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Jewelry designs inspired by nature

  • Rahmayanti Yanuardi

    Contributor

Ubud, Bali   /   Fri, April 27 2012   /  10:25 am

Every design created by Runi Palar tells something about nature. Perseverance has made her jewelry business thrive in Japan where Runa Jewelry has been around for the last nine years. At home, her gallery in Ubud, Bali is also frequented by Japanese tourists.

Buyers of the jewelry certainly try to understand the meanings of the designs behind them, which is where jewelry designer Runi Palar comes in. “At my annual exhibitions in Japan, customers always inquire about the significance of a certain shape, or what form a design represents,” said Runi.

For Runi, the natural world constitutes an invaluable inspiration, which she then transforms into designs of silver and gold ornaments. Water, paddy fields, timber, falling leaves, scattered twigs, hedges, stones, the blue sea, clams, grass and shrubs are just some of nature’s offerings that contribute to her luxury pieces...