Jewelry is more than just something you put on.
Dua is an up and coming Bali based demi-fine jewelry brand that started with two childhood friends, Amira and Yasmin. Having been raised on an island abundant in creative stimulation, whether it be painting, dance, sculpture or architecture, Amira and Yasmin left their home to further explore their individual creative expression. Upon finishing studies abroad, Yasmin studying dance and Amira studying design, they both returned to Bali to reconnect with their home, rediscovering forgotten elements of their Indonesian heritage. This was when Dua became an idea.
With their combined interest in creating adornments, their first collection in 2020 highlights their inspiration of ornamental features of the arts and crafts from their island home. Their ideas and inspirations are often drawn from their cultural heritage and of course, the natural beauty that surrounds the island. In many of the designs you can see elements of traditional wood carvings, unique features of Indonesian architecture, and even ancient textile patterns. As honoring their heritage is deeply embedded in their ethos, many of their pieces are also crafted using traditional ways of hand making links to create a chain or lost wax casting for solid pieces like earrings or rings.
Dua means two in the Indonesian language. And as the brand started with two friends both from two cultures, having two different experiences and coming up with two ideas, Dua is based on the idea of partnership and balance, combining two inspirations into one tangible and wearable piece of expression.