Akiko's products are created by skilled local artisans and meticulously wrought using time tested techniques and a special blend of love and charm.
Made with a special combination of traditional techniques and innovative technology, each piece is imbued with lasting beauty and magnificent craftsmanship. Akiko's jewelry designs are carefully made with a combination of careful and loving workmanship and detailed handiwork.
The unique, innovative technology used in production has allowed Akiko's ideas to transcend the inspiration of dreams and enter the material world. We welcome you to peruse Akiko's creations and choose items that will be treasured always.
ABOUT Designer Akiko Yamaguchi
I was born and grew up in Japan. Japanese culture is simple and complicated at the same time. We have so many rules that you have to follow. For example, at school, students must wear matching uniforms, shoes, and backpacks.
If you want to wear jewelry, they should be tiny ones or no accessories at all.
Once you graduate from school, it is the same attitude in the workplace. In this disciplined environment, I often wondered what I could do to express myself.
I did feel comfortable if I looked just like others at school and work, but I also wanted to recognize myself as a unique being. In Japan, uniqueness is something people want to avoid. We have a saying“ The nail that sticks out gets hammered in”. I have recognized myself in this saying since I was a child.
I am sure that I am not the only one who is comfortable in simplicity, but also like to express a bit of uniqueness. My pleasure has always been about creating unique, timeless adornments that can inspire both delicate organic essence and chic sophistication.