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Bamboo Dew Citrine Cocktail Ring

Bamboo Dew Citrine Cocktail Ring

Regular price $79.95
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SKU: SKU: SK-NVC-273781a123235

Product Features
Working with Fair Trade certified organizations is an important part of what we do. This product is made by artisans that are fairly compensated for their skilled work, and helps provide a living wage as well as safe work conditions.

This ring flaunts citrine gems, nicely resembling stacked rings. Over two carats of sparkling citrine stones rest atop the open bands of this multi-stone ring by Nyoman Ariawan. Handcrafted from sterling silver in the shape of bamboo stalks, this elegant piece captures the beauty of a dewy forest on an Indonesian morning.

  • Sterling silver & citrine
  • Color(s) may vary slightly
  • High polish finish

Due to the handmade nature of this product, color may vary. 

Artisan Information

Nyoman Ariawan

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I'm from a village in Klungkung, Bali, and when I was still a child, my life was extremely hard. There was no electricity, no gas, no water, and no television. We used firewood for cooking and for lighting we used traditional lamp in the night. Luckily we had the old radio to keep up with the news.

My mother and my sisters walked about three kilometers to fetch a gallon of water while my father and I would go looking for firewood two times a week. Once, when he was at work, I made small wooden beads with a small knife that I brought and I strung them into a bracelet. My father was very proud when he saw my bracelet. It wasn't perfect but the jewelry idea was there.

"My parents changed my life by sending me to a high school even though they never received formal education as they were pressed by harsh living conditions. I studied at a technical high school in Denpasar, 40 kilometers from our home, so I walked around six kilometers to the school everyday.

"Unfortunately when I was 18, my Mom passed away.

"I got the school fee from my sister, auntie and sometimes from my father. I'd only eat rice with salt so the money they gave me was enough for me to live far from home. Despite all of this, I got the best rank in class and I got a scholarship from the government.

"Not long after I graduated from technical high school, I worked with a famous jewelry designer in Bali where I learned about gold and silver designs. I worked there for 21 years and handled quality, even did final inspections for China and Thailand.

"After a long time working there, I wanted to explore my dreams and talent, so I started creating jewelry on my own. Now I can give my son a motorcycle to get to school.

"It started when my neighbor asked me to make a ring with his local stone. I created a traditional design which I combined with western or modern methods. The result was very nice and he was very happy with it. And then I started to build a workshop.

"There are three people who help me, and I coordinate them based on their skills. We use pliers, burs, grinding diamonds, grinding silicone, hanging dynamo, a polishing machine and buffing wheels. I use leather, wood, stainless steel sheets, semi-precious stones and silver.

Some are easy to get. We purchase the material from the supplier. We also prepare our own, for example, we have to cut stainless steel to make a spring. I make sure my products are special to my customers by focusing on the quality and unique design.

"Based on my own personal experience, I have a dream to help unfortunate people improve their lives by hiring disabled people to be craftspeople. But I cannot do it by I myself. I need your help to realize this dream."

Supplier Information

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NOVICA was started with a dream to create a better world for artisans, because a better world for artisans is a better world for all.

Along the way, the founders of NOVICA discovered something very important - as artisans around the world succeeded, there was also a visible and profound impact on the communities around them.

Your purchases are that powerful. They directly and indirectly provide for education, help with health care, fund basic needs, support children, preserve disappearing arts, and of course, spread happiness around the world.

The founders of NOVICA had a vision of the future that is not one of mega factories producing cookie cutter products for all to cheaply consume. Instead, a bright future that celebrates artisans who take the time to create an item by hand. A future where time is protected, where stories are told, where unique details are honored. Love, respect, inclusiveness become driving force.

Shipping

United States shipping only. Expedited shipping is unavailable. Allow for 1-2 days extra processing time. This product may ship separately from other products in your order and may have longer than normal shipping timelines as it will ship directly from its country of origin.

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