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Crafting Artistry: Our Journey from Heart to Hand

At Olive Yu, we're all about celebrating love in its countless forms. With over three decades of design and craftsmanship experience, we've cultivated a deep passion for transforming raw materials into exquisite jewellery pieces that speak volumes. For us, jewellery isn't just about adornment; it's a conduit for emotions, a symbol of devotion, a connection to cherished memories, and a testament to personal style. We've dedicated ourselves to infusing these sentiments into every piece we create. We celebrate the artistic spirit in all its forms. Our mission is to transform raw materials into exquisite pieces that resonate with fellow creative spirits.

Our journey as creators has been a thrilling one. We've had the privilege of witnessing the joy and delight our jewellery artistry brings to our patrons, and this remains our ultimate source of satisfaction. The magic lies in how our jewellery captures the essence of individual stories, weaving them into a tapestry of craftsmanship and artistry.

"in those imperfect details lies a sense of authenticity and uniqueness, transforming each piece into a work of art"

But Olive Yu is more than just a jewellery brand. We're a beacon of sustainability and community dedication. Our commitment to reducing our ecological footprint, creating enriching work environments, supporting our local community, and fostering sustainable supply chains is unwavering. We believe in the power of continuous improvement, which is evident in the evolution of our jewellery collection.

At Olive Yu, we strive for perfection in quality and craftsmanship, meticulously honing our skills to create exquisite pieces. Yet, we also celebrate the beauty of imperfections. For in those imperfect details lies a sense of authenticity and uniqueness, transforming each piece into a work of art that carries its own story and captivates the hearts of those who behold it. It is this celebration of imperfections that allows our jewellery to resonate with the depths of the human spirit, transcending the boundaries of a shiny object and becoming a cherished piece of wearable art.

Every piece of jewellery we craft is meticulously handmade in our studio in beautiful Sri Lanka. Our close-knit team of passionate artisans breathes life into each creation, infusing it with their dedication and expertise. Our creations embody the skill and passion of our artisans, the bonds and love within our extended family and community, and an enduring love for our craft.

Our Humble Story

The story of Olive Yu began in 2019, in the
charming village of Ahangama, where two creative souls, Kate and Susie, crossed
paths for the first time. Their shared love for jewellery, gemstones, and
exploration ignited a spark, and from that moment, their journey together began.
Inspired by the diverse cultures they encountered during their travels, they
set out to create personalized designs that reflect the beauty and wonder of
the world. Sri Lanka, with its breathtaking natural landscapes and the warmth
of its people, holds a special place in their hearts.


Since its inception, Olive Yu has blossomed
into a family of nine dedicated members who form our core team. Bound together
by a strong sense of camaraderie, we approach our work with a perfect balance
of diligence and joy. Our unyielding spirit and dedication are the driving
forces behind every piece of jewellery we create.

The long history of jewellery crafting and the wonder of Sri Lankan gemstones is the ultimate inspiration.

Driven by a fervent appreciation for the extraordinary, Olive Yu draws inspiration from the enchanting splendour of our natural surroundings. Vibrant tropical foliage, captivating sarees, and opulent gold embellishments provide the backdrop for our creative journey. Our designs are a fusion of earthly wonders and a touch of enchantment, resulting in a unique and spellbinding aesthetic.

We draw from the rich legacy of jewellery craftsmanship and the captivating allure of Sri Lankan gemstones. With a collective experience spanning over two decades in jewellery design, gemmology, diamond grading, graphic design, and architectural studies, our collaboration was destined to create something truly extraordinary.

Meet the Team






Lead Jeweller




Jewelry Consultant


Jewelry Consultant



Jewellery for artists, the soulful and the imaginative.

While we work with precious materials synonymous with the world of traditional jewellery, our approach is anything but conventional. Our designs seek to capture the innate allure of Sri Lanka's gemstones and metals by celebrating their organic textures and playful colour palettes. We set ourselves apart by embracing imperfection.
We hold a deep reverence for the artisan and the process of creation. Each jewellery piece is nurtured from its inception to its completion, painstakingly handcrafted with care and devotion. The process of shaping a piece of jewellery by hand requires patience—a careful orchestration of every element, assembled step by step. There are no shortcuts; it's an art only perfected through years of experience.

Our brand's bedrock is built upon offering you unique handcrafted jewellery of the utmost quality—a testament to our commitment to excellence.