Abalone and Sterling Silver Drop EarringsDesigner: Adiprana - Celuk
This elegant pair of earrings represents the tradition of Balinese silver smithing expertise. It has been master crafted in the village of Celuk which is world renowned for both its silver and gold smithing. Enjoy this special piece of wearable art created by some of the best on the planet at this craft.
- 2.25" L X .75" W
- .925 Silver, Abalone
- Handcrafted by master silversmiths is Celuk, Bali, Indonesia
Like most of my curating expeditions, I knew only generally about the artisan talents that I would likely find in this Hindu dominated island. Bali is known for its exceptional silver and gold work, but I didn't know where on the island or if once I had landed I would have the opportunity to find the best that Bali had to provide. Shortly after arriving multiple locals told me I must visit the silver/gold smith town of Celuk to find the heart of the jewelry artisan tradition on the island. Almost all the families have members who are skilled as well as have an artful soul to develop the wearable art accessories famous to this village.
**The additional pics show one of Celuk's master silver smiths working on the details of a piece of jewelry. The women are noted for their detail work and the men for creating the basics of the pattern. The second is of the lovely owner of the workshop where I found this piece. Her name is Ni and she is posing with her husband (who was less enthusiastic about a pic). Ni has around 15 silver smiths that work for her medium sized shop. The final image is of a Balinese sunset in the beach town of Seminyak. I just added this so you start planning your trip there or back there.