Hiroko West's Profile

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Welcome to my Etsy shop !I have worked as a jewelry designer since 2011 in NYC's fashion district and prior to that being trained in Paris France. I like making jewelry ever since I was a child. When I was a kid, I liked to gather stones, shells & beads and then make jewelry for fun.
My foreign travels through growing up and past career within the airline industry have allowed me to go to several countries and see many different cultures that have inspired my designs.
I have also lived in Paris for studying french, art & flower design in 2004 & 2007.
At that time, I met my husband (American) in Paris and now I live in NYC with my husband, my daughter (I just became a mother) & dog (Westy) since 2008. NYC is mix cultured & a diverse city. My journey is continuing and through it my jewelry is reflecting these special experiences !

>>>Here is about me by my husband…

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  • Joined September 25, 2011

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Gem stones, Gold Field, Sterling Silver, Vermeil

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About

Welcome to my Etsy shop !I have worked as a jewelry designer since 2011 in NYC's fashion district and prior to that being trained in Paris France. I like making jewelry ever since I was a child. When I was a kid, I liked to gather stones, shells & beads and then make jewelry for fun.
My foreign travels through growing up and past career within the airline industry have allowed me to go to several countries and see many different cultures that have inspired my designs.
I have also lived in Paris for studying french, art & flower design in 2004 & 2007.
At that time, I met my husband (American) in Paris and now I live in NYC with my husband, my daughter (I just became a mother) & dog (Westy) since 2008. NYC is mix cultured & a diverse city. My journey is continuing and through it my jewelry is reflecting these special experiences !

>>>Here is about me by my husband

Hiroko West was born in Fukuoka Japan, one of Japan’s many fashion capitals, which is also known for its naturalistic feel due to its many celebrations that focus on the beauty of life. Hiroko has always been passionate about fashion since she was a child, especially being attracted to antique jewelry, traditional Japanese Kimono designs and vintage clothing.

Today Hiroko lives in New York City but still stays in touch with nature through collecting sea shells of unique color varieties throughout Long Island, gardening and taking in the simple elegances of Central and Prospect Parks. Beyond the holistic feel and connection to nature Hiroko is also strongly influenced through her extensive travels throughout the world experiencing the rich cultures of Maldives, England, Italy, China, Australia, New Caledonia, Thailand, Hawaii, and to France where she lived for 2-years. Notably, while in France Hiroko jumped into the artisan scene through taking classes on floral design allowing her to fuse her passion for nature to that of contemporary design and expression.

After experiencing and delving into the French Haute Couture Hiroko found herself in the opportunity to take off for the excitement of living in New York City to where she was able to dive into the fast, modern and edgy designs brought out in artists areas of: Greenwich Village, Williamsburg and Soho. These hot beds of design led her to discover the jewelry district where she has now worked and designed several colorful pieces that truly culminate her being.

Hiroko’s jewelry is very much all-in-all influenced and reflects in her designs the harmony of Japan, the natural beauty from the colors the world, the sophistication of French design and the hip feel to the New York beat. Hiroko very much tries to create unique designs from the highest quality stones that her customers will cherish every time they wear them and hopes to give each piece of jewelry a wonderful story of life.

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