What is MAKIE ?
Yoshi has updated maki-e
jewelry while keeping what defines it -- the exquisitely detailed and delicate style -- in tact. Maki-e is unique to Japan and has been around since the Nara Period (710 –794).On top of lacquer, artists paint with gold, silver or platinum dust to create colorful, eye-catching images.
Traditionally seen on bowls, Buddhist altars, etc., the use and ownership of these luxury items were limited to Court Nobles and Samurai. Today you can finde maki-e on watches, fountain pens, beautiful plates and more, and with Yoshi's innovations you can wear the style as a necklace.
Yoshi, who loves to challenge herself, sought out maki-e makers in Japan and added her own personal touch: small, diamond-encrusted frames and simple but beautiful chains.
She is dedicated to using only the highest quality materials and will travel the world to find them Some of her stones are cut in
, the gem capital of Germany.
With Yoshi's designs, you get the best of traditional Japanese artwork merged with modern elegance. Two cultures and styles join together to create jewelry that is special and one-of-a-kind -- just like Yoshi herself.