The story of Patcharavipa jewellery

The designer grew up surrounded by a family of creatives, innovators and philanthropists when she began to make and sell pieces of jewellery

Patcharavipa Bodiratnangkura first stumbled across her mother’s cabinet of curiosities at the age of 13, and an early love of jewellery began. Surrounded by a family of creatives, innovators and philanthropists, she grew up in Thailand and began to make and sell pieces of jewellery to her and her mother’s friends. If there was a party or an event or occasion, she’d make something. 

After school, having realised she wanted to get into art and design, she moved to London and commenced on a Art Foundation course at Chelsea College of Art before joining the Central Saint Martins’ BA Jewellery Design course. She has said that it was a very competitive course. 

Patcharavipa Clues Sepper ring

She has since obtained a certificate in gemmology from the Graduate Diamonds Programme of the Gemological Institute of America and the Colour Stones Programme at the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences in Bangkok. 

It was in 2016 that she launched her namesake label. Her textural designs can be found at Dover Street Market as well as her own flagship store in Bangkok, which is an exploration into modern interior design. Tactility, architecture and nature constantly inspire her. Designs are bold; imperfections are favoured.

The Clues Couture collection, for example, features chain rings which are handmade and accordingly have dimples. Black and white diamonds feature among the SS21 collection, called Clues Sepper. 

Patcharavipa 18k yellow gold and pink spinel ring

Bodiratnangkura describes her brand as being more modern than a fine jeweller in terms of design, the fashion element is important to her. She designs and then selects stones; something that often occurs the other way round at other jewellery houses.

One main collection a year is produced, alongside a special high jewellery range. Bodiratnangkura spends around two months designing, and it will take a similar amount of time for production. Jewellery, she feels, is special for its longevity, and heirloom quality. 

Other collections include: Twisted, Ginkgo Metrics, Ginkgo Metrics Blue, Tushroom and Tiny. 

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