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Rūta Petronyte

Rūta Petronyte Jewellery maker
Contact
Lithuanian, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+370 61946214
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Subtle and luxurious

  • • Rūta considers patience and consistency to be crucial in her work
  • • She has always liked small, dainty things.
  • • She values creativity above all

Rūta has been interested in art ever since she was a child, when she had to decide between studying painting or sculpture. The latter captivates her to this day. However, she eventually chose jewellery making, and she's never regretted it. She works patiently and consistently, drawing inspiration from her travels, dreams, experiences, feelings and surroundings. Architecture, insects or bats are embodied in silver or gold – this is what surrounds Rūta, what interests her. She describes her works as filled with subtle luxury. She doesn't chase the latest trends, nor does she enjoy attention-grabbing. What she values most is creativity.

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Works

  • © Tomas Mykolaitis
  • © Tomas Mykolaitis
  • © Tomas Mykolaitis
  • © Saulius Barasa
  • © Tomas Mykolaitis
Photo: © Tomas Mykolaitis
Elmira

This white gold engagement ring, encrusted with back diamonds, was made to measure for a client.

Rūta Petronyte Jewellery maker
Photo: © Tomas Mykolaitis
Kala no. 9

This Damascus steel and silver ring is part of Rūta’s Kala collection, inspired by traits of masculinity. This project was presented in an abandoned factory. The 3,000m2 presentation space was decorated with eight huge photos of blacksmiths and eight pieces of jewellery.

Rūta Petronyte Jewellery maker
Photo: © Tomas Mykolaitis
Raven

This silver, ebony and blue pearl pendant drew inspiration from the form of a raven. The idea for it came when Rūta met a man who reminded her of this sombre bird.

Rūta Petronyte Jewellery maker
Photo: © Saulius Barasa
Kala cufflinks

These Damascus steel and gold-plated silver cufflinks are part of Rūta's Kala collection, inspired by traits of masculinity. This project was presented in an abandoned factory. The 3,000m2 presentation space was decorated with eight huge photos of blacksmiths and eight pieces of jewellery.

Length 1.44 cm
Width 0.6 cm
Height 1.46 cm

Rūta Petronyte Jewellery maker
Photo: © Tomas Mykolaitis
Nude

Rūta designed and made this silver brooch for her mother, inspired by a figure that she came across when looking at photos taken in her youth. The silver figure is embedded into a pink shell which Rūta found while on holiday in Jamaica. The sides of the shell have been encrusted with various gemstones and pearls. It is one of her favourite creations to date.

Rūta Petronyte Jewellery maker

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