The earrings look unassuming until you put them on - then the cleverness of the design becomes clear. Ni Wayan Astiti shows great understanding of how jewellery should complement the wearer in the design of these earrings. When worn, they are beautiful and striking in themselves, but they also subtly enhance the appearance without drawing too much attention away from the wearer, and they don't look at all incongruous as a decoration, as some unfortunate jewellery can. The colouring seems really versatile and I can imagine these looking gorgeous against most shades of complexion and hair. The design is quite 'classic' but has a good dollop of flair and artistry as well, and the earrings are just the right size. Great for any occasion I think - I'd wear these to work as happily as I would wear them out or to a party. Terima kasih banyak, Bu Astiti!
The ""Blue Bali"" ring and earrings are beautiful and the quality/workmanship is excellent. I had been looking at the EFFY Balissima Collection for a Blue Topaz ring, but their prices are expensive. (EFFY is a family owned jewelry business based in NYC). Then I remembered Novica and found the pieces that I purchased. I even purchased a similar EFFY ring from Macy's (on-sale), but sent it back. I preferred the jewelry I received from Ni Wayan Astiti. The quality was comparable to the EFFY, but I preferred the lighter blue color of the stone and the design of the ""Blue Bali"" jewelry better than the EFFY ring. The EFFY blue topaz stone was a dark turquoise blue and almost didn't look believable. I wondered if the stone had been irradiated to make it the darker blue. I highly recommend Ni Wayan Astiti's jewelry and have my eye on another of her pieces for a future purchase.
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