Product Description : Why is it so EXPENSIVE?
General Product Information
Kayanite is a very mysterious accessory with its indigo blue and white luster that reminds one of the deep sea.
The color, also known as Japan blue, is striking. It is a quiet, subdued, yet stable and trustworthy color, like the universe, the night sky, or the deep sea.
A characteristic of natural kyanite is that it is layered with needle crystals running in a certain direction.
The front side of the piece is simple, while the sides are designed with a playful hummingbird on the reverse side.
We hope you enjoy this beautiful-looking accessory!
When did these crafts start to craft?：1700 years ago / 300AD / Yamato period in Japan
Gold engraving has a long history. It is said that basic engraving techniques were used for making hats, rings, and harnesses worn by feudal lords 1700 years ago. Later, engraving techniques were also used for everyday items used by the masses. Today, a wide range of products such as vessels, ornaments, and accessories are produced using engraving techniques.
A craftsman who creates accessories using the techniques of Tokyo Engraving. Learning from a craftsmen in Okachimachi, a town of craftsmen, he handles all the processes including designing, using traditional handcrafting techniques. The meticulous workmanship, which is so detailed that it is hard to believe that it was made by hand, never ceases to amaze us.
"Everything we do is to make our customers happy and smiling"
From designing to polishing, I handle the entire process by myself until completion. This allows me to spend a great deal of time with each piece of work. While I work on each process, I pay close attention to the design and texture required by the customer. I believe that my customers will love my work for a long time because I put my soul into it, and I finish every step of the process with extra care.
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 2 months for delivery if we do not have the item in stock.
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