"Did you know that in Asia, earrings symbolize strength? Some people regard earrings as fetishes that tell of their individual personalities and identities"
"I have a special fascination for marcasite jewelry. I think it has its own unique value because the stone allows me to create and design thousands of patterns. It is truly a must for the jewelry lover, especially when it is designed delicately and neatly, featuring the small black glitter of marcasite all over. It really looks great on one's body. It makes me feel so good whenever I see people wearing and appreciating my designs.
"My name full name is Narinee Ruttanarak and I was born and raised in Chiang Rai. My mother comes from China and she is Chinese teacher. She expected me to be able to speak Chinese, and after graduating from the faculty of arts in Chiang Mai, I went to Beijing to study Mandarin. I could finally fulfill her expectation and what's more, I can earn some extra money and support my family. My parents now have more free time and they love to spend it going out exercising and meeting their friends. Their smiles always make me happy. I am proud and I think that this is one of my successes in my life.
"I was so impressed with the Chinese way of life when I was in Beijing, but I especially loved their arts and culture, especially the traditional Chinese ornaments that are all handmade with high qualify craftsmanship.
"When I returned to Thailand in late 2000, I decided to stay in Chiang Mai and set up a little workshop with a friend. I was responsible for designing and, from time to time, production control.
"Did you know that in Asia, earrings symbolize strength? Some people regard earrings as fetishes that tell of their individual personalities and identities. And because obviously they come in pairs, they are regarded as symbols of love. That is why one of my favorite things to design is earrings.
"My inspiration comes from all that impresses me, like the exotic shape of a flower, the intricate patterns on lace, and small pretty animals. I dedicate all my attention and thought to each jewelry piece. I want to make the best product for my customer.
"I am not a business woman. Sometimes I don't understand how business works. However, I choose my way to design and sell it. So I need to adjust my thinking and find a way to make art and business get along well. This is quite a challenge for me. I am always happy when I see my finished design and a customer smiling with satisfaction while wearing one of my designs. This encourages me to keep on designing a variety of jewelries for you to wear."
I bought the siam atom ring and the details on the ring is just exquisite. It is even more beautiful than I thought based on the pictures and what I love even more is the personal hand written note in Thai and English at the back of beautiful picture of a thai sunset! its that extra touch from the artist and uniqueness of the products that makes Novica my favourite place to purchase jewelry! thank you Narinee and Novica!
I am a fan of marcasite, and a huge fan of Narinee. I purchased the Olive Bough, Wine Berry and Coronation rings, and the Thai Elephant Necklace. Each piece more beautiful than the other. Thank you, Narinee, for being an amazing artist and creating such lovely pieces of jewelry!
Narinee, votre travail est magnifique. Cette bague-couronne est un chef-d’œuvre. Le niveau de détail est absolument ahurissant. Cette petite bague-couronne aspire littéralement le regard. Tout simplement magique.
Thank you again Narinee. Another stunning ring ""Ixora Blossoms"". Donna
I just received my ring, and it is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much!
REALLY appreciate Narinee's 'Sinuous Serpent' earrings - fantastic design, and the prettiest marcasite that I have seen - LOVE these !!
Thank you for the onyx coctail ring, 'at midnight"". It is absolutely beautiful!
I received a pair of butterfly earrings today and they're just beautiful! They arrived in the mail quite quickly and were packaged really nicely. :) Narinee, thank you so much for the gorgeous earrings! I can't wait to wear them. :)
I just received the amethyst and march site earrings and they are too beautiful for words. They are perfect size and look like ribbons of silver with amethyst. Thank you so much.
The marcasite and garnet 'twinkling charm' earrings arrived recently and they are just stunning! I love them, thank you!
I just got my butterfly earrings, and right on my birthday (Feb4)!!! They are even more beautiful than I imagined, and I couldn't wait to thank you for your work and your talent!!!!
I just got from my Little Owl marcasite and garnet pendant necklace. It is simply adorable!!! Thank you Narinee for this exquisite piece.
Just recevid my order yesterday, little owls necklaces. thay are great! You done such a good job on them. looking forward too my next order . Thanks jack jefferson