Kintsugi

Kintsugi Collection

Beautifully flawed, Kintsugi jewels break new ground with precious new interpretations of the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi. Kinstsugi (金継ぎ) literally means golden (“kin”) and repair (“tsugi”). This traditional Japanese art uses liquid gold to join fragments of pottery, giving them an even more refined aspect. Every piece is unique, because of the randomness with which ceramics shatters and the irregular patterns formed that are enhanced with the use of metals.

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Necklace in 18k gold, lapis lazuli and 22k gold lines, 18k gold choker

The kintsugi technique may have been invented around the 15th century, when the shogun broke his favourite teacup. He was so sad he asked some craftsmen to repair it. They decided to transform the cup into a jewel, since the broken cup was so dear to their leader. They filled its cracks with gold. 

Necklace in 18k gold, rainbow quartz and 22k gold lines, 18k gold choker

“The first Kintsugi piece I saw was in Kyoto in 2009. I was so moved by the beauty of these random gold lines. The technique, used to lovingly mend broken things, resonates with our views: something broken can become even more precious,  celebrating our scars as a sign of strength.
This is the philosophy behind this collection. The Kintsugi capsule collection of jewels are true to Sassi’s spirit of innovation and art, finding rare beauty in unexpected places.”

Renilde Vervoort

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