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This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Mystical gemstones evoke tropical islands in a serene blue sea. By Nareerat, this delightful bracelet combines luminous pearl with smoky quartz, natural and and enhanced quartz, and aquamarine.
- Weight: 0.81 oz
- Bracelet: 7.75" L x 0.8" W
- Extender: 0.8" L
- Gemstone: Aquamarine, Quartz, Agate
- Gemstone color: Turquoise Blue
- Gemstone shape: Bead
- Pearl: Cultured freshwater
- Pearl color: Natural white
- Pearl shape: Semibaroque, Oval
- Pearl count: 6
- Pearl size: 6-10 mm
- Grade: A
- Metal: 950 Sterling silver
- Finish: Combination
- Clasp: Lobster-claw
- Made in Thailand
Story Behind the Art:
To create my jewelry, I like to sit in the middle of the materials - colorful stones and pearls in many shapes… Nature is a reference for my designs. My name is Nareerat Tansuwansophon but you can call me Lek. I was born into a Catholic family in Trang province, in southern Thailand. My mother passed away after I was born. I am the youngest child of six siblings and have three brothers and two sisters. My family members are merchants. My house was next to the church so I did many activities at the church. My family believed in God, just as I do.
In 1982, after I graduated from grade nine, I moved to Bangkok. There I was a secretarial major at the Convert of the Holy Infant Jesus School, where I studied for three years. Then I worked as a buyer at a foreign trading agency until 1992 when an enamel company asked me to work in their marketing department. I thought it was a good opportunity so I worked there for three years before I quit to get married.
My hobby is origami, folding papers into many shapes. In 1996, my first daughter was born. I named her Ice. While I was pregnant, I spent all of my time doing origami. It made me get better and appreciate art. After I had some time off for being pregnant, I went back to work for another three years until I had cute twin sons in 2000. They are H and OAT. I quit working again when I had the twins and devoted all my time to them.
When I moved to a house about a year later, I was so bored. I wanted to have my own small business so I looked for products at the big Bangkok market. I liked several kinds of jewelry so I bought some of them to sell at my sister's shop. The feedback was great, so I decided to design my own jewelry in 2004.
I prefer to design and craft the jewelry myself. I wanted to make something different from what you find in the market. So I bought a book about making jewelry and the processes. I started from the beginning. It was so hard before I finished and it took me long time to make the first piece. When I knew the basics and the process, I started to design by myself. I tried for long time until I got better. Finally, in September of 2005, I opened my own small shop.
I have faith and believe in God, and I want to look after my three children so they grow up to be good people. I also want to make jewelry. At present, I live with my husband and our children, and I do my jewelry by myself.
All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information. Treatment code N and E. See Gemstone Treatments for further information.
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