Finalist: Dinda Rizki Amelia
Design concept: Balinese Hand Fan
Dinda aimed to create a modern urban contemporary design based on something traditional from Indonesia. Atlas Pearls having one of its pearl farms in Bali inspired her to develop a jewellery design from the hand fan shape that is used by Balinese Legong dancers. Designing something urban from something traditional was quite a challenge for Dinda. It was not so easy to create something with a geometric basic shape into something that’s more ergonomic and comfortable to wear on a daily basis.
To add more elegance to the earrings, she combined the white round South Sea Pearls with 18k yellow gold, following the modern jewellery trend. The thing that she likes the most about pearls is the variety of shapes and colours. But that also made it harder for her to decide which ones to use for the design.
Dinda admires the long process of the pearl formation. “Beauty and achievement will not be reached instantly and easily, just like a beautiful pearl,” says Dinda, which somewhat illustrates the designing process in the competition.