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Elephant Motif Peridot Cuff Bracelet - Elephant's Treasure
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Artisan Giri Tasmana of Bali handcrafts a sterling silver cuff bracelet that showcases the verdant glow of peridot. Each end of the cuff features an elephant head beneath a pair of faceted peridot gemstones, one round and one pear-shaped. Scrolling motifs cover the cuff, which has a concealed hinge to make it easy to put on and take off.
- 925 sterling silver, peridot
- 0 oz
- 6 inches L (end to end) x 0.4 inches W
THE STORY BEHIND THE PRODUCT
Artisan Organization: Giri Tasmana
"I was born in 1995 in a Balinese town where most of the people work with silver. Workshops abound, as do shops selling our beautiful silver art.
"I'm single, and like travel and adventure.
"I'm the older of two children and my father is Komang Suartra, another featured artisan. I want to continue my father's silver artistry, but I have a different concept and themes in my designs. They tend to depict the floral and animal motifs that I love and want to preserve.
"My father began teaching me when I was in sixth grade. I began with the repoussé technique for embossing silver. A year later, I began making jewelry to sell to my classmates. I continued doing this until I graduated from the university, and now I'm setting up my own silver workshop.
"Indonesia is rich in flora and fauna species and these inspire my designs. I want to preserve their existence and also want to introduce them to others.
"I work with the help of three silversmiths who help me to craft my designs. In addition to sterling silver, I use cultured pearls, carved bone and gemstones, and work with semi-traditional tools, including a stove and polishing machine, solders, tongs and more.""