Contemporary jewelry based on the oxcart wheel; eternal symbol of progress and prosperity.
The light leading
In a scene from an ancient fable, an imperial carriage makes its way along Kyoto’s main road, its wheels festooned with flowers. This collection recreates the glamour and excitement of its precious charge, the noble women within, and their gleeful anticipation of the day’s festivities.
The crafter's skills
sparkle in the wheels
The exceptional skill of the artisan sparkles in the spokes of platinum radiating out from the center. Kagayoi's original Shinogi technique was developed in collaboration with specialists in metal crafting, demanding precision calculations and numerous prototypes. Delicate yet strong, the reflecting light creates the appearance that the wheels are actually turning.
The contrast between the sparkle of diamonds and the gleam of the spokes connecting them is the source of the Kaguruma Collection’s elegance and glamour. The collection’s advanced sensibility and innovative technology combine to create a look that could not have been achieved solely with traditional craftsmanship. In sum, it is ageless, timeless. The oxcart wheel, straight and true, is a ubiquitous symbol of moving steadily forward and the rewards that await those who travel in its spirit — as suitable to celebrate life’s great milestones as it is to be worn every day as a talisman of individual progress.