Sterling Silver Amethyst Openwork Sea Turtle Dangle Earrings, "Penyu Paradise"
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Komang Wijayana celebrates one of the Bali's thriving species in these lovely earrings. Sterling silver sea turtles feature exquisite openwork motifs as they surround two dazzling amethyst gemstones. Bali and Java are home to six out of seven species of the world's sea turtle population and is a refuge for nesting grounds and habitats. The artist names this pair Penyu, which is the Bahasa Indonesia word for "sea turtle."
Komang Wijayana has received 9 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $400 and the most recent for $5000. Proceeds were used to develop new jewelry designs and make improvements to his workshop.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.