These original cufflinks bring to mind the solemn, dignified elegance of the Prambanan Temple in Java. Zayd Makarim designs the sterling silver cufflinks, which host the intense black glow of natural onyx.
.925 Sterling silver.
1.6 cm L x 1.9 cm W x 2 cm D
0.6" L x 0.8" W x 0.8" D
Sterling silver and onyx
Free Gift Wrap? Yes
Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
Made in Indonesia.
Certified and shipped by our office in Bali and Java
"My wife helps me a lot… when I think of something beautiful, I think about her. She means everything to me."
Zayd Makarim was born in West Java on August 2, 1968. From the time he was a child, he liked art. "I did paintings and sculptures for fun," he recalls. "It started as an assignment for school but, by doing them, I discovered I liked art so much that it became one of my passions."
As an adult, Makarim's job took him to Bali. "I'd always had a dream to come to Bali, and also to travel," he says. "And my dream came true." In Bali he worked for a famous jewelry designer and that's where he learned about silver and design, and began making his own jewelry.
"It all started because of my wife's birthday. I wanted to create a gift for her, so I made a pair of earrings. When they were done, I could not believe my eyes because they were so beautiful... and she loved them!" he confides. "Many of her friends asked if I could make some for them. I started thinking about taking my passion seriously and I decided to create my own jewelry line."
"I like art and find inspiration in everything that surrounds me. I love architecture and I am eager to know and learn more about other nations' culture. In my pieces, I want to express myself as well as what surrounds me.
"My wife helps me a lot. Thanks to her I get really inspired because when I think of something beautiful, I think about her and what would be good for her. She means everything to me."
The inseparable sterling silver link bracelet is stunning. The attention to detail is remarkable, the lobster claw clasp has design details that are exacting to the rest of the spirals on each of the individual links. The bracelet is heavy and the quality and craftsmanship are apparent as you examine it further description is spot on. I have gotten many compliments on the bracelet and how it moves on the wrist, well worth the price.