Sometsuke Silver Lariat Necklace
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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 silver hoop. The charm is crafted from a fragment of sometsuke blue and white china. Goes with everything from an everyday t-shirt to your favourite evening dress.
The chain and hammered ring are sterling silver, the triangle charm is .999 fine silver-plated. Chain length approx. 30 inches plus the charm.
Presented in a velvet pouch.