"My jewelry is now known in many different countries... thanks to you. I will continue to work harder and better to please you, all my dear customers. Thank you so much!"
"I am thankful that God gave me a chance to join with Novica. My jewelry is now known in many different countries, and my family and I feel so much this uplift in our economic life thanks to you. We hope this can last forever, and I will continue to work harder and better to please you, all my dear customers. Thank you so much!"
Wayan Asmana is a master silversmith from Sukawati, long regarded as Bali's most important jewelry center. Asmana learned his craft when he was in elementary school but only when he was in senior school did his father teach him how to make gold accessories. Wayan Asmana senior is unquestionably a renowned jewelry maker and designer.
When Asmana returned to his village after going away to college, he married his beautiful bride, Wayan Asmariani. Then he set about starting his own jewelry workshop where he designed and crafted a variety of gold and silver accessories. Business began to flourish and tourists were his main customers. Unfortunately, events such as the World Trade Center attacks and the Legian-Kuta bombing have had a very bad impact on Bali's tourism trade, which in turn has affected Asmana's work.
Setting up on his own is difficult. Asmana tells of the time, three years ago, when a foreign tourist bought almost $1,200 worth of products. When Asmana went to the bank to change the dollars into into rupiah, he was told the money was counterfeit. There was nothing Asmana could do about it.
The beautifully crafted silver and onyx necklace, "Frog Prince," arrived, and I am delighted with it. The quality, design, and workmanship of the lovely locket are even better than I expected. It is charming and versatile; I wear it as much as possible! The silver chain is also of high quality. Thank you Wayan Asmana.
- Julie R, Redmond, WA, USA
I just received my necklace - it is absolutley beautiful! It is even nicer than the photos. I hope that your business is thriving - it certainly deserves to be!
- Linda K
Thank you Wayan for creating such beautiful earrings. Order arraived quick and beatifully wrapped. Again, thank you.
- Martha R
I just received the sterling silver earrings (two pair) and bracelet that I ordered today. They are beautiful and of excellent quality. And the packaging! What beautiful boxes were used to package each item. Mr. Asmana is to be commended for the high quality art that he makes available to his customers. "Thank you" to Mr. Asmana and Novica. I'll definitely buy again whenever possible.
- A L, Calabash, NC USA
Delicate - intricate - exquisite ~ I'm delighted to have and wear your lovely works of art! Thank you!
- Mariann R, Leesburg/VA/USA
I received my Love Letter earrings the other day and I love them. They are really pretty and feminine. Thanks so much Wayan.
- Suji Fu, FL, USA
The Blessing bracelet is so beautiful. I love it! Thank you for creating such a lovely and substantial piece of jewellery.
Dear Wayan, I wanted you to know how pleased I am with the necklace I purchased from you through NOVICA. The quality is excellent and I adore the design. You truly are an expert artisan!
My silver cuff bracelet arrived today and it is absolutely gorgeous! I have already received many compliments - and of course - I refer them to Novica - and Wayan Asmana's amazing jewelry selection. I will definitely be a repeat customer! Terimah Kasih!
Wayan I have purchased your magnificent bracelet, "Two Halves" your men's onyx ring and a necklace . They all match or exceed the beauty of their pictures. You are a one of a kind artist. Namaste!
Received "Lives Entwined" on Friday. Wonderful craftsmanship and artistry combine to make this a truly magnificent piece. Many thanks!!!
I am absolutely delighted with my purchase. The craftsmanship is outstanding. The pictures you see are beautiful but does not do the jewelry true justice until you see it in person. I am so very happy with my selection and I am now a fan of Mr. Wayan Asmana and his beautifully crafted art pieces. Thank you!!
The "Passion" bracelet is the most beautiful of bracelets I have ever owned. Thank you so much...
- Arnold Imron
Received the Sleek Neclace and it was more than I could have expected. Awesome craftmanship. Thank You Wayan.
Dear Asmana, I recieved the very pretty earings you made for us. We like your artistic work a lot and remember you and your art work every time wearing them. Thank you for the artistic efforts. Sincerely, mali