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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo by Alexandr Grabchilev