Ryokuin Gold Tassel 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 stunning and unique pieces of jewellery.
Designed with a delicate gold cable chain and tassels and an ornate framed pendant with detailing on the reverse. The chain and pendant bezel are 24k gold plated, the charm is crafted from a fragment of china featuring the bright ‘ryokuin’ leaves of summer.
Goes with everything from an everyday t-shirt to your favourite evening dress.
Chain length adjustable between approx. 23 to 27 inches, plus the 1 inch charm and tassels with a 2 to 3 inch drop.
Presented in a velvet pouch.