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Contemporary Jewelry /  Etsuko Sonobe (1955-)

stone love-The story of the 12 moons-


A story in 12months

Love at first sight. The birthstone topaz was such a fascinating stone!

I think there is no jewelry artist who can express the charm of stones as lightly as Ms. Etsuko Sonobe ... It was a new feeling that was completely different from the image of heavy gemstones so far. The Imperial Topaz ring, which has the atmosphere of the rough stone itself as if it expresses even the damage of life in a rich beauty, has become an important piece for me.

This time around, 12 stone jewelery from the 12th month will be on display.

Some are sweet and cute, like sugar candies and fruits, and some are lively, like flipping a jewel box.

“Jewelry can cheer people up and make them happy. That is the power and origin of jewelry. I want to cherish it,” says Sonobe. Please look forward to encountering a grain full of beautiful and fun essences.


Nao Masaki



Etsuko Sonobe

Born in Tokyo in 1955. After studying metal at Musashino Art Junior College, he was involved in the development of corporate jewelry and products as a designer, and at the same time developed the jewelry brand "etsuko sonobe", which is characterized by how to handle stones. He continues to produce as a writer. He has made numerous presentations at galleries and museums overseas such as the Netherlands, Austria and the United Kingdom, and has received high praise both at home and abroad.

“I would like to create jewelry with a unique atmosphere by sticking to the size and shape of stones according to the design, just as I can handle metal freely and make shapes. You can create a completely different impression depending on the person who wears it. We value the original origin of jewelry, which is that you can get mental comfort by wearing it.

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