Tokyo flows effortlessly between the ancient and ultramodern. Beneath the roaring neon and surging modernity, Tokyo's wizened soul vibrates with history and tradition. She has a spirit that surges forward but is rooted in a rustic quietude, made immortally beautiful by the patina of age.
Ashley Schenkein Jewelry Design’s Tokyo Collection borrows from the city's own spirit—indeed the spirit of Wabi-Sabi—which is characterized by humility, restraint, simplicity, profundity, imperfection and asymmetry that time and care impart to materials. Natural stones and pearls set against luminous gold vermeil and polished silver give the collection a look of refined, solitary beauty. This plays upon the city's own duality: at once both sharp and organic. The architecture of certain pieces are rigid and sharp while others flow with a natural grace.