In his 25 years as a jewellery designer, Yoshinobu Kataoka’s ethereal creations have earned him widespread recognition in Japan. But it wasn’t until he launched his own brand in 2011 that his designs caught the attention of a wider audience.
Incredibly delicate and feminine, these nature-inspired jewels, handcrafted in Tokyo, have a fairytale quality that lends itself particularly well to engagement rings. Breathtakingly pretty, many of them feature intricate milgrain detailing, which gives each ring an authentic handmade feel.
It is this appreciation for the artisanal, for jewels that have been lovingly made by hand, that is at the heart of the Kataoka brand. We talk to founder Yoshinobu to find out more.