oborodesigns

modern jewelry inspired by Japan

Yokohama, Japan · 51 Sales

oborodesigns

modern jewelry inspired by Japan

Yokohama, Japan 51 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(28)

Announcement   Modern Japanese silver jewelry with a hint of tradition. Welcome to oboro designs!

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Last updated on Dec 3, 2015

Modern Japanese silver jewelry with a hint of tradition. Welcome to oboro designs!

BECOME A FAN and receive info on new products and special promotions:
http://www.facebook.com/oborodesigns

Refer to my shop policies for questions you may have about shipping, refunds and exchanges, and payment options.

Sawa Matsueda Savage

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Sawa Matsueda Savage

Wind Cloud Ring
US$90.00
Large ukigumo pendant
US$52.00
lantern pendant
US$60.00
plum drops ring
US$70.00
sakura in the night earrings
US$35.00
spectacularly overcast pendant
US$44.00
japanese crane earrings
US$90.00
Thousand Needle Earrings
US$48.00
CHOOSE YOUR COLOR- little blossom earrings
US$41.00
temari earrings
US$72.00
oxidized himowatshi earrings
US$52.00
lantern earrings
US$52.00
sakura branch necklace
US$109.00
ukigumo pendant
US$48.00
himowatshi earrings
US$52.00
dancing fire ninja ring LIMITED EDITION
US$84.00
feather ring
US$61.00
fire ninja ring
US$84.00
Gold and silver koi fish necklace
US$119.00
ukigumo earrings
US$45.00
Large oxidized ukigumo pendant
US$52.00
oxidized ukigumo pendant
US$48.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(28)
evelyntu

evelyntu on Jul 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I've already worn this several times, and it's amazing. Thanks for sending it quickly and packaging it so well.

Phyllis Miller

Phyllis Miller on Jan 27, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

dainty, beautiful, good service, friendly

Emmoni

Emmoni on Oct 14, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely earrings! Thank you :)

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About

Modern yet authentic Japan-inspired jewelry

I have always loved Japanese design. I love its attention to the four seasons, the symbolism found in nature, and its often understated beauty. As such, I was ever on the hunt for Japanese themed jewelry that was modern and casual without being "kitsch."

However, I soon found that what I was looking for was surprisingly hard to find. So one day I said "I don't know. I like working with my hands. Why don't I just make my own?" Thus oboro designs was born, aiming to make a small contribution towards filling that niche, and I have been making silver jewelry inspired by Japan ever since. Every one of my creations has a story behind it that ties into a bit of culture from my home country. No random Asian-zen-geisha-lotus flower hybrids here! Everything is authentically Japan-inspired.

My training came from some excellent classes in metal smithing in Wellington, New Zealand, and an apprenticeship at a jewelry store in Hamilton, Canada. I currently work out of my home studio in Yokohama, Japan, where I live with my very supportive kiwi husband and beautiful infant daughter.

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 25, 2016
Welcome to oboro designs.

I handcraft all of my pieces out of sterling silver, often with a dash of colored thread or beads. My jewelry is a reflection of what my culture is to me, and I hope that you may discover a little piece of Japan through my jewelry.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
I accept payment through Paypal.
If you live in Japan or New Zealand, I also accept direct deposit--please contact me for details.
Shipping
Most items are made especially for you after I receive your order unless otherwise specified (there are exceptions such as one-of-a-kind pieces and during the holiday season), so please allow up to a week to ship. But do let me know if you need the item earlier! If you need the item asap, I will gladly do what I can to accommodate your request.

Additional items will not be charged shipping.

***Shipping Within Japan***
I will send all items via letter pack plus unless otherwise specified. Usual delivery in 1 day, insured and tracked with a signature required. Please contact me for other options.

***Everywhere Else***
I will send all items via small packet air for $8.00 USD unless otherwise specified. Delivery in 6-10 working days, insured but not tracked.

***EMS upgrade***
This is a faster and tracked option with a signature required, that will get to most destinations in the world in 3-5 days for $20.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not completely satisfied with your product, please do not hesitate to let me know. Having a happy customer is my first and foremost goal!


**If the product is defective**
If the product is defective (or gets damaged in the mail), please contact me within 7 days of receipt and I will replace your item as soon as I receive the broken product. I will cover shipping costs in the event of this.


**Returns**
I do accept returns or exchanges if you're simply not happy with your product. However, please understand that I cannot accept returns after an item has been worn for an extended period of time. Believe me, there have been many times when I bought a piece of jewelry then was disappointed by how it actually looked on me (especially earrings), so I completely understand if you try the piece on* and change your mind, but please don't wear the piece for a long day out before deciding that you don't like it.

Please contact me within 7 days of receipt. Once you have shipped the item back and I have received it, I will refund you the product price promptly if it is an refund, or send you the new product if it is an exchange (if I do not have the item in stock, it may take up to one week until I can ship the new piece). Please keep in mind that I cannot cover the shipping costs. I also cannot be held responsible if the piece gets lost on its way to me. If you are worried, please look up tracking and insurance options at your local post office.


**Alterations**
If you need a piece altered, contact me and we will figure something out. Please understand, however, that I cannot cover the shipping costs involved in the transaction unless there is a defect in the product.
Additional policies and FAQs
As all items are handmade, no two pieces will be exactly the same, and may not look exactly like the photos. However, the same care and thought is put into each creation.

**Clip-on Earrings**

I can also convert any of the earrings into clip-ons. Just let me know!

**Gold**

I can make most of my products in gold or gold-plate them. Please contact me for pricing.