So Young Park

So Young Park Studio

"My jewelry expresses desire, hope, and the power of life through organic plant and ocean forms rendered in simple, geometric, and sophisticated ways."

So Young Park uses various hammering techniques to draw out shapes and movement in sterling silver and 18 karat yellow gold. This direct and immediate method of working creates elegant and unusual forms. She individually solders small metal cup shapes on the hammered surfaces to create tiny grouped elements that work together, much like plant or ocean forms, to express the internal movements found in life.

The artist was born in 1973 and grew up in Ul-San, South Korea. She became interested in the arts at an early age and attended Pusan Art High School, where she studied fine art painting. Afterwards, she attended Kon-Kuk University in Seoul, where she began working in metal. After graduating in 1999, Park moved to the United States to continue her study of metalsmithing. In 2003, Park graduated with a second degree in metal and jewelry design from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Today, the artist exhibits her work nationally and internationally and teaches aspiring jewelry makers at the university level.
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Square Flower Brooch
Gold & Silver Brooch

by So Young Park
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Drizzly Hill Cuff
Silver Bracelet

by So Young Park
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Drop by Drop Cuff
Silver Bracelet

by So Young Park
$ 1,900 - $ 2,600
$ 1,615 - $ 2,210
Small Oriental Hill Series Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by So Young Park
$ 1,500
$ 1,275
Oriental Hill Series Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by So Young Park
$ 2,200
$ 1,870
Dotted Flower Cuff
Gold & Silver Bracelet

by So Young Park
$ 2,600
$ 2,210
Flower Gold-Leaf Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by So Young Park
$ 460
$ 391
Beyond the Sea Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

by So Young Park
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Two Triangle Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by So Young Park
$ 440
$ 374
Rectangular Gold-Leaf Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

by So Young Park
$ 440
$ 374
Narrow Moving Wire Cuff
Silver Bracelet

by So Young Park
$ 1,700
$ 1,445
Teardrop Earrings with Pearls
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

by So Young Park
$ 440
$ 374
Milk Thistle Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

by So Young Park
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Galaxy Necklace
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by So Young Park
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Long Gold Seed Earrings
Gold, Silver & Pearl Earrings

by So Young Park
$ 580
$ 493
Red Ocean
Silver & Stone Necklace

by So Young Park
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Beyond the Sea Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

by So Young Park
$ 2,400
$ 2,040
Galaxy Necklace II
Gold, Silver & Stone Necklace

by So Young Park
$ 2,800
$ 2,380
Square Beyond the Sea Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

by So Young Park
$ 840
$ 714
Short Gold Seed Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by So Young Park
$ 480
$ 408
Small Seeds in Round Hoop Earrings
Gold & Silver Earrings

by So Young Park
$ 480
$ 408
Round Beyond the Sea Necklace
Gold, Silver & Pearl Necklace

by So Young Park
$ 840
$ 714