Meticulously handcrafted fine jewelry inspired by symbolism in art, street culture and music.
Futaba is a Brooklyn based designer and graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology. Born and raised in Japan, she inherited the wealth of minimalism and reverence of symbology from Japanese culture. Futaba’s background in graphic design, as well as her cross-cultural experience living in New York City, have shaped her design aesthetic. She developed her collection with the intention of merging her love for graphic design with the intimacy of jewelry, creating timeless, subtle pieces suited for everyday wear.
The design of “A”
It’s inspired by a star symbol of protection used by Ama, female divers in Ise Shima regions in Mie Prefecture, Japan.They free dive without using oxygen tanks into deep water for pearls, shellfish and seaweed to catch seafood. Heritage of this kind of diving goes way back over 2000 years.
They wear this star symbol called “Seman” - sometimes embroidered in their head scarf or engraved on the tools they use. It is said to signify a safe return, as the star is drawn with a single unbroken line and returns to its point of origin. It’s also a protection against sea monsters.