Lacquer has played an important part in Japanese culture for more than two thousand years as a protective, decorative finish for items made from leather, wood, paper, bamboo, and metal.
In this new jewellery range, black resin recreates the shine and elegance of traditional lacquer.
Cherry Blossom is much beloved in Japan where it is an omen of good fortune and a metaphor for the fleeting nature of life.
Chrysanthemums have played an important part in Japanese life since the 8th century when the flower became the official seal of the Emperor seated on his Chrysanthemum Throne.
For centuries bamboo has been an integral part of the Japanese culture and has many uses, both practical and decorative.