With its bright and vibrant purple tone, this hair pin has been made with amethyst and a base of silver and are calved into a flower shape to create an elegant effect, perfect for pairing with any outfit.
Since the 1790s, and over seven generations, Kazariya-Ryo have worked as craftsmen of metallic ornaments in Kyoto. Within their metalcraft workshop, Kazariya-Ryo currently produce a range of items, such as tea sets and incense tools, using various metals of gold, silver, and copper. In 1900, the precise technology of 4th generation Takezuro became well-renowned both in Japan and overseas which led them to be given the name of “Chikuei-Do Eisin” by the Prince of Arisugawa-no-miya, a member of the Imperial Family of Japan. Since then, the name Chikuei-Do Eisin has lasted throughout the generations of Kazariya-Ryo through to the current seventh generation, Chikuei-Do Kaei.
It’s a state of the natural translation to “IBUSHI-GIN”(oxidized silver) and is normally considered to be a favorable change peculiar to silver.
The darkening adds nuances to silver products and each item offers a unique experience.
How to look after our crafts
To keep silver products in a good condition:
・Prepare dissolved granular sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and a piece of cotton or soft cloth wetted with warm water.
・Wipe silver products with it. Wash with water and dry with a towel.
Note: Don’t polish coloured parts and other ornaments.
We hope you enjoy our products for many years to come.