CrusaderFair Trade Modern Sterling Silver Band Ring
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"Now that our parents have retired, they have more time to visit us. They are so happy that we are carrying on their silver jewelry tradition!"
"My dream is to one day have a jewelry workshop and produce my own designs. My parents are jewelers and created made to order jewelry in our home. Because I've had the opportunity to observe the process and even to help out sometimes, I'd like to continue this family tradition. I enjoy it a lot. After college, I worked two years for a jewelry company and gained experience in new techniques.
"My name is Jantana, but people usually shorten it to Na. I'm the youngest of five children. When my brother and sister married, each moved to stay with their new families, but continued to work with jewelry by setting up workshops in their new locations. I visited my sister and her husband in Northern Thailand where they produce silverware in their home. She invited me to help her. Because I really like the region, I resigned at work and moved to Chiang Mai to live with my sister's family.
"She and her husband have 12 silversmiths who collaborate with them. It is a small workshop and they all work together happily like brothers and sisters. One of the women cannot speak, however she is learning to assemble simple pieces, clean the silver, etc. She's been much happier since she started working with us and I'm proud to help her achieve a better life.
"While assisting my sister, I've also been able to develop designs of my own. Every time a shopper admires my work, this makes me very happy and gives me greater motivation. My designs are crafted by hand – almost every step of the process. Sometimes I create a piece of jewelry designed by an artist to display in museums, both inside and outside Thailand. I also create jewelry for new generation designers who want to test their market with small quantities. Some of my jewelry has been specially designed and hand crafted for Novica.
"I'm so happy to be living in Northern Thailand and to work at something I enjoy. My sister's family is warm and lovely, and I'm pleased to help her take care of her daughter and son. Now that our parents have retired, they have more time to visit us. They are so happy that we are carrying on their silver jewelry tradition!"
I ordered the 'Elephant Stack' earrings and they are so gorgeous! They are my new favorite earrings, I wear them all the time. The craftsmanship is superb and there are so many tiny little details. I loved them so much that I just ordered the 'Elephant Stack' necklace to go along with them and I can hardly wait for it to arrive. Jantana is one of my favorite artists her jewelry is so fresh and inspired. Thank you Novica for bringing such high quality artists to us.
Jantana ~ I would like you to know I purchased Elephant Journeys necklace for my daughter. She and her two beautiful daughters are going through a very difficult time in their lives. My daughter also loves elephants and the symbolism behind them. So when I saw your lovely necklace that showed the journey my daughter and two granddaughters are on, I knew I had to purchase this for her. I know there will be lots of tears when she sees this...but joyous tears! Thank you so much, Chris
I ordered the 'Cycles' earrings from Jantana & they instantly became my favorite earrings. The brushed finish is truly unique & obviously crafted by an artist... it's not just a 'coating' like you'd find on cheap, throw-away jewelry. They are super-light so they don't pull at my ears, but they're not small either - so they are definitely eye-catching. I receive compliments every time I wear them. The brushed finish also creates a little ""swoosh"" sound as the rings spin around when you move. I love it! I would definitely buy more from this artist.
I just got my ""Bold Nature"" earrings today. They are GORGEOUS. I am so excited about them! I absolutely love the look of the brushed silver, and the craftsmanship is superb. I have numerous pairs of silver earrings and can say these are by far some of the nicest. These can dress up or down, so I'm very excited to add them to my earring collection! Thank you, thank you!
I purchased the ""Flower Power"" necklace. It's elegant and stylish. I can either wear it with jeans, or even with a suit. The picture really doesn't do it justice. I have purchased other items from this artist as gifts, and they've received rage reviews. Beautiful work.
Cleveland, OH, USA
I ordered the ""Abstract Clover"" earrings and LOVE them. After viewing Jantana's other items, there are 3 more I would like to get.
West Chester, PA USA
I ordered 3 rings and just received them. THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!! And the packaging was very unique. Thank you so much for creating such amazing jewelry.
The gold-plated 'Elephant Friendship' pendant necklace is, without doubt, my favorite necklace, and it makes me smile every time I wear it. I receive countless compliments on it because it is unlike any other piece of jewelry, and it makes a perfect compliment to any outfit. Jantana's craftsmanship is remarkable, and the brushed finish adds a lovely, subtle touch. The way the elephant's trunks entwine is absolutely precious! I just recently purchased a second one as a present for a friend who loved mine. Thank you, Jantana!
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
I have just received the Lanna Rose ring by Jantana, and I was thrilled with the quality of the work. Jantana was one of the artisans that originally drew me to Novica, and I am now pleased to have a piece done exceptionally well. I look forward to getting more from this great talent in the future. Thank you.
West Chester, PA USA
I purchased the Amethyst flower ring, 'Mystical Frangipani' and it is gorgeous. Very unique and the craftsmanship is amazing. Very detailed. I love it! Thank you.
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! Thank you :)
Jantana, this week I received my beautiful ""Thai Elite"" earrings! I like them very much! They are very well made and not heavy at all, you cannot feel them on your ears!!Thank you for sharing your talent with us!! Nora
Thank you Jantana for making my Peace Dove silver earrings. I have admired your elephant earrings and had some in my Wish List before.... but I didn't ""need"" them (I have several different pairs of elephant earrings already). Much to my surprise, for International Peace Day, Novica sent out an email that featured these Peace Dove earrings! I bought them and saved them for myself for Christmas. They are beautiful! My husband likes them, too. He was very pleased with what ""he"" picked out for me for Christmas this year. So.... I need to thank Novica for pointing them out to me, too. I invite all who read this review to get on the Novica mailing list. Fill your Wish List with treasures you like so you are ready when special offers are made. I really enjoy saving the little cards about the artist that comes with each purchase and all of my purchases come with beautiful wrapping as well. Judy D ~ Lima, Ohio
I ordered your necklace 'Elephant Kingdom' for my daughter for Christmas. She picked it out herself from all of the 100's of items available at Novica. It's just arrived and she absolutely loves it! Thank you so much for your talent and for the quality of your work. Jenni
I had receive this beautiful ring Sterling silver band ring, 'Elephant Pride' I want to say that it's look very nice and I love very much elephant. I will buy more from you again :) nice jewelry <(^____^)>
I got my Unfurling -ring today and what a lovely, unique creation it is! I really love how your designs are all feminine, modern and elegant at the same time. This ring is unbelievably comfortable on! Love it! Thank you :)
I was very excited to recieve my parcel recently. I love the ""shy plum blossum"" earrings, they are now my favourite! Thank you!
Williamsburg, VA USA
My ""Eclipse"" ring is gorgeous. It is dainty, lightweight, and beautifully crafted. It was packaged in the most adorable pouch with a lovely handwritten note. The care and attention that is paid to each purchase from Novica is beyond compare. Thank you, Jantana for such a beautiful piece of art.
Beautiful necklace and I even loved the paper case that came with it. A lot of love went into this. I loved the post card too. a great personal touch. Thank you and I will collect from you when timing is right ! Sam Lea
It was my first time ordering from here and I was immediately drawn to Jantana. Elephants are the most amazing animals to me. She depicts them beautifully!
Billings Montana USA
I bought the Winter Song necklace and earrings and they are absolutely gorgeous! I have worn them every day since I received them and everybody loves them. Thank you for your beautiful work!
I gave a pair of your ""elephant stack"" earrings to a close friend who loves and worries about elephants, and she is so happy to have her 'elephants' close by her now. Thank you for your beautiful work!
I live in Honolulu, HI and ordered my braille ""love"" ring on 12/17, and just received it in the mail today (12/21). EXCELLENT service. And the ring looks perfect. Silver, excellent craftsmanship. Perfect. And early for xmas! Thank you Jantana for your beautiful work and NOVICA for the excellent, super easy processing/getting my order to me!
I got the Honey Rose ring for my mother- she absolutely insists on wearing it all the time, she says she's never had such a beautifully crafted and amazingly comfortable ring before! In fact, she loves it so much, I promised her that I'd replace the stone for her if it ever fell out. I hope I can send it back to Thailand for repairs- I think it would be worth it, this artist is just that talented, I feel I might even fly there myself if need be! ;D hahaha, thanks Jantana! ^-^
I ordered the Elephant Pride ring and I absolutely love it. Thank you so much!
My Dearest Jantana, I hope you will forgive me, but I accidentally thanked Wadarat Supasirisuk for two sets of stacking rings that you actually created. I feel terrible about this and I want to correct my error right now. You have no idea how much I love these stacking ring sets. I ordered ""Spring Rainbow"" with peridot, topaz and citrine and ""Gemstone Geometry"" with amethyst and garnets and I want you to know how happy I am with your jewelry. I don't know if you know Wadarat, but I ordered several items from her and I made an honest mistake by crediting her with your artwork. You are a wonderful artisan and I am following you on NOVICA and would love to see more of your creations. Thank you so much for getting my items to me so quickly and I wish you and your family great happiness and success in your association with National Geographic. Again, my apologies for my error in crediting Wadarat with your stacking rings. Warmly, Vicki T.
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
I got my wife your Dancing Elephants necklace and she loves it. It is so well worked, the detail is amazing, and she loves how light it feels, yet has so much visual interest. I think it looks stunning!!
I love the simple but elegant Infinity bracelet I just ordered. It lays so nicely on my wrist and is a constant reminder of the infinite connection we all have in this world.
I ordered the Friendship necklace right now for my sister and Elephantine Motherhood necklace for my mother last week that I just received today. The necklace was absolutely beautiful, along with such a beautiful personalized note and wrapping that came with it. I'm so glad I ordered both these christmas gifts from Jantana, you are such an amazing artist! With love from Canada, Ryan.
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