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Koobai Silver Necklace


An absolutely one-of-a-kind piece of precious jewellery, created by the Nozomi Project, Japan.

‘Nozomi’ means 'hope' in Japanese. Founded in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Nozomi Project is a social enterprise based in Ishinomaki which employs and trains local people in the craft of jewellery making.

Each piece embraces the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi: there is beauty to be found in the broken. Pottery smashed in the earthquake is given a new lease of life, transformed by the artisans into charms for stunning and unique pieces of jewellery.

Designed in the classic drop-pendant style, the chain is sterling silver. The charm is crafted from a fragment of abstract floral-patterned china and .999 fine silver-plated. Goes with everything from an everyday t-shirt to your favourite party dress.

‘Koobai’ means ‘red plum blossoms’ in Japanese. The flower is a symbol of good fortune in Japanese culture, the first to bloom in late winter before the coming spring.

Chain length approx. 18 inches plus the charm.

Presented In a velvet pouch

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