Artist handmade jewelry from Japan

Funabashi, Japan · 315 Sales


Artist handmade jewelry from Japan

Funabashi, Japan 315 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   I accept LAYAWAY. Please read my shop policy.


I accept LAYAWAY. Please read my shop policy.

Kaz Ichikawa

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Kaz Ichikawa

Gold and silver strips Keum Boo pendant
Pink stone oval silver pendant with pearls
Ginkgo leaf earrings of silver with fine gold
Diamond shape Keum Boo pearl earrings
Ginkgo Art Nouveau style ring (Custom order)
Leaf motif silver Keum Boo round pendant
Cloud pattern Keum Boo round silver pendant
Bloodstone unisex silver pendant
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

Ann on Apr 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Once again the actual piece is much more beautiful than the pics, workmanship is flawlessly executed and beautifully rendered. It is a feast for the eyes to behold. Will definitely buy from again, absolutely love your beautiful pieces Kaz!! Thank you.


felece on Apr 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely beautiful , delicate pendant. So lovely.


Diane on Apr 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was a custom order which was thoughtfully created. I am so pleased with these beautiful and highly unique ginkgo leaf earrings! They have now become a regular item on the artist's site. I will be back. Thank you so much!

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Somehow eastern, somehow western

When I was working for a company as a product planner, an antique jewelry shop opened in a department store next to my office. I met European antique jewelry there first in my life and was perfectly fascinated. I started collecting jewelry but soon I held a dream to make it by myself. I quit the company and entered a jewelry craft school where I took lessons of the basic jewelry crafting with classmates at 20's. I was 48 years old. Everybody around me said it was too late but I didn't think so because I had a dream and passion. During and after the school I got several prizes of jewelry competitions.
After a while I got another passion. Japanese traditional metal works. They are made by different alloys, different patinas, and of course different tools. But I don't want to duplicate the traditional styles as they were. I'm an artist. I combine my two passions, western and eastern tradition, and try to create my own style that might look somehow eastern but somehow western.

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  • Kazuhiko Ichikawa

    Owner, Jewelry Artist, At Your Sevice

    The methods I use are not special. They are very standard and traditional. I think there are so many artists and artisans who are much better than me as skill is concerned. But I always try to make pieces in my own style that I hope is unique.

  • Sakura


    She is not my dog. But we are very good friends!

Shop policies

Last updated on April 27, 2016
Welcome to my shop!!
Please read the following policies carefully.
Once you order from me, you will be regarded as you understood and agreed with my shop policies officially and legally.

Accepted payment methods

  • Other Method
*I accept only Paypal.

*The items are shipped from Japan. All international Duties and taxes are expected to be paid by the buyer. Please be aware of your local import duties prior to buying.

*I accept Layaway.

1.If you want to do Layaway, please send me a message to arrange your payment schedule.

2.All payments are expected to be completed within 6 months.

3.The first payment should be around one third of the price.

4.Please buy the item as usual and select "Other" as a payment method.
So that you can check out without paying here.
I will send you the invoice to your Paypal address. Please pay for it.
After you pay the first payment, I will keep it for you.

5. I will ship the item(s) after you complete all payments.
If you change your mind and cancel the order before you complete,
I will refund all of you paid but 7% of it will be reduced for my Etsy and Paypal fee.

6. We should talk in detail in private messages.

7.If you don't pay the first payment within a week or don't give me a message,
I will cancel the order, I'm sorry.
Or give me it by message. I need to write the phone number for references on the parcel.
++++To CANADIAN Customers: IMPORTANT!!++++
Canadian post office strongly requests the recipient's phone number on the shipping label from Japan. If it's without your phone number, 90% of the parcels are returned to the sender. Therefore I definitely need your phone number. I can't ship the item until I get it. Thank you for understanding.

*I will ship the item within 5 business days by EMS or registered mail with a tracking number after confirming your payment. If something ( disaster, strike, private accident, etc,) happens and I can't ship within 5 days, I will ask you to wait for a while or if you want refund, I will do it.

*My liability ends after the package is sent.
I am not responsible for packages not to be delivered through the customer’s fault (not picking it up in time), and theft or loss on delivery.
I will refund ONLY:
1. after the case of loss is confirmed officially by the post and insurance is paid.
2. after the package returns to me in case of non-delivery, not earlier. In this case I will refund the cost of the item, subtracted the post, PayPal and Etsy fees.

*Shipping charge has been free as long as you buy 100 USD or more basically. But because of the Japanese postage fee increase, I will have to ask you 10 USD shipping charge for all items AFTER JUNE 1 in 2016. I'm so sorry.

*All international Duties and taxes are expected to be paid by the buyer. Please be aware of your local import duties prior to buying.
Refunds and Exchanges
My refund Policy is very simple.
I make jewelry to make you happy. If you are not happy with it, I will refund 100%.
That's all.
All what I request you is sending what you bought from me back in the original condition.
After I check it out, I'll refund.
Please give me a message first.

* IF THE PACKAGE IS DAMAGED when you get the parcel, please take a picture of it before you open it. It will help us a lot!
Additional policies and FAQs
*I accept custom orders, too.
I'll show you some sketches or simulation Photoshopped photos, and their quote(s).
Usually the quote is available for 2 weeks. If the quote is expired, you need to confirm the price again.
The item is made for only you. Therefore once you order it, you can't cancel the order.
If you cancel it by any means, I can only refund a part of your payment.

* My customer support
I don't want to make you worry about anything of the deal.
Here is my policy to support you.

1. One time re-sizing of the ring is free. So if you need resizing after you bought it, you don't need to hesitate to ask. But some rings can't be resized technically. Please ask me when you need it.
2. Re-patination, re-plating, and re-polishing are free.
3. One time chain length adjusting of the necklace is free. Some chains have an extender. I hope it covers your need.
4. Minor repairs are free. Please ask me the details when you need it.
5. I ship all of above(1-4) free. But you need to pay YOUR shipping charge to Japan. Thank you.