Ye Min Paing

Ye Min Paing by Nina Hamilton

Ye Min Paing joined a goldsmith workshop as a teenager and learned how to create simple designs for earrings, chains and rings. Unfortunately, he had to quit the workshop after a short time in order to help his mother with her work - making fabric dolls for a crafts business. He joined Turquoise Mountain as an apprentice in our jewellery workshop and graduated in February of this year. Now employed full time as a Junior Goldsmith, Ye Min Paing is determined to earn a good income and support his mother. He loves making flowers such as jasmine, roses and orchids, because he believes their "beauty reflects happiness".