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Šarūnė Vaitkutė

Šarūnė Vaitkutė Jewellery maker
Contact
Lithuanian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+370 61158317
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Spreading joy through jewellery

  • • Šarūnė wants her work to provoke emotion
  • • She takes inspiration from nature and her own life
  • • One of her favourite materials to work with is amber

Šarūnė Vaitkutė is a jewellery maker whose works are intended to spread joy. There are no industrial forms or provocative themes in her work. Instead, she constantly talks about finding unity with the surrounding world, about the inner and outer senses coming together in harmony. To her, the world is beautiful, and that is reflected in her work. Her pieces – made out of gold, white, black or yellow amber and enamel – are very elegant. However, the most important aspect of her jewellery is the emotions it provokes, for example the flutter of joy a customer may feel inside them when they look at her heart-shaped pendant.

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Works

  • © Šarūnė Žygienė
  • © Šarūnė Žygienė
  • © Šarūnė Žygienė
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  • © Šarūnė Žygienė
Photo: © Šarūnė Žygienė
Lilies earrings

These gold earrings were inlaid with Baltic white amber, which is one of the rarest types and is also called royal amber. The Lily flower, one of the oldest symbols of Lithuania, is part of Šarūnė’s signature style and is associated with femininity, light and perfection.

Width 1.9 cm
Height 6.5 cm

Šarūnė Vaitkutė Jewellery maker
Photo: © Šarūnė Žygienė
Blooming Lily pendant

The Blooming Lily pendant was handcrafted from natural black amber and inlaid with white amber. The lily, one of the oldest symbols of Lithuania, is part of Šarūnė’s signature style and is associated with femininity, light and perfection.

Width 1.9 cm
Height 6.5 cm

Šarūnė Vaitkutė Jewellery maker
Photo: © Šarūnė Žygienė
Heart pendant

The Heart pendant was handcrafted from silver, gold and enamel. One day, Šarūnė got lost while hiking in the Lithuanian mountains. As a storm appeared and rain started pouring down, she saw, far away on another peak, a rock shaped like a heart. She decided that it was the right path to follow and found her way back. Since then, she has frequently used the heart symbol in her jewellery.

Width 2.7 cm
Height 3.8 cm

Šarūnė Vaitkutė Jewellery maker
Photo: © Šarūnė Žygienė
Royal ring

This gold ring was inlaid with Baltic white amber, which is one of the rarest types, also called royal amber. The minimalist design showcases the beauty and natural value of this local material.

Width 1.1 cm
Depth 1 cm

Šarūnė Vaitkutė Jewellery maker
Photo: © Šarūnė Žygienė
Bird ring

This ring was handcrafted from silver and yellow amber and inlaid with a small piece of white amber. At the centre of the ring, Šarūnė added a small bird design made of gold. The minimalist appearance of the ring showcases the beauty and natural value of these local materials.

Width 1.8 cm
Depth 1.6 cm

Šarūnė Vaitkutė Jewellery maker

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