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Julius Vaitkus

Julius Vaitkus Jewellery maker
Contact
Lithuanian, English, Russian
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+370 68332508
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Hiding secrets in jewellery

  • • Julius demands a lot from himself
  • • His works are extremely meticulous
  • • A piece is acceptable only when he feels proud of it

Julius Vaitkus smiles a lot, but talks very little. Jewellery has been following him since art school, when in the small town of Kintai, his art teacher first introduced him to the craft and many of its subtleties. After studying the subject in Vilnius, he settled there. And for 14 years he‘s been creating pieces from gold, silver, diamond and ebony. His creations are as modest as he is. They don‘t shock or scream for attention; rather, they quietly wait to be discovered and recognised. After all, his favourite piece of jewellery is a medallion which hides a secret hidden inside, unknown until it is opened. The works of Julius Vaitkus reveal themselves only when observed with care and patience.

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Works

  • © Augis Narmontas
  • © Augis Narmontas
  • © Augis Narmontas
  • © Augis Narmontas
  • © Augis Narmontas
Photo: © Augis Narmontas
Ebony & diamonds ring

This elegant gold plated silver ring is set with a piece of precious ebony adorned with diamonds.

Julius Vaitkus Jewellery maker
Photo: © Augis Narmontas
Ebony & diamond ring

This elegant gold plated silver ring is set with a piece of precious ebony and a diamond.

Julius Vaitkus Jewellery maker
Photo: © Augis Narmontas
Star Maps medallion

This medallion was handcrafted in oxidised silver and adorned with diamonds.

Height 4 cm
Width 2.3 cm

Julius Vaitkus Jewellery maker
Photo: © Augis Narmontas
Star Maps medallion

This medallion was handcrafted in oxidised silver and adorned with diamonds and gold.

Height 2.5 cm
Width 1.9 cm

Julius Vaitkus Jewellery maker
Photo: © Augis Narmontas
Silver locket for memories

Beautifully handcrafted medallion made in oxidised silver and adorned with a red gemstone.

Julius Vaitkus Jewellery maker

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