Bali, An Island of Silver Treasures
Bali, the jewel of Indonesia, is known not only for its breathtaking landscapes and vibrant culture, but also for its exquisite silver jewelry. As a long-term resident and jeweler in Bali, I have had the privilege of exploring numerous local shops. Let me take you on a journey through some of the best silver jewelry shops that the island has to offer.
Studio Perak: Tradition Meets Contemporary
Located in the heart of Ubud, Studio Perak is renowned for its harmonious blend of traditional Balinese techniques and contemporary designs. Pak Ketut, the master artisan, uses recycled silver to create environmentally friendly, beautiful pieces that carry a story.
John Hardy Ubud Workshop and Showroom: A Spectacle of Craftsmanship
The John Hardy workshop and showroom offers visitors a unique opportunity to witness the intricate process of jewelry creation first-hand. Their signature collections showcase traditional Balinese design elements, making each piece a timeless classic.
Prapen Jewelry & Artifacts: A Glimpse into History
Prapen is not just a shop, but a testament to the rich history of Balinese silverwork. Apart from offering a vast collection of silver jewelry, this shop located in Celuk – the silver village of Bali, also features a small museum that tells the fascinating story of Balinese silversmithing.
Jemme: Luxury Meets Creativity
Situated in the upscale region of Petitenget, Jemme offers a luxurious array of finely-crafted silver jewelry. With creative designs and high-quality craftsmanship, each piece at Jemme makes a unique fashion statement.
Ubu & Bali Silver: The Affordable Treasure Trove
Ubu & Bali Silver is a perfect place for those seeking quality silver jewelry without breaking the bank. Located in Seminyak, this shop offers a wide range of designs, from traditional to contemporary, all reflecting the distinct Balinese craftsmanship.
Embarking on a Silver Quest
Bali is a treasure trove of exquisite silver jewelry, each piece reflecting the artistry and passion of the local artisans. By purchasing from these shops, you’re not only acquiring a beautiful piece of jewelry but also contributing to the sustenance of Balinese traditional art. Remember, every piece has a story—so take your time, explore, and let the jewelry choose you.