Jonathan Yun hails from Penang, Malaysia. Though born there, his influence was certainly not limited to that one place. He graduated with a degree from RMIT Australia majoring in fine metals and also obtained a certificate in gemology. His designs had won jewelry awards in Hong Kong and Singapore and had participated in exhibitions in Australia,Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore.
In the course of his career, he worked as designer, product development executive and design manager at prestigious companies such as Risis ,Royal Selangor and Penang Pewter. However, it was only when he took the plunge to strike out on his own that Jonathan found true satisfaction.
Today, Jonathan has come into his own with his range of jewelry made in his atelier in the famed Heritage Enclave in Penang, Malaysia.
Nature has been one of his passions and has always been the source of inspiration for him. Being a certified divemaster as well as a fern collector, he often finds his inspirations in a diving trip or whilst tending to his garden where beautiful pieces of wearable art are later created.
Jonathan works predominantly in silver as he finds the soft patina of silver fascinating and alluring. He works from his studio where each design is painstakingly sculpted in jewelers wax and then casted out in sterling silver and/or gold. The casted pieces are then hand finished and polished to reflect its beauty.
Very often gemstones and pearls are incorporated into the designs. The dazzling gemstones compliments the sculptural forms and effectively enhances the stunning masterpieces.