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Nauris Našlėnas

Nauris Našlėnas Jewellery maker
Contact
Lithuanian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+370 61273489
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An economic crisis pushed him to create jewelry

  • • The journey that lead to jewellery was long
  • • The self-taught artist learns from his own mistakes
  • • He started creating only at age 40

Nauris Našlėnas has always been drawn to subtle, detail-oriented work. He had always wanted to do jewellery but was really motivated only by the economic crisis of 2008. Before the crisis, he was a graphic designer of a magazine, but lost meaning in his work. Then he thought to himself, of not now, then when? And that’s how a dream became his way of life. Having learned the craft on his own, he is still learning, gaining experience and consulting with other jewellers. Nauris Našlėnas is currently creating jewellery that incorporates simplicity, practicality, and elegance. The experience of graphic design allows him to perceive his work on a 2D plane that slowly gains volume and transcends into 3D space. He enjoys working the most with silver and gold, as well as various different-coloured jewels. Smooth metal surfaces are enlivened by glittering stones and subtle decorative accents.

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Wabi-Sabi Ring

The ring was forged from pure gold and set with a precious black diamond. Rows of white diamonds run around the middle of the ring to embellish beautifully the main stone. Black stands for perfection, purity, maturity and wisdom. Yet there is a Japanese concept of wabi–sabi, meaning beauty of imperfection as such. This ring represents both concepts.

Circumference 1.7 cm

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Earrings Golden Splash

The earrings were forged in gold and adorned with small diamonds in a rectangular setting at the top. They represent the moment when waves hit the rock and myriad of sparkles appear. Collision of soft and solid has been known since the beginning of time. No matter Cairos or Chronos, it indicates a still moment of material expression where the eternal beauty emits energy.

Height 2 cm
Width 1 cm

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Ring Fern Flower

This gold ring features an irregular edge at the top and a floral pattern that encircle the entire finger. Fern flower is a mystery of nature. In Lithuanian language, the same word indicates "ring" and "blossom". If you hold it in your hand, it feels like a small but significant miracle. Prosperity of midsummer joy.

Circumference 1.8 cm

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Equilibrium Rings

The minimalist design of these rings was intended to enhance the qualities of the rows of black and white diamonds. They express the universal beauty of duality. Together or separately, they represent harmony.

Circumference 1.7 cm

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Baltic Breeze Ring

This elegant engagement ring is set with an aquamarine and diamonds. It depicts misty seaside of the Baltic sea. Even on a cloudy day, the surface of the sea catches some glitter in contrast to the sandy dunes. The atmosphere is better to be shown than told. The anthem of calmness and majesty.

Circumference 1.7 cm

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