Our classic Noa is still here! A pottery shard hangs from this iridescent luminous necklace. Each piece is carefully arranged with various elements which may include mother of pearl, porcelain beads, gemstones, and/or pearl accents. In colors that beautifully accent the pendant, each necklace also contains silver or gold accents. Silver/Gold toggle clasp. 18”L.
Noa is the daughter of one of our staff, Tomoko. She is as beautiful as these necklaces. Several of the sons of our Nozomi staff have a crush on her, but don't tell! Read her mom's profile here.
An easy-to-wear adjustable leather cord that can extend between 15 - 25"L, adorned with one of our beautiful, unique shards of pottery. (Note: to adjust necklace length, hold one leather cord in one hand and adjust the other).
We first met Ayaka at a Hawaiian luau party put on by a great team of volunteers from Hawaii. She was in preschool and oohhh so shy and cute! Ayaka came with her parents, and her mom shortly after that time began working at Nozomi Project. Despite many challenges, we admire the resilience of Ayaka, her parents, and so many people we have the privilege of knowing in Ishinomaki.
Our best seller! Inspired by the gift of hope, this one-of-a-kind pendant provides a beautiful backdrop for a sterling silver cross (0.75”x 0.5”). Each necklace also includes an inspirational etched sterling silver hope charm which delicately hangs next to the pendant. Sterling silver snake chain, lobster clasp closure. 16, 18, 20" L.
If you would like a different length than the length that is listed for a particular Kumiko necklace, please write your choice (16, 18, or 20") in the comment line and we will try our best to send you the length of your request.
Kumiko is named after the mother of Yuko S., our manager and new product designer. Kumiko's name means "beautiful," and we love seeing the beauty of both of these women. The bonds of love run deep for this mother-daughter pair; read some of their story here on our staff page.
Because every woman needs her pearls.... We have a necklace for every woman….small or generously-sized pearls, round or rectangular, traditional off-white or bright colors. Luminous freshwater or Swarovski pearls encircle the one-of-a-kind shard of hope. Some pieces may contain silver or gold accent beads. 18" length unless otherwise noted.
This necklace is named after the daughter of one of our grinding artisans. Sena is a beautiful junior higher. She has been learning the violin and her first recital was scheduled for a week after the tsunami. Her home, and violin, were washed away. One year later, a volunteer serving in the area started teaching her the violin, and the group provided her with the instrument. She had her first recital in our Nozomi House. It was lovely! Now there are three other children of Nozomi staff studying violin at the Nozomi house after school. We are proud of Sena and the many other children who are finding ways to rebuild their lives. .
Named after a dear Ishinomaki friend who has been a grandma, friend, helper, and chef for many of us. Kikuko works by the sea, mending fishing nets. When she first learned how to make this necklace, her net-mending skills proved helpful as she deftly tied each knot between every bead.
Smooth semi-precious stone beads are hand-knotted by the Nozomi women to create this elegant necklace. One-of-a-kind pottery shard. Silver toggle clasp. Most necklaces are 18”L.