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About this item: Glistening gems surround a red jasper flower in a hand-knotted necklace by Thailand’s Nareerat. She selects a bright assortment of gems that include clusters of chip-cut dyed quartz and smoky quartz. Round dyed carnelians, smoky quartz and dyed red quartz are also dotted throughout the beige necklace of adjustable length.
About our Artist: My name is Nareerat Tansuwansophon but you can call me Lek. I was born into a Catholic family in Trang province, in southern Thailand. My mother passed away after I was born. I am the youngest child of six siblings and have three brothers and two sisters. My family members are merchants. My house was next to the church so I did many activities at the church. My family believed in God, just as I do. In 1982, after I graduated from grade nine, I moved to Bangkok. There I was a secretarial major at the Convert of the Holy Infant Jesus School, where I studied for three years. Then I worked as a buyer at a foreign trading agency until 1992 when an enamel company asked me to work in their marketing department. I thought it was a good opportunity so I worked there for three years before I quit to get married. My hobby is origami, folding papers into many shapes. In 1996, my first daughter was born. I named her Ice. While I was pregnant, I spent all of my time doing origami. It made me get better and appreciate art. After I had some time off for being pregnant, I went back to work for another three years until I had cute twin sons in 2000. They are H and OAT. I quit working again when I had the twins and devoted all my time to them. When I moved to a new house about a year later, I was so…
- An original NOVICA fair trade product in association with National Geographic.
- Includes an official NOVICA Story Card certifying quality & authenticity.
- NOVICA works with Nareerat to craft this item.
- Includes an original NOVICA jewelry pouch to keep for yourself or give as a gift.
- A keepsake treasure designed to be loved for years to come.