Created in 2002, Ryo Katori and his partner have been using traditional Japanese techniques to create jewels that are also small pieces of art.
Their creations derive from the Wabi sabi, a philosphy based on the acceptance of imperfection and impermanence which is not easily understandable by Western culture. The essential beauty lays hidden inside the object, revealing itself only to those whose sensitivity allows it.
Rusty Thought’s jewels have very specific patinas that are obtained thanks to the ‘Ohaguro-yaki’ technique that was traditionally used to prevent rust on swords. Silver and gold are oxidized using sulfide found in some Japanese hot springs.
The jewels find their true beauty when worn and passed along from one generation to the next as they change a little with each day they are worn.