Sakura Gold Lariat 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 in the classic ‘lariat’ style, the long length chain loops through the hammered gold hoop. The charm is crafted from a fragment of abstract floral-patterned china. Goes with everything from an everyday t-shirt to your favourite evening dress.
The chain is 14k gold-filled, the hammered ring is also gold-filled, the triangle charm is 24K gold-plated. Chain length approx. 30 inches plus the charm.
Presented in a velvet pouch.