"I am thankful to God for giving me such a great gift so I can make a living for my family. Not much, perhaps, but enough for our simple way of life."
Like most people who were born and live in Gianyar Regency, Buana has been surrounded by handicrafts since he was a child. Gianyar is a part of Bali known throughout the world for its beautiful landscapes and exceptional artistic legacy. Handicrafts like shadow puppets made of cowhide, woodcarving and silver jewelry are created there in towns like Tegalalang, Ubud, Sukawati and Celuk.
In 1990, Buana decided to learn to craft silver jewelry from a friend in Celuk. He learned it all, from the very basic skills like sanding, polishing and making plates to very advanced techniques. Supported by his family, Buana has continued his profession as a silversmith. "I am thankful to God for giving me such a great gift so I can make a living for my family. Not much, perhaps, but enough for our simple way of life," he says. "Hopefully through Novica I can offer a better future to my wife and two children."
216 Testimonials for Buana
The onyx earrings surrounded by beautiful sterling silver. love them! great hooks
Beautiful workmanship! I love this ring and have received many compliments on it! Thanks so much. God has richly blessed you with wonderful talent.
I am so happy I found this site and Buana, he does have a God given gift. Exceptional artist. I'm sure I will be back for more of his items.
I have purchased many of Buanas pieces! I love the creativity and the meticulous work he does! I have had so many compliments and comments on my jewelry! People are always asking where I found such lovely and original pieces! Thank you, Buono
I have purchased the Frangipani Pearl Trio in both the earrings and the necklace. This is a large pink central mabe pearl surrounded by silver flowers and accented with 3 pear cut blue topaz. The conception, the craftsmanship and the finishing are all top quality. These pieces are definitely heirloom quality in every way and will be valued by every generation to come. One can only say this is exquisite jewelry.
My ring came today..in a beautiful box..with a beautiful hand written thank you..the ring..stunning ..fit like a glove..I'm in love with my new ring..1 more on the way..I will defenetly be purchasing more from this very talented artist..light n love to you..many blessings...thank you again..from a very happy woman in a very small farm Town in NJ. Xo
My blue topaz ring is so beautiful, love the detailed work and I am constantly getting remarks on how pretty and different it is. I will definitely buy from and recommend Buana to my friends! Thanks Novica for bringing his work to our world!
Hello Buana, I feel like a queen when I wear my Frangipani Butterfly ring and every person looks at me. My ring is beautiful and I love it. You are an artist and your work is the best. Thank you so much for making this ring just for me. Thank the people who wrote a note in my package in English and your language. It made me so happy. Edna Earl Hughes, age 77.
I have purchases many pieces for gifts and for myself from this artist. His work is wonderful! I still get compliments on even my oldest pieces. I love the details, the stone cut quality is wonderful and the pearls are beautiful. The workmanship is first rate!
These became my wife's favorite earrings the minute she opened the box. They are beautiful!
Banyak-Banyak terima Kasih! I love my new rings! Senang juga :) Regards Lisa
I bought the Imperial Woman cuff for my wife for Valentine's day and it came in the mail today. What an amazing piece of jewelry. She loved this piece as well. I will be rounding out the set and buying the earrings soon. Thank you!!
What a nice piece of jewelry. I bought this for my wife as a gift and she absolutely loves it. I will be buying more in the future.
Just look at this work in the carving. I have three pieces, each different with one exception - the earrings! They are identical. The 'Frangipani Moon' is a peaceful bent repose mask of slumber of some secret only you know. The silver scroll work is snug holding a beaded flower then a larger one beneath. Just brilliant! Art work on your ear - IMAGINE THAT!
I just purchased the Royal Romance necklace for my wife and it is beautiful. It's bigger than I thought, and so nicely crafted. My wife absolutely loves it. We'll be buying additional items in the future. Thank you.
1.30.16 The Cultured pearl dangle earrings are true to the picture and I immediately fell in love with my purchase. I've never purchased any jewelry from Novica but I can tell you that I shall from this point on ! Good workmanship Mr, Buana ! !
They are very unique, I really love them.
I bought a men's ring as a gift. It's so beautiful! The detail on this ring, and the texture.. Im so happy I bought from you! So talented! Thank you!
Today I received my order and I couldn't be happier. I am amazed with the beauty and the quality of the pieces. I will continue ordering from you
I bought this ring for my self.I lost my granddaughter to cancer in June she was only 8 years old.I love the look of peace on it. she had a tough battle and is now at peace as well Thank you it is beautiful just like her.Peace and love Deb Kelly
My ring came today! How exciting!!! It is even more beautiful than the pictures! Beautifully crafted! I could not be more pleased with my purchase! Thank you so much!!! I will be buying more and telling all my friends too!
I was waiting for the perfect turtle ring,this is it! I knew that buana would make another piece of jewelry that I would treasure! He has a true gift !
thank you for your beautiful ring. the craftmanship is flawless and is a credit to your beautiful land
Moon Romancing is the most beautiful piece of jewery I have owned in 80 years. It is stunning against any color, and always draws admiration, not just from the moonstruck. Thank God for artists whose imagination, genius and spirit inspire gratitude and praise.
Just received the pearl and silver bracelet, ""Moons and Shooting Stars,"" and it is really exquisite... much prettier in person than in the photograph. The detail and workmanship are superb. Really happy with my new bracelet!
These are some of the most beautiful and unique earrings I have ever seen! I know people will notice these because they are SO different. They look very expensive and are so well made - I don't know how you do it, Buana, but please, never stop! Thank you for creating and sharing this special beauty with us.
These are some of the most beautiful and unique earrings I have ever seen! I know people will no cite these because they are SO different. They look very expensive and are so well made - I don't know how you do it, Buana, but please, never stop! Thank you for creating and sharing this beauty with us.
The Sky Fantasy earrings are beautiful, they are unassuming when they arrive and then you put them on and the design and stones really shine, a very beautiful combination of colours and they are perfect proportions to the face, just beautiful. I will keep following your collections.
I purchased the ring ""Frangipani Allure."" Amethyst is my birthstone and not only is the stone big and beautiful, but the flower pattern surrounding the stone is so pretty and feminine. I have bought earrings from Buana and all his jewelry is very well made. I always get compliments when I wear his jewelry. Thank you for another fine work of art.
Thank you, Buana. This pendant necklace is absolutely beautiful ! I love it. The black cord shows it off really well, the gemstones are gorgeous and the carving incredible. I very much admire your work. Such talent.
My mother wore her ""Sky Empress"" earrings for her birthday, and they are truly incredible and dazzling! The intricate silver work, large sparkling amethysts and rainbow moonstone radiated such loving blessed light that we could not keep our eyes off them over dinner! The balanced delicacy of your silver butterfly/flowers and peacock pearls render a moving design that surpasses more expensive pieces. The exquisite beauty of these earrings far outshines the picture. Truly a wonderful surprise, thank you..
I received my cultured pearl and garnet cocktail ring, 'Moon and Stars' today, in a lovely jewelry pouch. While the profile is much higher than I expected, the detail and artistry is so exquisite and lovely, that I can't help but still love it. Thank you so much.
Just received your Citrine and Peridot Sleepy Moon Necklace and I absolutely love it! Perfect length and beautiful craftsmanship. It is a necklace that can go with many looks, from dressy to casual. Very pleased with my purchase.
I love this little moon ring! I really like the size of the moon,not huge but very detailed.love,love buana's art !
I purchased the blue topaz and citrine ""Plumeria Dew"" earrings and they are very pretty and well made. I have received a lot of compliments on them. I ordered and am awaiting the pearl flower ""Pink Frangipani"" and onyx flower ""Midnight Garden"" earrings as well. I can't wait until they arrive as I am sure they will be just as beautiful. Thank you for your wonderful talent. Dana in Arizona.
The sky sonnet earrings are stunning! So beautiful! Cm
Your Frangipani Moon earrings are so delightful!! They bring a smile to my face as well! The intricate hand carving in bone makes each one unique, with its own personality, and the silver work is phenominal--how divine! I will wear them often, as they match everything! Thank you!
I just received my amethyst ring with frangipani flowers. It is absolutely beautiful and more delicate than I thought it would be. I am looking forward to ordering another ring from Buana next month
Dear Buana, Today I received your Moon Empress cuff bracelet and the floral frog necklace, both of which are more beautiful in person than pictured. The carving is expressive and flawless and the workmanship so, so detailed and lovely. Thank you very much. I will wear these pieces with pride.
The detail and sweetness of my Golden Rainforest Frog is spectacular. Ordering it as the daily special I was amazed at the value when I received it. The citrine is very brown, as a real frog would be! It is his disposition that is sunny! Thank you for recognizing the beauty and precious nature of the rainforest and the animals that dwell in them!
""Queen of Plumeria"" earrings are gorgeous. Ordered them as a gift for my daughter and she loves them. Has gotten so many compliments on them. Thank you so much, your work is beautiful.
Thanks a lot. The is SO much more beautiful than the photograph
I just received the ""Sleepy Moon"" pendant with leather necklace, and the ""Lush Suns"" earrings. They are beautiful. Thank you. The face of the sleepy moon is amazing. Thank you, Buana. You are an incredible artist!
I got one of your creations, Incandescent Moon ring, and it is exquisite!! Thank you!
I just recieved my sun blossom citrine earrings from Buana.They are the most beautiful earrings.I love them! I wish I had discovered novica long ago! This is just the styles and quality I have been searching for for many years.
The bridal moon ring is absolutely beautiful. I am very happy to have found the Novica site and this artist. It is a pleasure to purchase such a beautifully made ring almost directly from its maker, without all the middlemen. Fiona Sturman
Thank you so much for creating the silver frog and citrine ring which I have just received. It is beautiful and the details are very clear and actually represent the little animal perched on a lotus leaf. I normally wear size 10 rings, but ordered this one in size 11 as I was afraid it would be too tight in a size 10 and I didn't want to return it. I am very happy to say that it fits perfectly in the size 11. Thanks again as this is my birthday gift to myself. You are very talented and can expect to see future orders from me in the future, God willing.
When I opened the box for Luxury, my breath was taken away by the beauty of the pendant. I am glad I purchased it with the chain, as it is also pretty, and the chain can also be used alone or with other pendants.
I have just received the most beautiful amethyst and garnet sterling silver ring made by Buana and I LOVE IT! I could not be more pleased with this wonderful workmanship - Thank You so much! Wishing yo and your family much happiness!
I got the blue topaz cuff bracelet ( Twin Sister ) . I just love it. Buana is a great artist. I know own a lot of his pieces of jewelry. I will be buying more. I just love every piece I have got from him.
I have got a lot of very very pretty jewelry made by Buana. he is so right when he say's he has a gift from God. I got the Amethyst cocktail ring Size 7 (Lilac rainforest frog) That he made as a gift from my Mother. I also got the cow bone flower earrings (Frangipani Moon) and I just love them so much that I have ordered his Sterling silver pendant necklace (Queen of the flowers) As it looks a lot like the earring (Frangipani Moon). The pendent is on back order but I am just so Happy to be getting one. I have also got his face of the moon ring that I just love as well. I also have his Amethyst and cow bone pendant necklace (Guardian Moon) That I love as well. I have also ordered his Blue topaz cuff bracelet (Twin Sister). I am just so happy to be getting as well. All the jewelry I have got from him has been so much nicer then the pic's on the web site. I will be buying more jewelry from Buana. His is a great artist. Thank you so much Buana.
This is my first time buying from Novica, I ordered the ""Face of the Moon "" cow bone ring, I'm so thrilled with it it is even more beautiful than the picture could ever make it look. The workmanship is so delicate the face so serene. Thank you so much
I purchased 2 items from Buana. The Balinese Weavings bracelet is just perfect! Exactly what I wanted. The Lilac Frangipani ring is beautifully crafted, but because the band is very wide it did not fit my finger comfortably. I had to have it made 1 size larger and reduced the band width on the inside of my finger to about 1/4"". It's a lovely ring and fits comfortably now. I hope it will still fit this summer when the weather is warmer.
Hi I received the beautiful Regal Gianyar moonstone bracelet. It is exquisite and quality is exceptional. I will enjoy many moments of wearing this beautiful piece. Thank you for sharing your creative expression in this manner. I look forward to purchasing more of your jewelry.
Love the pieces I've purchased from you. Beautiful work.
Thank you so much for the sleepy moon necklace. you are a true artist and I am proud to give this as a gift. Jeanne fm Florida
Buana, I just received my ""Sleepy Moon"" and I liked a lot. This is the first item I have bought. I cannot wait to wear this wonderful piece. Gad has blessed you with such great talent. Regards from Costa Rica.
I received my ""Frangipani Trio"" today. And I like it very much. It looks even more beautiful then in the photograph. Buana, thank you very much for such a pleasure.
Buana your work is truly beautiful and you have an incredible gift. I purchased the necklace 'Frangipani Secrets' and the earrings 'Midnight Tears' for a friend and she looks so stunning in them that everyone else in the room gasped when she came out wearing them. I can't thank you enough for offering your gorgeous artwork for sale and I want you to know how grateful I am for the care you take in creating your jewelry. You made her day very special. THANK YOU!! I will certainly purchase more from you in the future!
Absolutely my favorite artist! All the pieces I have purchased receive glowing comments from others. I can't wait to be able to add even more to my collection!
I feel fortunate to have found Novica, and Buana whose jewelry is beautiful, very well made, and a magnet for attention and admiration. Further, it was carefully wrapped and shipped promptly. I am pleased to have one of Buana's rings and contributed to the work of artisans through Novica as well.
Lilac Frangipani Floral Sterling Silver and Faceted Amethyst Ring from Bali: thank you, Buana, for my beautiful ring, it is exactly as illustrated, very substantial, the band 5/8"" wide (therefore, you might want to order one size up), the silver-art frangipani sits very proud 1/4-inch off the band; the amethyst sparkles, as it is fullly faceted !
Your work is unbelievable! And the quality of your work is quite remarkable. I just received my ""Sleepy Moon"" pendant that I purchased as a gift to my daughter, and I can honestly say, she will be quite impressed! I will not hesitate to order again from this artist. And I will be ordering from other NOVICA artists as well. My only regret is not finding out about this site before Christmas. Wishing you peace in the New Year!!!!
Hi Buana, thank you the beautiful rings and that they arrived safely before Christmas. Unfortunately on one of . the rings the corners were bent at the spirals, but I managed to straighten them I have to say despite the the bent corners mishap the rings are gorgeous and very well made an d so very different, I just. love them. Thank you for the wonderful workmanship I am very happy with my purchase. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a Wonderful New Year! Ann
I am Joellyn From East Kingston, N.H. USA. For over twenty years I have owned gift shops and then more upscale galleries featuring various types of jewelry. Now I am retired, and was looking through the work of of Buana, but an on a limited budget. I fell in love with the ""Angelic"" bracelet, but really needed pair of boots more. We do get that nasty white stuff here & mine had a hole in them, so I found enough money & purchased the ""Angel"" earrings instead. A few days later I had a birthday & my son surprised me with a $100 bill. So I got back on line and ordered the ""Angelic"" bracelet. They both arrived today. I am thrilled at the quality. How dainty, how exquisitely tiny the carving of the silver is. I have been to juried Craft Fairs all over our Country and never seen such delicate work. ""Buana"" your talent is heavenly. God blessed you with something truly unique. Thank you for sharing your talent. It makes me want to open another store here, to sell your work! Thank you. Joellyn Bellonzi
Queen of Sumatra is a stunning and beautifully crafted necklace - incredibly detailed work. Thanks very much Buana - I love it.
Hi Buana: I just love the Direction Lapis and Pearl Ring. It is so beautiful and such a special design. It fits perfect. Never going to take it off. God Bless You and your wonderful work! -Karen Maresca
Hello & I'm sorry for taking SO long to leave this review regarding the ""Garnet Cocktail Moon Dream ring"" which has now become my favorite ""go to"" ring for all occasions. I absolutely LOVE this ring for far too many reasons to list so sufficed to say the attention to detail clearly illustrated in EVERY feature of this gorgeous ring is just ONE of the reasons why I love & appreciate this unique & rare ring!!! Thanks SO much Buana for creating such lovely wearable art & I look forward to purchasing from you again. All the best to you & yours, Sincerely, Deanna :)
Buana, I ordered the Balinese Bangle bracelet as a birthday gift to myself. I looked at it many times. I told myself I couldn't afford it-But decided I just had to have it. It arrived today. Its JUST BEAUTIFUL! Absolutely no regrets. Thank you so much I will treasure it always. Margo Middlebrooks
I have several pieces from Buana and cannot say which is my favorite! His work is perfection! I have purchased items as gifts and the recipients have been just as delighted. So pleased to have found you!
This majestic citrine cocktail ring is now the most beautiful ring I own. It really stands out without being busy. Thank you!
Love, Love, Love, my dreamer necklace. It is so beautiful, Very happy with your work. You are so talented. I will order more items from you. Would love to see how you do this, what a miracle that you are blessed with this talent!! Hope all of your items do well, and I have spread the word on your work!! Bless you and your family.
Wow ! Buana, I own so many of your pieces that I do not know where to begin. I really like your "" Dreamer"" necklace. I think it is exceptional. It is also a spiritual piece, since every time I wear it, it brings me peace. Also love your "" Sleeping prince"". I also ordered the "" Goddesses"" bracelet, which is truly a piece of art. The moment I received this bracelet, I was speechless. Thank you very much. Your work is amazing.
Buana, thank you for your exquisite craftsmanship! I absolutely LOVE my Butterfly Queen ring! The detail , care and work you put into your pieces really shines through! This is one of the most colorful and comfortable rings I have, and will get many years of enjoyment wearing it. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! !!
Dawn Sky Artisan Crafted Sterling Silver and Rose Quartz Ring So extremely happy with my purchase! Beautiful ring. Great quality. I got it really fast too. It was my very first time shopping here. Will be buying more from Buana. Thank you very much :)
Unbelievably beautiful ring .""Butterfly Queen""!!! I got it today. It is more better than on the web image. Buana, you are really great artisan. I highly recommend jewellery from Buana for Novica buyers. Many many thanks
I just received my beautiful ""face of the moon"" ring from Bali and words cannot express how stunningly exquisite this piece is. My experience from beginning to end with Novica was perfect in every way. Thank you Buana for your personalized Bali postcard and for sharing your gift with the world! I know this relationship was destined to be and will continue for generations to come! Blessings Buana!
I love to wear the pearl ring that was made by Buana. The design is unique, very special with the flowers on both sides. Buana wrote me a card wich made this buying experience one that I won't forget.
I received my ""Nest of Lilies"" onyx ring and am very pleased with it. I have several pieces of Buana`s jewelry and they are all beautiful and well-made. His jewelry is always every bit as beautiful as the pictures and his work gets better and better. Thank-you, Buana for sharing your talent with the world!
Hey there Buana!! Its me Carrie Peoples again...I purchased a beautiful set of 3 sterling silver rings that you created, and I really love them. I'm very proud to know you through Novica...you make unique jewelry an art and share that art with the world. Thank you!
Slamat Soret Tremacasi for the lovely sleepy moon it is so bagus. thank you once again you are truely a fine artist. I wish you well in your business. Great jewellery and a lovely present box. I would recommed this artist highly. Thank you so much Regards Maggie : )
Buana YOU are MAGNIFICENT in your field. What a talented artisan. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. I know I will be purchasing many pieces from you. I have a waiting list pending. Thank you again. Linda
Dear Buana, I received my Sleepy Moon Necklace and my Face of the Moon Ring today. What I love the most about these pieces, are that they are so different from all other jewelry out there. The features on the face of the moon is so sweet, and the carvings of both pieces were done very well. Thank you for doing wonderful pieces like this. I just love them, and can't wait to wear them and show off your excellent work!
I just received my first handmade item from you - the ""Face of the Moon"" carved bone ring. It is beautiful and I love it! It is wonderfully made and fits perfectly. Thank you so much for this lovely treasure. Donna, Texas
Received today Floral Paradise pendant. I bought it as a gift.. I simply love it and all the information and packaging.. I am sure that my friend will simply LOVE it.. Thanks
HI BUANA!! MY NAME IS CARRIE AND I AM FROM CALIFORNIA, USA. I AM IN AWE OF YOUR WORK AND ALL THE PIECES IN YOUR COLLECTION. I BOUGHT THE ""LOVE MOON"" RING..IT IS SO MUCH MORE BEAUTIFUL IN PERSON...I JUST LOVE IT. I WILL FOLLOW YOU TO SEE WHAT ELSE YOU CAN DO WITH THOSE AMAZING HANDS AND WONDERFUL IMAGINATION.
i have bought more than an entire set of your jewelry and am so very impressed with it, I get lots of compliments on it. Keep up the good work, and make more of each kind of piece so I can buy more pieces! Julie Loebler Alabama, USA
Want to see more of your work, please? I enjoy the detail.
This was my first order from Novica. I was taking a chance with the unknown, but was VERY happy with the result. The lapis and pearl ring is much better than I expected. I admire an artist and craftsman who can produce such a beautiful thing and am glad to have direct access to your outstanding work. May God allow you great success! --Carol, USA
I received the pearl & amethyst ring ""Frangipani Queen"" and the amethyst & peridot choker ""Exuberance"" by Buana yesterday . They both look luxuriously elegant. Love both of them & very happy with my purchase.
I ordered the Nest of Lilies ring and am absolutely amazed at the detail! Love it, love it, love it! The craftsmanship is excellent, it's just the right weight for it's size and the pearl is lustrous. Can't wait to order more items!
I was very excited to see the Novica package in my mail so soon after placing my order. When I opened the jewelry box, I was awed by the beauty of Buana's Peridot and Citrine Pendant necklace, Sleepy Moon. Its appearance on the Novica website was beautiful but in person it is ""awesome""! I wore it to dinner and received several comments about its beauty and where I found such unusual jewelry. I just wanted to give Buana a heartwarming thanks for his unusual artistry. Sleepy Moon was in good company with Buana's Day Dreamer's earrings which have received more compliments than I can count. Once again, thank you so much Buana and I look forward to your future works of art.
I have just received my Face of the Moon ring - It is beautiful! thank you so much I am very happy with it!
I received the ""Face of the Moon"" ring by Buana today. It was delivered within three days of ordering it, which took me completely by surprise... but more to my surprise was just how beautiful the ring was! I instantly fell in love with it! I was equally gratified when my husband, who has no real interest in jewelry commented, ""Now THAT is a beautiful ring."" The face of the moon is so beautifully sculpted into the bone that it leads the admirer into believing the eyes could open at any moment. It's breathtaking! Truly a piece of beautiful art that I will proudly wear and hopefully pass on to grandchildren. I'm looking forward to my next piece already! Thanks to Novica, a world of brilliant artisans are at my fingertips!!!
I love Buana's designs and had purchased several pieces of his creation. I also love the designs of his rings especially the big and flashy ones but they don't come in size 5. Buana, please make rings in size 5. I will definitely buy them! Cathy
I purchased the necklace ""Dreamer"" and the earrings ""Day Dreamer"" from Buana. The craftsmanship is exquisite. I love the designs of his rings but they don't come in SIZE 5. How I wish that Buana and all Novica artists will make rings in size 5 so women with small fingers like me can enjoy their Jewelries too.
I just received the Amethyst solitaire ring, 'Frangipani Allure' and it is quite literally the most beautiful ring I think I've ever seen. The cut of the amethyst is stunning, and the detailed flowers on the side are so pretty. Wow!
Buana, I absolutely LOVE my Pearl Nest of Lilies ring! I bought it as a memorial to a loved one whose birthstone is pearl. I thought the lilies surrounding the pearl were so fitting when I ordered the ring and I was so very pleased to find that it was even more beautiful than the photo! It has become my favorite ring. Thank you for your beautiful designs - I will surely be adding to my collection from yours!!! All good wishes from Virginia USA to you and your family!
Today I received the beautiful Rosequartz Ring. What a craftsmanship. I am very happy with and I will wear very often. Regards, Trudy The Netherlands
I purchased 'Nest of Lilies' pearl ring--beautiful and intricate silver work on the ring itself, and the pearl is quite large! I always receive lots of compliments when I wear it. My next purchase from this artist will be one of his cow bone creations. I highly recommend this artist--very high quality work and unique designs.
Buana, the carved bone earrings that I bought recently are exquisitely beautiful and well-made! I love them and have also ordered the matching necklace and cocktail ring. As they are both on backorder, I am very eagerly waiting to receive them. Terima Kasih Banyak Sekali!
I just received my BEAUTIFUL ""Guardian Moon"" necklace and I just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE it. Your work is AMAZING! I love it so much I have purchased your ""Sleepy Moon"" & Mother Earth Sleeps"" necklaces, and I can't wait to get them. Your love for what you do shows through your BEAUTIFUL peices. God Bless, Nancy
I received my ""Amun Ra"" ring today and it's just as gorgeous as my ""Face of the Moon"" ring I purchased from Buana two years ago. I wear them together and it's just an awesome look. There's so much detail in these rings, they're artsy, the faces are serene looking, and they're just plain ""cool"". Love them.
I HAVE BEEN AN IMPORTER FROM BALI , WHERE I WAS SO TURNED ON BY THE SKILL AND CRAFTSMANSHIP OF SO MANY CRAFTS, I WOULD GO TO A VILLAGE LIKE TAMPAK SIRING, OVER LOOKING AN ANCIENT TEMPLE, I WOULD DO ROUGH SKETCHES OF DESIGNS TO BE MADE INTOI 3 DIMENTIONAL MINIATURE CARVINGS, FROM COCONUT SHELL TO PIECES OF WOOD. THESE WOULD BE DRIED CARVED AND PAINTED AND IN THE BEGINNING WE MADE OUR OWN EAR WIRES, BEFORE WE GOT A CONNECTION TO SUPPLIERS IN JAVA. THEY WOULD BE MATCHED BAGGED AND SENT OFF TO THE USA. IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY, BUT AS THE BUSINESS GREW BECAUSE THEY WERE POPULAR , THE PEOPLE COULD AFFORD GENERATORS, BEFORE THEY WIRED THE VILLAGE. ONE DAY I CAME AND THEY HAD BOUGHT A SATELITE DISH AND WERE WATCHING A WRESTLING MATCH TAKING PLACE IN VIRGINIA WHERE I LIVED. I TOLD THEM AS THEY SQUATTED AND CARVED AND SANDED THE PIECES, THATHE PICTURE THEY WERE WATCHING WAS NEAR MY VILLAGE IN AMERICA. I NO LONGER IMPORT , BUT AM DRAWN TO THE PAST AND HAVE BOUGHT SEVERAL MOON RINGS AND EBONY RINGS FROM BUANA. I WAS DOING THIS 30 YEARS AGO AND AM SURE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CHANGES AND TONS OF TOURISTS. I HAD A HOUSE BY THE SEA IN KUTA, IN LEGYAN AND FINALLY AS THESE AREAS BECAME NOTHING BUT SHOPS AND TOURIST AND CARS AND MOTORBIKES, I WENT TO UBUD NEAR WHERE MY PRODUCERS WERE. I BELIEVE TAT EVEN WITH ALL THIS MATERIAL, THAT THE BALINESE CULTURE STILL SURVIVES. I ALSO THINKTHAT THE PEOPLE WHO WEAR SARONGS ARE MOSTLY TOURISTS WITH THE BALINESE WEARING JEANS. I PURCHASE MANY THINGS FROM NOVICA AND SEE THAT THEY HAVE MODERNIZED THE SELLING OF CRAFTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. WHEN I FIRST WENT INTO BUSINESS, I HAD TO SHOW THE PEOPLE HOW TO NUMBER AND PACK THE ARTIFACTS BEFORE THEY WERE SEA FREIGHTED. I HAVE BEEN TO PERU, MANY OF THE ISLANDS IN INDONESIA. I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN GREAT CHANGES IN THESE PLACES. I AM GLAD TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TRAVEL ON A FEW DOLLARS A DAY.
Hi, I received the ring I ordered very quickly and am very pleased with it. It looks even better than the picture depicted, thanks again
I just recieved my beautiful Onyx flower ring Frangipani Mystery. It is just lovely and i am a perfect size 7 and it fits perfectly. the silver is shiny and the decorative flowers in the silver are just beautiful. thank you so much Novica and i will be purchasing again real soon.
I want to comment on the ""brave eagle"" necklace I received in July of 2013. The workmanship of this item is outstanding, and the artistry is beautiful. Thank you Buana for this beautiful piece, you are truly a talented artist. Claude ( Bethlehem, Pa. )
Thank-you for creating such beautiful jewellery, Buana. I've added a second of your pendants to my collection, ""Island Butterfly"". I love that it can be used as a clip as well as a pendant! I so admire the lacy silverwork of the butterfly wings; and I look forward to seeing more of your artistry.
Buana, The amethyst and garnet ""Dreamer"" Necklace is exquisite! The pearl and peridot dangle ""Day Dreamers"" earrings are a perfect match The faces are so beautiful and peaceful. I am so impressed with the extraordinary quality of your workmanship. You are truly a talented artist. This jewelry is so unique and is high among my favorites. Thank you!
I purchased the ""Franqipani Moon"" earrings and the ""Face of the Moon"" ring, I love them so much. They are so much more beautiful in person. I have received so many compliments on them. The quailty and craftsmanship is amazing. I am so happy that I found NOVICA.
I purchased to Love Moon ring and it is very pretty and well made. I am very happy that I bought it. Thank you!
Buana, I love the Sleeping Princess ring. It`s so delicate and special. when I wear it I can`t stop looking at it. It`s just the right size. I keep looking down at my hand and smile at the Sleeping Princess.
Buana, I love the Sleeping Princess ring. It`s so delicate and special. when I wear it I can`t stop looking at it. It`s just the right size. I keep looking down at my hand and smile at the Sleeping Princess.
Dear Buana, The majestic citrine ring is breathtaking! I love it and appreciate all of the hard work you did to create such a splendid work of art and craftsmanship. Thank you for making such a beautiful treasure! Sincerely,
Today I received the Sleeping Princess ring and it is so beautiful! I'm very pleased. I wished Buana made this ring in a size 9 because it is the sort of design I normally wear on a middle finger, but it looked so pretty and different from what I can usually find, I decided to try it on a traditional ring finger instead. I am not disappointed at all because while the ring is substantial, the princess figure and her crown are also delicate enough that the ring isn't overpowering or too big. It looks great on any finger of the hand. There is absolutely nothing about the Sleeping Princess ring I do not like. It is sized correctly. The silver is solidly hefty, smooth, polished, and comfortable. The delicate sculpturing is beautiful. The carved bone face of the princess and the single citrine stone are just right, providing multidimensional interest without being overpowering (and therefore, tacky). In summary, the Sleeping Princess ring is very well made, classy, and gorgeous to boot! Thank you so much for a beautiful piece of jewelry at a fair price, and for getting it to me so quickly from far away. Finally, I want to also thank Buana and Novica for high- caliber business ethics. In today's culture of consumers bearing all costs of doing business and businesses treating customers as if we are undeserving of quality goods and respectful treatment in exchange for our hard-earned money, far too many (actually, most) consumer purchases of ALL kinds end up disappointing or big hassles due to poor quality and/or poor customer service. Often, we actually feel cheated but there is nothing we can do about it. I usually dread shopping now because I know that probably Something will go wrong and I will be spending extra time frustratingly trying to get follow-through and satisfaction. In contrast, it is such a Pleasure to give my business to the artists selling through Novica because, thus far, Every Single purchase (spanning a few years) has been blessedly problem-free and satisfying. I have not once felt disappointed or cheated in some way. Instead, I've placed the orders online with no snafus. I've received well-packaged shipments in the time promised or sooner. There have been no follow-up hassles for me. The items I purchased have been what I was expecting and even nicer than photos could show. Every item has been such high quality that I've been completely happy with my choices, suffering no shopper's remorse or sense of shame for wasting my money needlessly on garbage I'm stuck with or must get rid of. Thank you!!!!!!
Hi Buana, I just receive my Brave Eagle necklace...it's such a beautiful piece of work and I look forward to many years of enjoyment! Thank you! Best, Dave
Just received my 3 silver ring bands. The rings have a lot of detail and are of high quality. They are more beautiful in person, than on the website. Lovely packaging, a handmade jewelry box and a lovely card that I will keep. I am thinking about purchasing another set so that I can wear another as a thumb ring. Very happy with this purchase. I am searching for a new sterling silver ankle bracelet. Perhaps Buana will add ankle bracelets to his jewelry line?!
I got a Dreamer and everybody stop me to talk about because they love the smiling face, that peaceful expression he craved in the bone. I am happy to have something to give me the chance to talk about Novica, and the artisans.
I just got my ""Face of the Moon"" ring and I could not be happier! I am going to order another one in case anything ever happens to this one! He is so talented. I can't wait to buy more of his designs!
Buana, thank-you for your excellent Dreamer pendant. I have admired your work for some time, as you combine great skill in traditional Balinese silverworking techniques with delightful imagination to create new Balinese art. The Dreamer's lovely face gives me a feeling of serenity, while the substantial Balinese chain is beautiful and multi-useful ---on its own or with other pendants. What more could I ask! Best wishes, Kathleen Berthiaume, Victoria, BC, Canada
I am delighted with the Sleeping Beauty pendant necklace I purchased! It is fascinating and very beautiful.
Dear Buana , I received two of your pieces for my 'big' Birthday in February this year from a good friend who I have known since we were 3 years old. She got me the Sleeping Prince ring and Sunshine ring. They are both very beautiful and she got me them to match 2 other pieces I bought from you , Imperial Woman cuff bracelet and Day Dreamers earrings. These are some of my favourite pieces and are admired by many in the UK. A child asked me about the'prince' ring and said 'do I have a prince at home?' I told her I did. I met my Prince 30 years ago next week. I wish you and your family luck and good health and hope you design and sell many more lovely pieces. Kay - London UK Ps the packaging and accompanying notes are superb !
I received the Dreamer today. Oh, my goodness. I was taken with the utter beauty of it. It is rare that I have the reaction of having been breath taken by material handiwork. I have moon face earrings and ring from Buana also. You are my favorite. You have a beautiful God given gift. God bless you. Wishing you much success. Laura from Brookfield, WI
I received beautiful earrings from Buana. I ordered a pair with black onyx .. not usually my favorite stone, but I like the design. When I got them, I was stunned. The onyx was so deep and pretty. Thank you, Buana.
I am in love!!! I just received my 'Majestic Moon' necklace and 'Midnight Tears earrings. And they are BEAUTIFUL!!! Your work is so delicate and clean, far more so than I could have hoped for!!! Now, if only you made the citrine solitaire 'Majestic' ring in size 7US, that will be my next purchase! Thank you very much. I cannot wait to share your beautiful work as gifts for my friends and family.
oh my gosh, i just got my necklace ""dreamer) yesteday and it is just the most beautiful necklace i have ever seen. i will probably never take it off. I had purchase a ring from Buana and haven't taken it off since I got it. I love this guy. OMG his work is awesome and i will tell everyone I know about him. Thank you doesn't say enough. I am going to purchase a pair of earrings today. Marilyn Morrill
Thank you Buana for my beautiful ear-rings. They are exquisite and the workmanship is wonderful. I cannot say enough good things. Namaste, Pat Kool
I have recently received the ""Man in the Moon"" face ring-I couldn't be more pleased. The carved face is just a peaceful as I'd hoped--and I have received many compliments about it already. It is such an eye-catching piece. I am also pleased that the ring does not ""spin"" around my finger. I'm sure I will enjoy wearing it for many years to come. Congratulations on creating such a lovely piece!
For our 30th wedding anniversary, my husband ordered the ""Nest of Lilies"" ring for me. The ring is beautiful and has a gorgeous pearl in its center. Since the 30th anniversary stone is the pearl, this ring is perfect in every way!!
I just received my ""Gentle Day"" ring and it is beyond BEAUTIFUL! The craftsmanship is superb and I've never seen another like it. I am elated to be able to wear this work of art and have it with me wherever I go. You are an exquisite artisan, Buana!
His jewelry is beautiful. I wish the princess ring came in a size 10, as I would love to purchase it...
I just received the ""Face of the Moon"" cow bone ring and it is even more beautiful than pictured. I was waiting (not-so-patiently) for it to arrive so that i could wear it for everyone to admire. I LOVE IT!!!!! I will treasure it always!!!!! Thank you, Buana, for sharing your talents with the rest of world. I look forward to ordering more jewelry from you in the future! Cathy
I have just received my Citrine and garnet cuff bracelet, 'Imperial Woman' .It is an amazing piece. It looks better than the photo.Fabulous workmanship. I received in three days, that is really fast. I consider it a honour to make a small loan to this artist. Thank you Buana
The ""Nest of Lilies"" Pearl ring came today and it is so much prettier than the pictures! Even though the pictures on the website are detailed and large, they still don't capture the beauty of these lovely items. The ring is just exquisite! It is just what I hoped and I love it! The detail of the silver is beautiful and the pearl itself is lustrous and gorgeous! Thanks to Buana for this lovely piece! I will enjoy it for years to come.
I received my bracelet, Balinese Weavings, and was amazed at the craftsmanship! The bracelet is not only a good weight, not too heavy and not too light, but the weaving is perfect, without any flaws. It boggles my mind that someone can make such an intricate piece of jewelry. It is absolutely stunning! Now if you could make a necklace to match. . .
i wear his ring with the sun face in bone on one hand and the ebony face of the sun on the other hand, i have given 2 of this moon design to friends, and get complements from both men and women. i used to work with the silver in Mas ,Ubud, and Legian, when it was sawas and palm trees
i wear his ring with the sun face in bone on one hand and the ebony face of the sun on the other hand, i have given 2 of this moon design to friends, and get complements from both men and women. i used to work with the silver mas, ubud, and Legian, when it was sawas and palm trees
Received the 'Angelic' bracelet today - lovely:) It fits my wrist very well, the design is very textural with lots to look at - the centre stone much more interesting than I had thought it might be given the picture. This will be a frequently worn piece & I am looking at some of the bone carved pieces by this artist also - think I will buy more once my budget allows.
I wear the woman's moon-faced ring daily. My given Hawaiian name is Mahealani which means the light of the moon when it is full. It's a very special ring; it fits well and has a great feel on your finger. I also have the ""Gentle Day"" ring which is an amazing design. Mahalo!
I ordered the ring called ""Sleeping Prince"" it looks just like the photo online, it's really beautiful and I love it!
Any way you could do a necklace to match Day Dreamer earrings?
Buana, Your artistry is incredible. I have so enjoyed my earrings.....how could those lovely moon faces not bring joy every time I put them on?! I plan to expand my collection with more of your work. You are truly talented.
I ordered ""Day Dreamers"" as a gift for my sister, and they arrived today. I cannot express how thrilled I am. They are exquisite! The workmanship is beautiful! They are the perfect gift, and I know she will love them. Thank you so very much!!! Roberta Murry
Received the ""Dreamer"" necklace today. It surpasses my expectation!!! The necklace is beautiful and the workmanship is outstanding. Thank you for a beautiful piece of wearable art.
I received my pearl necklace and nest of lilies earrings. I bought them for the occasion of my son's wedding. I already bought the nest of lilies ring and all together they form an excellent trio for this occasion. I want to give my compliments for the craftsmanship of Buana. He is my favourite ! I am looking forward to new jewelry of his hand. Warm regards from a friend of the Netherlands.
I received my Face in the moon ring! I love it! I wear it all the time. BUANA! thank you for sharing the talent that God gave you. Yes! I do plan on getting another ring and other jewelry from you.
Today I received the Nest of Lillies ring and I put it on my finger and it seems as if it was always there. It is very beautiful and delicate and I want to thank Buana for this lovely piece of artwork.
I ordered the Nest of Lilies pearl ring for my daughter's birthday. I didn't find it until three days before I needed it and Novica was able to get it to me on time. The ring is even more beautiful than it appears in the photo. My daughter loves unique, handcrafted items and she fell in love with this ring the moment she saw it. Thank you, Buana, for creating a wonderful gift for my daughter's 21st birthday.
I ordered the sleeping prince ring for my eldest daughter, and when my younger daughter saw it, she had to have one. I just ordered the sleeping princess for her. They are beautiful items, and the detail is so clear.
Buana, I just received my moon ring and I absolutely love it. What a work of art, it is beautiful. Thank you again karen
I bought the garnet/eagle necklace about 6 months ago. It was more beautiful than the picture indicated, and expertly crafted I enjoyed it so much--recently I was on an Indian reservation in New Mexico and gave my necklace to an Indian artisan. I have returned to get a new one for myself. I anticipate a trip to Bali in the near future.
My new ring is absolutely GORGEOUS. I can't stop looking at it. I received it today, which was incredibly fast delivery. The packaging was outstanding, as always. Thank you Buana. You should charge more for your work. The quality is definitely worth it.
I received the Pearl and amethyst earrings - 'Dreams' and they are absolutely gorgeous! I look forward to wearing them and hope to direct other prospective clients to your wonderful jewelry. Thank you, Buana!
I just received my ""Face of the Moon"" ring and couldn't be more pleased. Oh, and not to mention the shipping was really speedy! This ring is just the right size and the quality far surpassed my expectations. The face is calming to look at and the silver is bright and shines like no other. This is just a well done original piece. I will be ordering more from this artist in the future! Thank you Buana!
The earrings are fantastic! However, the moon-face necklace is not done justice by the photographs. The real thing is absolutely stunning. I can't wait to give them to my wife for the solstice. A true artist.
Hello Buana! I received my Sleeping Prince a few weeks ago. He's SO beautiful! The workmanship is exquisite. I wear it everyday, i just can't leave home without it. I look forward to seeing more pieces from you. wishing you more power and many blessings, Joan Philippines/Singapore
Hello Buana, I received my earrings and they are beautiful. Very well made. The silversmithing is excellent. I love the carved faces. I feel beautiful and interesting wearing them. I'll be watching for more of your lovely carved bone jewelry. Your friend, Janis
Have just received moon ring. I purchased it for a birthday present for my brother who likes it very much and thinks it is wonderful. Thank you so much. Best wishes Celia
I was searching for something special as a betrothal ring for my partner. He is delighted with this ring and thinks it is beautiful and unique-he thinks the ring has captured the essence of the serenity of the moon. We would both like to thank Buana for his lovely creation.
I bought the sterling silver ring called ""Knots"" and couldn't be more pleased with it. Its appearance was even more pleasing in reality than the photos on line. I've gotten tons of favorable comments about it.
I purchased the ring, ""Gentle Day"" and it is absolutely beautiful.
I am looking at your face of the moon necklace ""dreamer""? Is there any way you can make that for a man without the garnets on it? I bought my best friend your ring and he loves it!! Would like a man's pendant to wear on the neck? Thank you for your beautiful work. You're amazing talent is worn with pride. Repete
I love this well-crafted ring... it means so much to me- Pearl is mine and my son's birthstone and this ring was exactly what I was looking for to represent us and the wonderful journey we are on- life!! The shipping was fast, the packaging exceptional and most of all- the ring beautiful! Thank YOU Buana...
i have just received my ring and it is breathtaking. the face carving is wonderful and the details are just superb. i am wearing the ring as i write this review and i can not take my eyes from it. i have a pair of face earrings and a face pendant that i bought few years back from another artist and i can say that this ring makes such a nice addition to my collection. i know i will be wearing it often and i am sure i will receive lots of compliments. i was worried that it would be too bold on my finger, but it is the perfect size. i can not stop smiling when i look at it and when i know how much love and care went into this ring. thank you so much, novica, for bringing us such great values at such great prices! and THANK YOU, BUANA, for this treasure that i will wear with pride and that i will treasure for as long as i live.
Thank you Buana and Novica for my gorgeous ring. It looks even more amazing than the photograph. I have a passion for the moon and your carved moon with the sterling silver spirals are just beautiful and perfect. If I described exactly what I would have wanted that ring would have been it! Thank you for sharing your talent and letting me own a piece of your artwork! And Novica, thank you for such amazing speed in delivery! Sincerely, Amy
I have wanted a moon-faced ring for some time, but I have always delayed getting one. I am very glad I waited. This ring is so beautiful, it glows. The band is perfect for the size of the face and has just enough detail to add to the lovely moon. My husband was amazed when he saw it. Thank-you Buana for such beautiful work.
Buana, I love my onyx ring that you designed. I would highly recommend you as a wonderful artisan. I'm sure I will enjoy the ring for many years to come. Thank you so much. Lorelei
Lovely cow bone ring ~ ""Face of the Moon"" ~ the detail work on the face, which is so serene, and the silver ring, are wonderful. I wore it for the first time on a ""bad"" day and each time I looked at it, I decided that calm should prevail. Thank you for creating such beautiful and special jewelry ~ I am grateful.
I just received my ""Face of the Moon"" ring this morning and it is even more beautiful in person. The craftsmanship is incredible. I can't believe it was hand carved. Buana is a very gifted artist.
I love my moon face ring. After my order came someone in my office ordered one for both herself and her daughter. I was touched by the sweet note that came with my ring. Wearing it makes me very happy!
Buana----I now have the earrings that match the man in the moon ring I ordered made out of cow bone. They are so beautiful and special to me as amethyst is my birth stone. You are indeed talented and I look forward to other jewelry that you will make. When people ask me about the ring and earrings, I say it is an original ""Buana"". Thank you so much.
Buana----I just received the ""face of the moon"" ring I ordered. It is beautiful and I can only imagine the time that you took to carve that beautiful face in the cow bone. I like it so much that I am now going to order the earrings. I'll be watching your work.
Buana, I've been enjoying the ""Lace Baubles"" bracelet. It's such a playful style--I love to see it dancing on my wrist! The details of your craftsmanship are amazing. Thank you so much!
Richmond, VA, USA
""The Face of the Moon"" exudes such tranquility and the sliver work is so well done that I love this ring more than any other piece of jewelry I own. It's simply beautiful and I thank Buana for making it.
I really like the ""Tortoise Shells"" bracelet. The design is beautiful and the silver craftsmanship is very nice. The quality of the Lapis Lazuli used in the bracelet is good too! I have bought silver jewelry from seven differnt artists at Novica and this particular piece ranks high among them.
I have just received my order and I am so pleased with everything. The necklace, ""Dreamer"" is so special and the ""Empress"" earrings are the most beautiful pair that I own. Thank you for your gorgeous work and creativity and for making me feel so special and lucky.
Vienna, VA, USA
Your ""True Love"" carnelian and silver bracelet is absolutely my favorite piece of jewelry. Thank you!