"I would say that I am at heart a jewelry designer who loves motorbike racing."
"My name is Withaya Cheunjit and Achara, a Novica featured artist, is my loving wife. We have been working together for over 20 years. We use high purity silver, which is handmade by skilled silversmiths, especially by our good friends, the hill tribe people. We make most of our own designs, but we also integrate various designs of tribal origin. Achara's style concentrates on silver, whereas my style includes ornate silver beads and gemstones. I personally enjoy creating my own designs, especially when they become unique pieces.
"My love for design is what motivated me to graduate in architecture. I got interested in silver jewelry when I moved to Chiang Mai. I centered all of my efforts into learning how to design and create silver jewelries such as rings, bracelets, and bangles with my hands. Now I work more on new designs that incorporate charms, silver jewelry mixed with stones, and silver beads.
"I was born in Prachuapkhirikhan, but I fell in love with Chiang Mai, its charm, its traditions and the beauty of its nature. I spend my leisure time up in the mountains, biking and racing motorbikes. Besides the thrill, I also draw inspiration for my designs.
"I am so happy to be able to link my two favorite hobbies together. If I would have to summarize myself in one short sentence, I would say that I am at heart a jewelry designer who loves motorbike racing."
I received the ""Cultured pearl and carnelian dangle earrings, 'Siam Chimes'"" created by this artist. They are so delicately designed and I love the colors! Thanks so much! Wishing you and your family all of God's richest blessings this Christmas and into the New Year!
I ordered the Secret of Love necklace from Withaya and am extremely pleased with it. I bought it because it has amethyst and pearls - two birthstones that are important to me - and also has the sterling silver heart. The length is perfect to wear both with open necklines and collars. It is so pretty and very versitile - I wear it quite frequently. Thank you so much for your beautiful designs and thanks to Novica for making your jewelry available to the worldwide market. It's so nice to know some personal history of the artisans and I love having a piece of jewelry made by someone who loves motorcycles!!!! Best wishes, Linda
The pearl threader ""love trio"" earrings are so dainty and beautiful, was very excited to receive them, thank you!
I received the nicely packaged Garnet Chandelier Earring ""Thai Hearts"" with your thank you card in a very quick fashion! I LOVE these earrings! They are even more beautiful in person than as pictured. Thank you so much, I proudly wear your artistry! Valeska, California USA
I have received the ""Hope"" band ring that is made by Mr. Cheunjit and the ring is Stunning!!!!! It is absolutely, exactly what I was looking for. I will definitely be ordering more jewelry from Withaya Cheunjit and other artisans on Novica!! I love this site! And I love my Ring!!! Beverly J. Strickland Long Beach, Mississippi USA
I purchased the Dragon Love pearl earrings and just love them! They are so elegant and beautiful. Thank you!
Today my long awaited earrings arrived and they were worth the wait! I purchased Withaya Cheunjit's creation, ""Dragon's Love"" and they are exquisite. I shall be watching for more creations by Withaya Cheunjit and for now I thank him and Novica.
I purchased your Thai Heart earrings for my aunt's birthday. She loves heart jewelry and when I found these earrings, I thought they were so beautiful. When they arrived and I looked at them, I was very impressed---delicate detail in the hearts, the box they came in, the thank you note from you--all very personal and lovely. I sent them on to my aunt and she called to tell me she loved them and was wearing them--she put them on right away and said "" They look good on me!"" Thank you so much for your love of jewelry making! I would certainly order from you again. Deb K.
Dear Mr. Cheunjit and friends of Novica, I have the 'Silver Contrasts' bracelet and I wear it almost every day. I love the style and comfort and get a lot of compliments on it. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world!
I absolutely love my Pearl and rose quartz cluster necklace. It is stunning and I loved wearing it on my wedding day. Thank you very much, Mr. Cheunjit. It arrived in a beautiful box with a Thailand picture in it. This artist has such wonderful taste and talent with jewelry. His pieces are truly works of art.
Dear Withaya, I have just received my pearl and rose quartz 'promise of love' choker. It is a present from my husband for our 15the wedding anniversary. It is just beautiful, even more so than the website photo's. I will certainly be recommending your jewelry, so please keep up the good work. Many Thanks