The Ai is an original design by Yuko, our own Nozomi jewelry designer. It contains a dazzling display of translucent color. Gracefully fashionable, each necklace contains vibrant glass bead links and silver bead accents. Silver figaro style chain with lobster clasp closure. Approximately 28" in length.
"Ai" means love in Japanese. One of the amazing things that has happened in Ishinomaki since the 2011 disaster is the great amount of love that has been mutually poured out between volunteers from around the world and the beautiful people of Ishinomaki. This necklace name is a great reminder of the special bonds that exist between so many who continue to be a part of the ongoing work of restoration.
Our Aki Ornate Necklace features a slightly chunky cable chain (24 K gold-plated or .999 sterling silver-plated) that pairs perfectly with each of our ornate square pendants. The workmanship required to make these pendants reflects the tremendous growth of our staff. We think you will be even more impressed by the beauty of each piece when you hold it in your hand. Gold chains and pendants are plated in 24 K gold; silver are .999 silver plated.
Aki Necklaces are extra long (33 inches; 83 cm) to suit even our tallest customers; the attached spring ring on the end allows the long 33" chain to be adjusted to your favorite length.
Wear your Aki Necklace multiple ways by swapping out the cable chain for one of these other options (sold separately).
Our Aoi Bookmarks are named after one of our Nozomi daughters who loves to read. Brokenness has never been so beautiful.
An easy-to-wear adjustable leather cord that can extend between 15 - 25"L, adorned with one of our beautiful, unique shards of pottery. Ayaka was in preschool when we first met her, and her mom began working at Nozomi shortly after we met her. Read more about Ayaka here. View each product's description for details on material, weight, and size.
Please note: If you are purchasing charms along with two or more products, please use the comment box upon checkout to specify which products you would like attached together. (For example: charm bracelet A with 80-105 and charm numbers 83-1, 83-5, etc). We will attach them symmetrically with the framed pendant in the center of the bracelet, unless otherwise specified. Thank you!
Coco Rings demonstrate the amazing workmanship of our grinding staff. These adjustable rings will inspire compliments for years to come and will be a daily reminder of hope. Our ring options are sterling silver plated, antique gold, and antique silver in either a round or square frame. (Inner dimensions 13 x 3mm; brass shank and pewter bezel). Each ornate ring comes in a beautiful and sturdy gift box.
Our unforgettable ring is as exquisite as its namesake! "Coco" is the daughter of one of our necklace makers, who is thrilled that this popular accessory is named after her.
We have amazing cufflinks in several different styles! Make a statement that suits you with cufflinks that are one-of-a kind, unique in all the world. Shards of pottery have been paired to form these gold or silver sophisticated and unique cufflinks. Choose from our framed shards made from 24 K gold-plated or .999 sterling silver finish (antiqued silver or sterling silver plated), or our handcrafted designs. The outer dimensions of our framed square cufflinks are 21 x 21mm; outer diameter of our framed round cufflinks is 22mm. Our grinding staff take special pride in making sure that each cufflink is beautifully prepared with matching pottery. Each set comes in a high-quality gift box.
A striking unisex silver framed keychain will delight even the most difficult person on your shopping list. These one-of-a kind keychains are elegant and simple, serving as a daily reminder of the Nozomi message of hope and resilience.
This is a rectangular bezel with measurements at 34x18mm; Silver-plated oval cabochon setting: 18x13mm.
Our signature keychain is named after one of our favorite boys in the world. Daiki, an energetic high-schooler with autism, is an awesome dancer whose cheerful welcome brings sunshine anywhere he goes. His mom is a skilled necklace maker at Nozomi Project, and her resilience in light of many challenges over the years serves as a beautiful example to all of us.
We are SO excited to introduce an additional way to spread hope! Our friend Lillian Huang, a professional calligrapher, has beautifully created five different card styles that make a wonderful personal addition to any gift. Each card is printed on high quality textured paper and comes with a matching envelope. For personalized messages being sent with a gift, please write in the comments box of your cart as you check out. $3 each.
85-1 "happy birthday"
85-2 "peace joy love"
85-3 "courage, dear heart" -- Partial quote from a children's story by C.S. Lewis: “But no one except Lucy knew that as it circled the mast it had whispered to her, 'Courage, dear heart,' and the voice, she felt sure, was Aslan's, and with the voice a delicious smell breathed in her face.” (The Voyage of the Dawn Treader).
85-4 "The Lord will perfect all that concerns me" (Psalm 138:8).
85-5 "God can do all things -- far more than you could ever imagine" (Ephesians 3:20).
You, the purchaser, will receive the redemption code for your gift card purchase, sent to your email address. This will also come with a link to a beautiful photo and coupon that you can print out for ease in giving. You can attach any personal message at that time (because of the process, please do not include a personal message for your gift card when you check out).
Our gift cards have no additional processing fees. All of our cards expire one year after purchase date, in amounts of $25, $50, and $100.
How to use purchased gift cards: 1) go to our website and choose your favorite accessories; 2) proceed to checkout 3) enter in your address or choose Paypal; 4) you will be guided to a new page that asks you on the left hand side for your gift card code. Please cut and paste your code and enter it in there (some customers have had problems with gift cards because they accidentally entered the wrong digit, so cutting and pasting is safer).
Our Haru unisex necklace was inspired by one of the coolest guys we know, who took a Nozomi pendant, tied it to the thick leather shoelace of one of his boots, and sported it daily with amazing style. It looked great on Jordan, inspiring us to create a new rugged collection that can be worn by surfers, backpackers, rough and tumble kids, and anyone in-between.
We've found this perfect durable, round 3mm cowhide leather--that was also made for boots! With an adjustable length of 40-77cm (15-30in), the leather can be adjusted for ease of wear. (Please note: because it is a thick leather, be sure to tug hard to adjust the length!) Each pendant is attached with a simple antique silver or antique gold bail. Available in brown or black leather. (We're sorry but we cannot switch the leather color for pendants once they are made).
We chose the name Haru to honor a hero --the dad of one of our Nozomi team members. On March 11, 2011, as the tsunami waters were rushing toward their home, Haru sacrificed his life to save others. You can hear more of his story, and other background stories of our collection names, on the TEDx talk of our founder here.
Beautifully framed pendants are encircled by 18" sterling silver snake chain (please specify in the comments line of your order if you prefer a 16" or 20" chain), attached with a thick sterling silver bail.
Square frame: 18x21mm; round frame: 19.8x23.6mm; rectangular frame: 34x18mm; Silver-plated oval cabochon setting: 18x13mm.
We also have a limited number of Haruna necklace and earring sets. See description by clicking on the individual product.
When Haruna found out that this necklace was being named after her, she could hardly contain her joy. Haruna is the beautiful second daughter of one of Nozomi's artisans. She loved wearing the first sample that we made, and we know you will feel equally excited to share hope when you wear your Haruna necklace.
Order from a selection of our beautiful chains or our sophisticated silver wire neck collar to make your pendant easily interchangeable between styles to fit your look! Choose from the options below:
1) Silver faceted ball chain is .999 silver-plated, 33" $20
2) Gold faceted ball chain is 24K gold plated, 33" $20
3) Sterling silver chunky collar necklace. The perfect choice for a fancy night out or to showcase your wire-wrapped pottery! Sterling silver 4.3mm 14 gauge, 4.7" wide, weight is 19.84 grams. Angled to lay across collarbone. $110
4) Sterling silver snake chain, 18" (Please specify in the comments section if you would prefer a 20" chain). $25
5) 18" black leather with sterling silver clasp. $10
Each set of our Iyori stud earrings has their own story to tell. 24k gold-plated or .999 fine silver plated with surgical steel posts and backs. Iyori-chan is the 6th-grade niece of one of our artisans. Read more about Iyori here. View each product's description for details on material, weight, and size.
We also have several wonderful additional purchases to change the look of your wire-wrapped necklace. You can separately order some of our chains or our new sophisticated silver collar to make your pendant easily interchangeable between styles to fit your look. Click here for pictures and prices.
(Please note: all wire will eventually tarnish, so we recommend that you keep your Juli necklace in the enclosed ziploc bag when it's not being worn. Please handle your necklace carefully as the wire, while firm, can be bent. For more information on the care of your Nozomi necklace, please see our FAQ). Click on an individual item to see multiple angles.
Watch our short video here of our staff Yuka wire-wrapping one of the necklaces.
It's here! We looked for two years for the perfect petite framed pendant that is both classic and also able to reflect the amazing workmanship of our grinding team. TaaDaa! We are proud to introduce our fabulous Kei Necklace, featuring a treasured piece of Nozomi pottery framed in a 35mm x 6mm 24K gold or .999 sterling silver plated bezel. The delicate cable chain (also 24K gold or .999 sterling silver plated) is 16 inches with a 2 inch extender. We proudly say - necklaces don't get more beautiful!
The name Kei was chosen in honor of one of our Nozomi team children, a 14 year old girl. Kei-chan was adopted from a broken family situation, and she is such a great reminder to us of the beauty that can came from brokenness. She is sensitive and kind, and we are thrilled that this necklace is named in her honor!
Our Mako choker design is chic and simple, a perfect example of beauty in brokenness. Young and old love this! Our one-of-a-kind round framed pendants are hung on durable round black leather (14") and attached with a 2" adjustor to let you choose your length. Each pendant is hand-chosen from our collection of Ishinomaki pottery and handmade by our Nozomi artisans. They're priced affordably, so choose one for you and one for a friend!
Mako is named for one of our team member's daughters. We love watching her grow up, knowing that she represents the hope of the generations living in Ishinomaki.
We heard you! We created some matching sets so you don't have to go searching! Some of our most popular styles feature matching pendants and earrings, and we are so excited. Find product descriptions/specifications for each set using the links below:
All of our matching sets can only be sold in pairs. We have several pairs of blue and white cufflinks matching these sets which may be purchased separately.
We adore our Mei Bar Necklace, and we are sure you will love it too. We've designed our bar necklace at 16" with a 3.5" extender chain attached in the back to allow you to make it your perfect length.
(The second photo of each product shows a sample of the back side of a Mei Bar necklace, clasped at the shortest possible length, being modeled for length purposes.)
Our Mei earrings will become your favorite earrings, we are quite sure. These framed triangle pendants feature matching one-of-a-kind stunning pottery, and each triangle frame is hung on a 0.75 inch (2 cm) delicate sterling silver or 14k gold filled chain. View each product's description for details on material, weight, size, and length options.
Wear style and class with our versatile Mei Lariat Necklace! Wrap, tie, or loop this long and beautiful sterling silver/gold-filled chain through the round hammered loop. Wear it with everything from a tee-shirt to your favorite little black dress!
(The second photo of each product shows the back of a Mei Lariat pendant for length purposes).
Total Necklace Length: 80 cm (32 inches)
Round Hammered Ring: 19mm (0.7 inches)
Triangle charm: 21.7 x 24.8 x 4mm (outer dimensions)
Silver Necklaces: Chains are sterling silver; triangle charms are .999 fine silver-plated; hammered rings are sterling silver.
Gold Necklaces: Chains are finest 14k gold-filled; triangle charms are 24K gold-plated; hammered rings are gold-filled.
Mika is one of our favorite Ishinomaki women who represents so much of what we love about the Nozomi women -- brave, kind, and an amazing mom. Her favorite Nozomi product is the Mika ring; every day she looks beautiful wearing it! We have two styles of adjustable Mika rings - silver or gold rim surrounding the pottery piece, or some options feature the hand-shaped piece of pottery mounted on top. Adjustable to fit any size. Silver or gold plated. Each of our one-of-a-kind rings comes in a beautiful, sturdy gift box.
We are full of love for our unique Misa Cuff Bracelets. Adorned on both sides by delicate pottery, these are challenging jewelry pieces for our grinding team.
The cuff is 3.2mm in width. The triangle frame has the outer dimensions of 15 x 15 x 2.5mm. The circle bezel has an outer dimension of 8mm in diameter and a 2.5mm depth.
Misa Cuff Bracelets can be gently bent to open wider to place on your wrist, and then closed on your wrist by bending the ends closer together. Please be gentle so as to avoid bending the bracelet out of shape.
Materials: pure copper-plated; 24k gold-plated, or 0.999 fine silver-plated. Cuff bracelet base is brass, bezel frame is pewter.
A semi-precious pebble multi-strand necklace with a double-strand leather extender cord. This piece can be worn as a necklace or separated to be a hand-knotted beaded bracelet. Our matching shard is elegant and sure to be a conversation starter, whether around your neck or on your wrist. Brown or black leather extender cord. Silver lobster claw clasps. 18”L. (Note: we cannot change the leather colors once the necklace is made)
How to wear your Moeka necklace/bracelet combo: To put on your Moeka necklace, use the lobster claw to attach and detach around your neck. The shard will hang on the necklace around your collar bone as a lovely accent to this accessory. To turn into a three-strand bracelet, use the lobster claws to detach the leather cord. (The leather cord is used only for the necklace). Then attach the lobster claws to close the beaded bracelet around your wrist.
Our absolutely elegant sterling silver choker necklaces are adorned with a one-in-a-million pottery pendant, chosen especially for this design. Choose from two different silver collar necklaces - both handmade in Italy - and several wonderful pendant options, priced accordingly.
1) Our latest option is a wonderfully chunky, 4.3mm sterling silver 14-gauge angled choker necklace. Bright finish, angled to lay across collarbone. Rounded or unfinished ends. Seriously - we haven't seen sterling silver this beautiful before!
2) This sterling silver necklace is a 2.5mm 20-gauge angled wire neck collar, 5 inch wide choker necklace. Bright finish, angled to lay across collarbone. Unfinished ends.
Our framed pendants are sterling silver-plated. You may also like this silver choker with our Juli wire-wrapped pendants, found here.
Bring on beautiful! Using precious gemstones, quartz crystals, and silver or gold accents, these bracelets are stunning examples of Nozomi craftsmanship.
Noa Bracelets are named after the daughter of our staff member, Tomoko. She is as beautiful as these bracelets. Read Noa's mom's profile here.
Inspired by our Nozomi's original signature line, our adjustable 7" - 8" adjustable bracelet contains beautiful blue lapis, and each designs may also include crystal quartz, moonstone, and freshwater pearls. Each bracelet is centered with a one-of-a-kind traditional beautiful oval framed pendant (antique gold: 24 k Gold plated; antique silver: .999 silver plated).
Find our updated Nodoka necklace here.
We have updated our Nodoka necklace, Nozomi's original signature line, and we think you will love it! Each piece contains beautiful blue lapis, and may also include crystal quartz, moonstone, and freshwater pearls (depending on the design). Each necklace is double strung with soft black deerskin leather. The star of each original necklace is our traditional oval framed pendant (antique gold: 24 k Gold plated; antique silver: .999 silver plated). Total length: 26 in.
Find our new Nodoka bracelet here.
We've taken our latest Nozomi necklace and made it into a simple charm! Add one-of-a-kind framed broken pottery to your favorite necklace, bracelet, keychain, etc. We have hand selected our smallest and most beautiful shards, encased each in resin, and framed it perfectly in a petite bezel. Holding hope!
We love that this charm is easy to buy, easy to wear, and easy to give! Because this is our quintessential necklace of hope, we are donating $2 of every purchase to freeing women and children from human trafficking in Japan. Please check the donation page for specifics of our giving, updated at the end of each fiscal year.
Each charm is beautifully packaged with a special message card of "holding hope" that briefly describes the Nozomi "beauty in brokenness" process as well as the $2 donation we are making. Thanks for being part of giving hope!
Please note: Each charm comes with a jump ring; if you would like a (larger) lobster clasp attached, please write a note in the comments section of your shopping cart.
Click here for our Nozomi Necklace collection, in which each charm is sold on a sterling silver or gold-filled chain.
Nozomi Magnets are the perfect gift, souvenir, or "just because" purchase. Priced affordably, these heavy-duty magnets are a wonderful way to pass hope on --- to yourself or someone else. They are made from one-of-a-kind pieces of pottery which have been gathered after the 2011 tsunami and/or donated to our Ishinomaki workshop from around the city. Our grinders have taken care of the rough edges, while leaving a beautiful organic feel to each piece. Each magnet purchase is packaged in a felt Nozomi bag. Sold in sets of one, two, or three magnets.
This necklace represents all that we love about Nozomi: a broken shard made beautiful in a frame, embodying our main message of beauty in brokenness. We have hand selected our smallest and most beautiful shards, encased each in resin, and framed it in a petite bezel. It is hung on a sterling silver or gold-filled chain. Because of our desire to share hope, we are donating $2 of every purchase to freeing women and children from human trafficking in Japan. View each product's description for details on material, weight, and size.
The Organic Collection features pieces that maintain the unpolished, broken pottery look that is reminiscent of Nozomi Project's first accessories. Our jewelry artisans use grinding machines just enough to make these pieces safe and smooth to the touch, without losing the natural, broken pottery feel. Each piece is organically one-of-a-kind, and allows the beauty of the pottery to speak for itself. We feature various styles, each piece priced according to the collection.