Japanese jewelry, a late fashion
It is only very recently that jewelry has taken place in the daily life of the Japanese people. Indeed, until the Meiji era, the jewel is not part of the pageantry of the affluent population.
The main reason is the lack of gemstones in the Japanese soil. Adding the very closed policy in terms of exchange with foreign countries to this geological observation, we understand better why this type of ornament was absent until the opening of Japan to the world.
Even pearl farming boomed only at the beginning of the 20th century in Akoya.
Clothing habits left very little room for bracelets and necklaces. Indeed, the kimono covers most of the body. The woman was distinguished by the colors she wore, the patterns she wore and the ornaments of her hair, unique feminine finery at the time. The hair then arranged in a bun is decorated with combs or silk flowers.
Jewelry made in Japan, a gigantic market nowadays
Fashion has changed and craft techniques have evolved. Today, Japan accounts for a significant share of global jewelry sales, behind the United States and China. As a reminder, the Japanese market accounts for almost 25% of global sales of the luxury industry.
Japanese people have a taste for simple things, discrete and kawaii. We have selected for you modern Japanese jewelry made entirely by hand by our craftsmen. You will find everything that makes Japan a country apart: nature, mastery of technique and the search for perfection.