Yasuko was born in Sapporo, Japan. In 1994 , she moved to NYC and studied jewelry making and design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After mastering the crafting of delicate hand piercing and hand finished “Diamond dust” texture, Yasuko launched her own collection with her partner Richard Ito. Both techniques continue to be part of her signature styles. She loves working with earth-toned natural diamonds and other stones and they are set in textured 18k gold. Yasuko creates jewelry that marries her own soft-spoken elegance with femininity. Yasuko’s collection focuses on earthy delights each of which is hand-carved and hand-finished. All of her collections are created at her studio in Brooklyn, NY.