Circular Lava Stone and Sterling Silver Earrings from Bali, "Wangi Rings"
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Rupadana designs this pair of Balinese dangle earrings, featuring rings of black lava stone. Each stone is accented with looping motifs in sterling silver that resemble the petals of flowers. The artisan names these earrings Wangi, an Indonesian word that refers to the wonderful scent of flowers.
Rupadana has steadily grown his workshop and now has assistants to help him.
Rupadana incorporates traditional Balinese motifs and contemporary styling to create beautiful jewelry with traditional silversmithing techniques. He learned the art of silverwork as a child and started his own his own workshop with only 25 grams of silver. He has struggled through hard economic times but has steadily grown his jewelry project. He is proud to provide work for several assistants.
As the seventh of nine children, Rupadana worked at an early age to help provide for his basic needs. Today he is proud to be able to care for his three children and provide them with a better life.
Rupadana receives nearly half his income from Novica sales. They are instrumental to survival of his family and workshop.
Rupadana provides for the education of his three children.