Urushi is a essential thing for Samurai Jewelry

samurai ring 20130915

samurai ring 20130915

Today’s topic is Urushi (Japanese lacquer).
Urushi is a kind of natural lacquer collected from the Urushi tree.
It is a very rare natural paint which can take only a glass full from one tree.
It is strong in heat or acid and will remains for thousand years.
Ultraviolet rays are the only weak points.

Samurai armor makers used urushi because of  weatherproof and rust proof.
Also my basis is urushi artisan, so I use urushi for my originality.
I use urushi for added value too.
I believe urushi finish is very beautiful.
But it is time eater.
It takes ten times more regular work progress of jewelry finishing.
It reflects price.
Therefor my products are expencive compare with nomal silver jewelry.
This is my Samurai Jewelry.

How do you think about it?
See you next time!