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Within the walls of the 18th century palace stands the Temple of the Emerald Buddha; a European-styled reception area; and an inner court where royalty resided.
Thailand is also home to featured jewelry designer Sainamphung Chuntakowsol.
Depending on how it is done sometimes classic style has little to no visual personality.
However, in the case of Chuntakowsol (a/k/a Ying) classic design is full of buoyancy and vitality.
Her collections of sterling silver creations with accents of 24-karat gold vermeil take inspiration from nature, and even origami.
There are plenty of lovely details in pendant necklaces, cuff bracelets, wrap rings, and button earrings. Metallic rope forms into words; swirl designs simulate sand dunes; and openwork mimics bubbles.
These contemporary handmade jewelry creations are not only a testament to the skill of the craftsmen Ying employees but also highlight the beauty of sterling silver. The talented jewelers produce finishes in high polish, brushed, matte, and sandblasted.
A native of Bangkok, Ying moved to Chiang, Mai to design
“decorative items.” After working in her
family’s silk fabric business she left the company to set up a separate fabric
business with a few of her siblings.
Five years later, in 2006, they wanted to branch out by including silver
jewelry in their products list.
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“We believe in preserving the silversmith traditions of northern Thailand,” says Ying. “My inspiration comes from the natural world around me, such as the texture of tree bark, the fluid lines of a flowing river, flowers, and leaves.
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I feel very proud that I can now show the world the beauty of Thai design and the high quality work of Chiang Mai silversmiths.”