Flagship Model -Iride-Designer: Karin Oshima
- Concept of work
The word “Iride” means rainbow or luster. This piece evokes a hand-held folding fan, recognized worldwide as a quintessentially Japanese item. Meanwhile, the rainbow symbolizes a bridge connecting this world with dreams of the future. The work is intended to encourage and embolden people who strive to take the future in their grasp.
Iride expresses Japan’s marvelous art, culture and technical proficiency, which have earned admiration the world over. It makes an elegant ornament when wearing a dress with a plunging neckline.
This is jewelry that does not steal the limelight, but rather adds sparkling radiance to the star of the show – the person wearing the jewelry herself.
While the colored gems employed are difficult to color-match, I managed to assemble specially proportioned stones of great transparency and beauty in a gradation of 0.1mm units. There are five colors, including white, making it easy to coordinate color with clothing.
The piece is manufactured so that a chain can be passed through any point of your choice. Change it to suit clothing or location. Can be used as a brooch as well.
Materials: Diamond, sapphire, yellow sapphire, ruby, savorite garnet, freshwater pearls, 18KWG 16g
- Jewelry design background
“Iridegnita” is a portmanteau word combining the Italian iride, meaning “rainbow,” with “dignity.”
Jewelry by Iridegnita is ideal for people of strong and determined will. The word “dignity” implies the power and pride that mature adults possess.
The strong will, determination, faith and powerful emotions that allow us to shape our own destinies go together to make a seven-hued rainbow that acts as a bridge to a boundless future. Iridegnita is by your side as you cross this rainbow bridge, at the end of which await each of the dreams that you bear through life with pride and prestige.
The true value of Iridegnita jewelry is that it guides you through life powerfully, nobly and with pride and optimism based on the courage of your convictions.
Jewelry by Iridegnita is not only beautiful for its precious stones and metals. It is a collection of powerful items that guide elegant and sophisticated adult women and men with leadership qualities toward the fulfillment of their dreams.
Iridegnita will continue to grow proudly as a company that builds rainbow bridges to the fulfillment of dreams for each and every customer that wears our jewelry.
My designs are intuitively inspired by my experiences as a volunteer both in Japan and overseas. I believe jewelry born of real life experiences is not just a lifeless assemblage of stones and metals on a tabletop, but has the power to connect with and inspire its wearers.
Thus far I have visited Europe, North Africa, Asia, North America, Oceania and the South Pacific, etc.: 28 countries and 75 cities in all.
I received a thematic category prize at the 2012 JJA Jewellery Design Awards.
I work based on the concept of creating jewelry that represents Japan to the world.
Craftsmen with impeccable technical skills and delicate sensibilities, which qualify them to provide goods to luxury jewelry boutiques, manufacture Iridegnita jewelry.
Jewelry is made to order. Please inquire for details.
Participation in exhibitions possible. Inquiries welcome.
Ibuki Ariga (Designer name:Karin Oshima) GIA-GG, GIA-Jewelry Design Certificate