Studio Visit : Hikaru Furuhashi
San Francisco jewelry designer Hikaru Furuhashi has been a mainstay at Little Paper Planes since she launched her first collection in 2013. I’ve worn a golden Halo ring on my index finger for years and I’ve definitely been known to urge customers to “treat yourself!” to a piece of Hikaru’s stunning work. She makes the kind of minimal, yet subtly intricate jewelry that is meant to be worn everyday and loved dearly, then passed down to a lucky future descendant. Hikaru’s namesake line is a culmination of her interest in natural landscapes and traditional folk arts. Growing up in the mountains of Japan, she was inspired by the simple shapes and contours of her environment. Later, travel exposed her to the colors, shapes and lines produced by the hands and natural elements of the world. Her jewelry is lovingly hand-crafted in her Mission district studio using environmentally and ethically responsible methods and materials, such as recycled metals and conflict-free gemstones.
I spent an afternoon photographing Hikaru in her studio and exploring some of her favorite neighborhood haunts. Stylish, sweet and deeply thoughtful, Hikaru is simply a joy to be around. Click here to read our full interview and shop Hikaru's exclusive earring trio for LPP! read more