How to add the touch of exoticism to the monochromatic reality of everyday routine in a subtle but stylish way? Donna Yolka knows how to make it. She creates handcrafted unique jewelry things using unusual natural materials, sterling silver and precious stones.
It all started from a few small gnarled twigs, being fished out from the waters of the Indian Ocean. Those twigs turned out to be a black coral (Antipatharia). It can be found in a variety of curious shapes, which makes it an interesting material for a skillful jeweler. Balinese call it “Uli” and believe it has magical powers.
The “Uli” bracelets are the designer favorite ones among the all Donna Yolka collection. And also best-sellers as there are never two identical pieces. The customer can be sure that he is purchasing a truly unique item.
But not only this makes the coral bracelets boast being exotic. In the Donna Yolka collection there are rings with fish spikes, bracelets and earrings with meteorites, pendants, carved from a seed “Tagua” and other amazing things.
Apart from exotic materials, the designer Julia Tsvetkova, uses traditional precious and semi-precious stones in her collections. Julia tends to emphasize the individuality and uniqueness of each person and appreciates the art of hand craft, its aesthetic and energy component.
Photo by Alexandr Grabchilev