28 Jun '16, 10pm
Kataoka Jewelry Creates Delicate Heirloom Rings for the Modern Bride
After 25 years in the jewelry industry, designer and goldsmith Yoshinobu Kataoka founded his eponymous house in 2011 in the Toritsu-Daigaku, Meguro suburb of Tokyo. Since then, he’s built a team of gemologists and goldsmiths to bring his passion of creating “wearable art” to life. Their pieces blend innovation in metalwork and traditional design, shown most distinctly in their signature handmade milgrain edge that’s been worked into settings and bands throughout the collection. In addition to conflict-free diamonds, they also use opals, rubies, tourmalines, sapphires, emeralds and amethysts in their rings for brides that are looking for something unique and unexpected. The gold used in each piece is a custom blend designed by Kataoka himself and exclusive to the brand.