One new jewelry designer to watch is Manila-based Wynn Wynn Ong, who had changed her jewelry-making hobby into a full-time career – and definitely a successful one. The Naga jewelry line by Wynn Wynn Ong features unique and beautiful hand-crafted jewelry designs.
08 Feb, 2010
Wynn Wynn Ong's latest line, the Naga collection, was named after the serpent-like creatures that are part of Buddhist iconography. The collection takes inspirational motifs from nature, such as avian brooches accented by real plumes and beautiful bejeweled neckwear inspired by ocean plankton.
Particularly interesting is Ong’s All Bark, Some Bite lineup: 12 cuffs, treated to look like bark, that feature various scenes revolving around a fictional lemon-citrine spider, named Stella. “It’s a day in the life of Stella,” says Ong, “and what she encounters as she goes up the tree.” Cuff embellishments include vermeil spider webs and gem-encrusted frogs and snakes.
The Naga collection's prices range from $2,000 to $7,000 available at Firma in the Philippine.
In addition to jewelry, Ong designs smaller collections of bags (clutches made from nautilus shells) and housewear (salad bowls studded with semiprecious stones).