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Shibuichi

These down-to-earth designs are made from Shibuichi, a Japanese alloy (fine silver, copper, and sometimes gold) that, when heated, forms beautiful patinas.

Inspired by art and flowing organic patterns, this collection of cuffs, necklaces, earrings, and pendants will provide your customers with a one-of-a-kind look.

Customization options: All styles are available in custom widths, thicknesses, and shapes. Each item varies in color, texture, and style.

Suggested retail price: Starting prices on base merchandise (without stones): Earrings, $300; Cuffs, $475; Pendants, $320. 

Shibuichi is an old Japanese technique of combining primarily copper and silver in varying proportions depending on the color desired. The silver percentage can range from 2% to 60% or more. These percentages are calculated for a specific color result based on centuries of experience. Shibuichi patinated with the traditional Japanese techniques such as using acids and heat offers  a finish consisting of traditional grays with some browns when using very low silver content. Pure gold and silver are not affected by the iro-tsuke chemical patination therefor  retain their natural raw colors.