’23 Exhibition Schedule Spring
▪️Hankyu Umeda Art gallery@Osaka
’23 Exhibition Schedule Fall
▪️Gallery KyotoTeramaschi Nanohana
As an emerald discoverer
As a gemologist
As a jewelry designer
As a raw emerald discoverer,
my passion lies in finding and sharing the rough emeralds I find.
When most people think of an emerald,
they think of a perfectly symmetrically shaped, green gem.
Many people are unaware of the natural beauty a rough emerald holds.
The natural shape of an emerald is not perfectly symmetrical.
It comes in beautiful hexagonal prisms.
Rough emeralds very often have inclusions of pyrite
or calcite (or both) which are considered ‘dirty’ by some
but if you look closely, I think they look like planets.
These inclusions can show you a glimpse of the universe.
Not enough people truly see the beauty of rough emeralds
and so how could anyone say those imperfections make it appear ‘dirty’?
To me the beauty I see in a rough emerald is different from the shine I
would see in a cut emerald.
The simple aesthetic of a rough emerald fits nicely
with both casual and formal outfits.
I make jewelry with the idea that rough emeralds
can be your very own, one-of-a-kind “everyday jewelry.”