Yasuko, a Japanese designer, began her career and passion for artistic creations in Sapporo Japan. There she attended Hokusei Women's College, focusing her attentions on the study of fashion design. This launched her career with a Japanese apparel company and soon after, she followed her passion to New York where she then studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. A life long fascination with the inherent beauty and power of gemstones led her to dedicate herself to the craft of jewelry making. Her hand pierced romantic designs are inspired by the beauty of nature. Often utilizing techniques of Japanese metal workmanship to achieve the unique finishes on her collection, nature is the key inspiration beneath her designs.