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We choose by design! Jewelry walk to come across "shiningly" that difference points out Choose by Design! Walking the Jewelry Stores for a One-of-a-Kind Glitter
Ginza Six Editors Vol.8 (Jewerly&Watch)
We notice when we hang around in GINZA SIX though some jewelry Shops enter. For glitter enthusiast, it becomes ka, na, ri, place to be able to enjoy. Particularly, it is the second floor. Did you know that there was corner where jewelry brands lined here?
This corner, I who pick up domestic and foreign individuality group jewelry variously, and can enjoy call secretly with "path of jewelry". Only as for the Shops that both the right and the left are attracted. Then at first it will peep out from "the showcase by Dell Bakery"!
Select Shops which attracted European and American spirited brands here. There are many curious things, but focuses on pearl brand "samira 13" from LA this time. Pearl has formal image, but this necklace is like rock something or other. Chain which sharashara shakes is excellent at a feeling of mode.
If say that shake; "Shaesby." It is brand which American former sculptor deals with, but, anyway, as for the pierced earrings of form which is art to let you feel space, shaking feeling when we wore is beautiful. Price was 52,000 yen ... (+ tax).
Is why in shop; or as for the bag. It is party and dinner, but bag shining in such a case is selected if we say the scene wearing jewelry. Bags made in the U.K. of clutch bag made in Brazil and mofumofu fake fur seem to be available only here.
To next neighboring "MIMI." It is Shops of designer jewelry sent from Milan, but interior is oriental in some way. We lay emphasis on KOLOR stone recently and, in spite of being brand known as high quality of pearl, are to be fun in various ways.
To round ring which is this boryuminasu adorably. Does conk shell know? It is conch produced in the Caribbean Sea, but prepares to ring using the inside pink part. With GINZA SIX-limited product, price was 500,000 yen (+ tax).
Jewelry that new arrival put lapis lazuli and burukarusedoni together. Coarse cut lapis lazuli harking back to uncut stone has presence. Right and left asymmetry with color of pierced earrings being able to match. It is attracted today as we make appearing hairstyle of both ears when we find individuality group pierced earrings.
To the right to the left aimlessly……. We enter "Bijou de M" this time. It is MIO of owner and designer that met here. It is ability group that launched own brand including design under the influence of mother who is jewelry designer.
Why is motif so attractive? As pierced earrings that charming flowers and animal, insects assemble in full force are sale by one ear, for example, like bee and Daisy, we change motif of right and left and can enjoy. It is good to purchase one by one, and to collect. Pierced earrings are mitsubachino designs; 210,000 yen ... (+ tax).
It is bunnies of existence of icon of this brand that cannot overlook. Prettiness of this ring caused reputation, and, as for "the Bijou de M," popularity increased at a stretch. Saying "want to make jewelry which can feel delightful"; MIO. When we wear bunny and look still, spirit seem to be somewhat heated.
Another one will drop in. What wanted to check at here "maison de nadir" "robinsomperamu" from London. It is still brand to the people in the know in Japan, but earrings of diamond which that Catherine princess soaked at wedding ceremony are, in fact, these brands.
Charm that one of popularity is cute in "robinsomperamu." We attract public attention because we put through hoop pierced earrings and can make the most of when we make pendant and breath. That it is recommended to man to be looking for present. When it is why? If even if do not know size of ring, is charm; a no problem! Therefore.
Furthermore, we discover special dish of high-quality juera "ska via" of Milan. It is work elaborate very much to make metal engraving on gold, and to garnish the top with KOLOR stone. Only to European noble purveyance for the government brand, it was beauty of sigh thing. By the way, ring 4.86 million yen (tax-included)!
GINZA SIX where unique Shops gathered tightly. When we want to look for jewelry which is design conscious slightly different from other people, we should be able to meet only one to seem to be surely oneself, and to be accompanied, and to be able to handle here. As for it, it is surely to lifetime treasure if we find one point to be able to have of attachment!
Text: Keiko Honma Photos: Hikaru Kurimoto Edit: Yuka Okada
You’ll come across a good number of jewelry stores wandering through GINZA SIX. It’s quite the delightful place to visit if you like glitter—the second floor above all. Here, you’ll find a cluster of jewelry stores, all in close proximity.
It’s a great place for picking up, handling, and enjoying unique jewelry pieces from domestic and overseas brands. I personally call it Jewelry Row. To your left, to your right, everywhere you look, you’ll find stores that entice. So let’s start looking at one: The Showcase by DELUPIN.
The store carries a fine selection of cutting-edge European and American brands. There’s much here that captivates. For the moment, let’s focus on Samira 13, an LA-based pearl brand. Pearls are generally considered formal, but this necklace has more of a rock-and-roll vibe. The rustling of the swaying chains has a high-fashion feel.
Speaking of swaying, the Shaesby brand was set up by a former American sculptor. Its artistically formed earrings generate a feeling of expanse and have lovely sway when worn. They’re priced from 52,000 yen (excluding tax).
Surprisingly, the store also carries bags. Jewelry tends to be worn for specific occasions, like parties or dinners, so the store offers bags to match. These include a Brazilian clutch bag and fluffy faux fur bag from the UK, items found only here.
We’ll head next to Mimi, right next door. Based in Milan, this designer jewelry store features a subtly Asian interior. Known for its high-quality pearls, the brand recently expanded its focus to encompass color gemstones, a decision that adds to our delight as we take in the lovely array gathered here.
This round and voluminous ring has a special charm. You know about conch shells, right? They’re a type of spiral shell found in the Caribbean. These rings incorporate the lucent pink internal surfaces of the shell. This particular item, exclusive to GINZA SIX, carries a price tag of 500,000 yen (excluding tax).
These pieces combine lapis lazuli and blue chalcedony. They’re new to the store. The rough cut recalls the original state of the lapis lazuli; the resulting object has an undeniable presence. In a bold move, the earring colors differ from left to right. Hairstyles like the one I’m wearing today, which leave both ears visible, highlight this asymmetry and the unique presence of earrings like these.
Wandering right, wandering left… now I’m in Bijou de M, where I’m greeted by owner-designer Mio. The impulse to venture into the world of design came from her mother, also a jewelry designer. The strength of her talent launched her own brand.
What makes these motifs so appealing? The earrings, in arrays of charming flowers, animals, and insects, are sold individually, not in pairs. This means you can pair different motifs left and right—for instance, a honey bee and a daisy. Another approach is to buy one item at a time to add to your collection. The honey bee earring in the miniature size starts at 210,000 yen (excluding tax).
Another not-to-be-missed object is the brand’s iconic bunny. These cute rings, which drew immediate acclaim for their appeal, instantly propelled Bijou de M to great popularity. “I try to create jewelry that’s fun to wear,” Mio says. And it’s true; I put on the bunny, and as I gaze at it, I feel my spirits lift.
Let’s take a look at one more store. What I wanted to see at Maison de NADIA was Robinson Pelham of London. It’s still a brand known in Japan only among connoisseurs; in fact, this brand made the diamond earrings worn by Princess Catherine at her wedding.
Popular Robinson Pelham items include the adorable charms. These are really starting to draw attention, partly due to all the ways they can be worn—as pendants or bracelets or through hoop earrings, if you like. I can also recommend these to any man looking for a gift. With this perfect charm, not knowing her ring size poses no problems.
I also found these superb pieces from Scavia, the high-end Milan jeweler. The intricate design combines engraved gold with colored gemstones for breathtaking beauty befitting a brand that serves Europe’s aristocrats. The price? 4,860,000 yen (including tax)!
GINZA SIX is filled with interesting stores like this. If you’re looking for design-conscious jewelry that’s a little different from what most people wear, I’m certain you’ll find something here that’s both very you and unique, something that you’ll enjoy wearing. Find that one piece you love and treasure it for a lifetime!
Author: Keiko Honma Photographer: Hikaru Kurimoto Editor: Yuka Okada
Keiko HonmaJournalist focusing on jewelry and watches. Having transitioned from a career as designer to one as jewelry magazine editor, she now works freelance in Japan and abroad. Pens articles on the latest trends and commentary on jewelry history for newspapers, women’s magazines, men’s magazines, art reviews, and other publications. Also provides the latest from the world of jewelry on her Twitter account (@JewelleryTokyo).