Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
The more you use it, the more the "smoked silver" texture develops on this pendant.
The silver rings are individually struck into a pipe shape using a forging technique, making this a gem that combines both practical strength and an artistic element." The charm of silverware is that it changes the color depending on how you use it. It should be used for practical purposes rather than just placed as a decoration! How about giving it for your own use or as a gift?
When did these crafts start to craft?：300 years ago / 1700AD / Edo period in Japan
Iwami Ginzan Silver Mine in Japan was once one of the world's two largest silver mines, and Japan was one of the world's largest silver producers. Around the 17th century, craftsmen called silversmiths were highly valued by feudal lords, and they were also active in making not only silverware but also portable shrines for festivals and hairpins for women, and the general public patronized a wide variety of items.
Souhaku Kamikawa / Nisshin Kikinzoku
A family of traditional craftsmen has been making Tokyo silverware in Tokyo for 12 generations since the late Edo period (1800s). He aspired to become a craftsman after experiencing the gentle rhythm of hammering and numerous gestures on his grandfather's knee for as long as he can remember. He has been making products that are popular among men and women of all ages by thoroughly creating products that become beautiful when used.
"We are conscious of the simple beauty of handcrafted forms, and we pay high attention on the user's comfort while crafting our products"
We deliver the warmth that can be felt only by handmade silverware. In a word, "striking silver" is an act, but every stroke is made in pursuit of the user's comfort. We swear that our silverware, which combines practicality and beauty, is the world-class.
Your Contribution to Craftsman
Due to the market structure (link for full articles are attached bottom), craftsman have not known who the customer is and how customer reacts to their work. We made a “Message to Craftsman” box at purchase page. We will deliver all message to every craftsman. Our review will be also shared to craftsman so please leave your comment and evaluation on review section!
Income for Craftsman: Craftsman get only less than 10% of selling price?
As written above, craftsman have not controlled last phase of sales channel that resulting in selling price is set by third-party without craftsman’s recognition. There are some cases that only less than 10% of selling price is given to craftsman. We promise with our customer / craftsman that we offer the fair trade with craftsmen in our contract!
We made an article about above problem and our challenge. Please have a read from below link.
Current state of the Crafts Market / Benefits brought by Suigenkyo
Material & Caution
Each piece is handmade, so there are individual differences even in the same series. We hope that you will understand the change by handmade.
Please note that it will take about 1~2 months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.