shinkai would like to express the beauty of a pearl highly made by nature and the strength held within a natural stone. They are made in a unique Japanese style, handmade to have a delicate and warm soft texture. We would like to hold refined metalcraft technique and novel concept to resonate with those who wear it. We consider deeply about the material of each pearls and stones individuality. For this reason, we use the uniquely different shapes seen in baroque pearls as the main motif. Our jewelry is simple and elegant. Subtle yet bold. Created by high level technique, and understanding, it is able to have its own unique aesthetic since we are both the designer and the craftsman.
We aim to create jewelry that takes advantage of the individual characteristics of materials born from the blessings of nature, and creates a sense of comfort with the originality and advanced technology cultivated through experience. I want to deliver shinkai to people who enjoy their own senses without being bound by existing values.
The designer uses the advanced techniques he has cultivated as a craftsman and his own aesthetic to create simple, elegant, delicate, and bold jewelry.
Born in 1976
Mizuki SHINKAI began metal engravings since 18 years old.
In his goldsmith career, he has done jewelry designs and metalcrafts for many famous jewelry brands as a subcontractor.
When he had a child, he felt he wanted his baby to grow spiritually rich. He was inspired to create his brand for his kids, showing beautiful things with his highly refined technique and aesthetic sense.
That is how he came up with the concept for this brand.
Born in 1976
Began engraving at the age of 18, studied under Yuji Imura, and designed and produced many brands.
2013 RICO by mizuki shinkai collection announced Gallery RICO opened in Kuramae
2015 Collection presented in Paris
2018 Opened a directly managed store in Matsuya Ginza
In 2020, the brand name was changed to shinkai.
Flagship shop opened in Kuramae
2022 Directly managed store opens at Isetan Shinjuku store