Jiwon Song

Korean jewelry designer Jiwon Song, a graduate of the Kookmin Graduate School of Design in Seoul, Korea, devotes most of her practice to exploring the ring form, with the structure and quality of natural rough stones guiding the design process. The natural material, however, provides a sensual wearing experience as the rings radiate warmth when worn for extended periods of time, transferring energy to the skin and flowing into the wearer’s energy circuit. The designs follow the strict round ring shape – enclosing the finger – but compensate for this restriction with rough and irregular elements. Wong thus combines an artful exploration of natural materials with the aim of stimulating the senses.