It's time to PARTY! Two new, limited necklace styles join a classic Nozomi favorite in our new Party Collection!
Introducing Nozomi Project's first hair accessory!
The pony hook is trending in Japan right now - and for good reason! This is easy to wear either casually or dressed up. Just push the hook into your hair elastic for an instant transformation! The appeal of these accessories is that they can be used with hair styles short to long -- any style in which your hair can be pulled together. You will love how this helps your morning hair styling!
Pro tip: Wind your hair elastic tightly to ensure the pony hook doesn't wiggle throughout the day.
Hook metal fittings: Surgical stainless steel, approx. 11 x 30 mm; wire diameter 1.4 mm; round plate diameter 14 mm.
Please see each product page for pottery size.
Our customer-favorite Christmas Ornaments are back, and this year they're better than ever! We do our best to ensure ethical sourcing in all our styles, but this year we can be absolutely confident that all parts of this ornament style are indeed ethically sourced!
Our Nozomi team has breathed new life into unique, beautiful pieces of pottery and accented each with a skillful display of wire wrapping. They hang beautifully on ribbon made from upcycled cotton fabric.
Sizes and shapes will vary; view each product's description for details on weight and size.
Please check back on this page regularly, as we have more batches of these beautiful ornaments in the works!
Find this year's Heirloom Christmas Ornaments here!
Looking to place a special order? We have selected some of our favorite pieces of pottery and cataloged them to make it easier for you to do just that! This collection is designed for viewing purposes only -- these pieces cannot be purchased alone. Please contact us if you would like to place a special order using pottery in this collection at: email@example.com
The Rie Necklace represents ten years of acquired workmanship skills that, quite honestly, we did not think possible when Nozomi began. Our grinding team has chosen the best of original pieces of pottery that were collected after the 2011 tsunami from our region. Each piece has been cut and is finely ground to fit into petite organic drop frames.
This delicate style is named after two dear Nozomi friends who have cheered us on through the years. We love that we get to honor them with this style!
Rie Necklace chains are 18" sterling silver or 14k gold filled. If you'd like a 16" or 20" chain, please leave us a note in your cart prior to checkout. Frame materials: 24K gold-plated or .999 fine silver-plated. Necklaces weigh 2-3g each.
Our sterling silver ring is named for one of the heroines of the Nozomi Project. The silver bezel cup adorns a round or oval pottery shard. Not adjustable. This product is hand-designed so individual rings may show slight size and shape variations. Sizes 6, 7, 8; round bezel cup measures 10 mm. Please confirm the ring size before purchase.
Each of our amazing rings comes in its own beautiful gift box. Supplies are limited.
Our sterling silver 925K double-framed wrapped ring represents the finest of Nozomi artisanship! Two matching pottery pieces are carefully ground to perfect ultra-thin circles (each 6 mm) to fit inside the dual frames. While rings are sized by U.S. ring sizes (5, 6, 7, 8), the wrapped style allows a bit of leeway for small sizing adjustments. (Band/shank width: 2.5 mm)
Please note that ring sizes cannot be swapped. Click here for the custom order form.
Each of our jewelry styles is named by one of our Nozomi team members in honor of a loved one. This ring was named from a submission by one of our Nozomi friends in honor of her grandmother! Our Nozomi team read through many amazing, moving submissions and chose Rose as a wonderful representation of a woman who has given hope and courage.
Rose only finished the third grade, and after that had to work in the fields. She was set up with an arranged marriage that ended in abuse and heartache; from there Rose loved and cared for her seven children as a single mom. She chose to walk the road of forgiveness, and was able to overcome many challenges through loving deeply. She had almost no money, but still fed and provided for those who came to her door. Her granddaughter Mara shares about the many summers that she spent with her grandmother, getting away from her family and finding a place where she was loved and felt special.
There are many wonderful reasons why Rose was chosen to be a model of hope and courage: the ability to overcome the many challenges of life, the conscious decision to forgive, and the choice of loving deeply are themes that resonate with all of us as we choose role models in our lives.
We love the way this ring wraps around the finger, reminding us how bonding with wonderful girls and women like Rose significantly shapes our lives.
This delicate sterling silver or 14kgold-filled link chain - our most popular necklace - holds a beautifully shaped pottery pendant. Rumi is named after the sister-in-law of one of our staff, Tomoko. Rumi lost her life in the tsunami and is one of the unsung heroines of the disaster. Read more about Rumi here.
View each product's description for details on material, weight, and size. Necklaces are 18" long. If you'd like a 16" or 20" chain, please leave us a note in your cart prior to checkout.
Cherry blossoms (or sakura in Japanese) are perhaps Japan's most famous visual motif!
After the earthquake/tsunami in 2011, a lot of trees were stripped of their branches and leaves but remained upright. Everyone thought the salt water had killed them, especially when they didn't put out new leaves or flowers in the first few years.
But a few years later, blooms started appearing in places that everyone thought was impossible! It was incredible to find life in a place that had looked barren for so long.
Show off these beautiful pieces of artistry and remember that hope can bloom in even those places that look the most barren.
Fun, whimsical, and beautiful, our Sara earrings are carefully shaped and hung on silver or gold-filled ear wires. Our team met Sara and her family soon after the disaster in 2011. Sara and her brother were bright spots in the middle of chaos, and always had smiles on their faces. Read more about Sara here.
Earring hooks: Sterling silver or 14K gold-filled. View each product's description for further details on material, weight, and hook options. (Earring hooks can be replaced with silver or gold plated brass screw back earrings upon request).
Note: To adjust the length of the necklace: Hold one of the cords on the left with your left hand, for example, and with your right hand hold the knot. Then the left hand should be able to pull the one string to move it. Because it can be tight the first time, you may have to give it a good tug, but it should move for you without much problem.
Our limited edition Sena Pearl Necklace and Earring sets raise the standard of elegance and beauty! For the first time, we are using a rare type of Japanese keshi pearl - non-nucleated, non-spherical pearls that are local to Japan. Each necklace highlights iridescent white or brown fresh water pearls (approx. 9 per necklace). The keshi pearls are strung on a 30" sterling silver or gold-filled cable chain, with an additional 3" adjuster to allow you to find your favorite length. The star of the necklace, of course, is the oval framed pendant (24K gold or sterling silver framed bezel, 31 x 5 mm) set with subtle and beautiful pieces of unique pottery. (Please note: because of the delicate nature of this necklace, we suggest that you use the clasp when putting on and taking off your Sena Necklace.)
As part of this 2018 anniversary special, each necklace includes a set of keshi pearl earrings hung on wire hooks made of sterling silver or 24 K gold. Each set is sent out in our new customized Nozomi gift boxes that will make them a thrill to give or receive.
These Sena Sets are named after the daughter of a Nozomi team member. Young Sena has a secret ambition towards a professional career, and her diligence in studying has led her to attend a private junior-senior high school. Her mom says, "Both of us as parents and our children are going to have to try really hard. It’s not just me, but my husband has been really helping our children as well; he works at the night shift and he doesn't want my kids to have to do manual labor like he does. So we are trying hard to help our children to have a different future." We are cheering for Sena and love that Nozomi is making a difference for families like hers.
Our wonderful sterling silver collection has many amazing options highlighting the pendant, the star of each piece.
New line added: Sunflower Bookmarks!
One of Nozomi's core values is blessing, and we love to find places with great need where we can make even a small difference. That is why we have created a special collection to help the people of Ukraine. We love everything about our new sunflower collection - the sunflower design, the meaning behind our pottery mosaic that reminds us of beauty in brokenness, and the fact that we are donating 50% of our sales from this collection to an organization that is helping Ukrainian refugees. Read about our donation initiatives here.
We have three beautiful sunflower options: a versatile keyring, a delicate necklace, and a classic bookmark for young and old alike.
Sunflower frame details: pewter alloy NL7 (nickel-free) with 24K gold-plating, .999 fine silver-plating, or pure copper plating. Diameter is 21 mm (.8 in). Each sunflower is filled with matching pieces of broken pottery.
Necklace chain details: We are using our favorite 18" sterling silver or 14k gold filled delicate chain. If you would like a 16" or 20" chain, please leave us a note in your cart prior to checkout. Necklaces weigh a total of 3g each.
Keychain details: Silver with 30mm diameter or copper with 28mm diameter. Keychains weigh a total of 5g each.
Benefit Ukraine! Buy something beautiful! It's a mosaic so you'll love it.
Chain: 18" sterling silver or 14kgold-filled
Long chain pendants are in, and we've got them for you. Our slightly chunky cable chain (24 K gold-plated or .999 sterling silver-plated) pairs perfectly with each Nozomi pottery piece. We've created some wonderful statement pieces for this style -- choose from one of our organic or symmetrical styles.
Necklaces are adjustable up to 33" long. Photo right shows the full 33" length; photo left shows a shorter version. Click on each individual necklace for the size of the pendant.
We are honored to name this necklace after Taylor Anderson, a local Ishinomaki hero. Learn about Taylor here.
Tomo (友) means "friend" or "together with" in Japanese. In this style, our signature pottery pieces are paired with beautiful metal hoops. We think these fun and whimsical earrings will quickly become favorite friends for a long time to come!
Metals: Earring hooks are sterling silver and gold-filled. Hoops are silver- and gold-plated.
Hoop sizes: Round: 30mm. Oval: 40 x 30 mm. Diamond: 30 mm.
Read more about the inspiration behind the "Tomo" name on our Line Names page here.
We are thrilled to present our new Tomo Necklace! This stylish and affordable new design came at the request of our customers who loved last summer's new Tomo Earrings.
Our Nozomi core value of collaboration is wonderfully represented in this trending necklace! Tomo (友) means "friend" or "together with" in Japanese. In this style, our signature pottery pieces are paired with beautiful metal hoops. The wonderful collaboration of our customers who purchase and share the Nozomi story is the best form of friendship and teamwork that we can think of!
We've chosen affordable components that look great and are easy to wear! Our chain is a gold- or silver-finished stainless steel, 1.5 mm cable, 30 inches in length with a 2-inch extender chain and lobster claw clasp. Stainless steel does not fade or chip and resists rust, tarnish, oxidation and corrosion so your jewelry always looks new. Hoops feature plated metal focal components in popular hammered finish. Hoop sizes: Round: 30mm. Oval: 40 x 30 mm. Diamond: 30 mm.
Chain: 15.5" with a 2.5" extender, 24K gold or .999 sterling silver plated.
Wide bezel: 32.8mm x 11.6mm 7g. Slim bezel: 32mm x 6.1mm 4g. Bezels are 24k gold or .999 sterling silver plated; nickel-free.