*Ring in the picture is naturally tarnished. All silver pieces expected to darken over time, though can be easily shined with silver polish or toothpaste.*
A talented silver worker located in Aizu, Japan, Masato-San is dedicated to hand-making Native American style jewelry, a respected and honored art form in Japan with a special history.
It all started when Goro Takahashi, jewelry artist and free spirit, was the first to pioneer the way for generations of Japanese creatives who were inspired by Native American communities who were so gracious to share their knowledge of leather and silver works.
Today, Japanese makers continue to be inspired by this art form for its meticulous handwork, artistry, and deep respect for nature that is present in both traditional Japanese culture (Shinto) as well as the indigenous way of life.