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Autumn-Winter Collection

These coming seasons, Shiori has decided to renew the brand and evoke the free spirit of nature. During the Autumn and Winter, the hippie style from the 60s will be back with our unique touch.

Discover the new collection through the photobook hand by hand with our beautiful models!

SHIORI otoño invierno 2016 www.shiori.es

This year we start the new look by playing with our emblematic collections Ocean, Vintage Leaves and Elements. We have added the calm and serenity of the coming seasons to the main pieces. You will find a wide variety of greys, blues and greens mix with the gentle warmth of Autumn using as a base colours such as coffee, sand and camel. But we can’t forget the spark of life with touches of fuchsia and aubergine.

This harmonic palette of colours has been designed to match perfectly with almost any kind of accessory, adding a fine touch of colour and vibrancy.

Among the classics of our brand, you will find timeless pieces that fit perfectly even during Winter.

 

Where are we traveling this time?

SHIORI Pendiente Asian Touch 45€ www.shiori.esSHIORI pendientes Veris 35€ y gargantilla Ocean 36,50€ www.shiori.esCalifornia, the spirit of the 60s, India, music festivals and places like Goa and Vietnam. All of it will be our signature, expressing the necessity for freedom and adventure that is so desperately sought nowadays. You will find it represented on each of our handmade jewelry pieces, fighting the stress of the daily routine.

This season we would love to bring you the serenity and the equilibrium to carry on. In order to do so, we have gathered the very best of each place and each hidden corner so you can enjoy it and feel the harmony through your day.

We have already talked plenty about our philosophy on previous articles, exploring the incredible influence that the United Kingdom has on our brand, but also traveling along the Asian country, exploring beautiful paradises.

 

The Collections

SHIORI Colgante citrina 45€ y colgante cuerno ágata www.shiori.esDo you want to know about what is new? This year we are also adding some new pieces to our website.

With the Ocean collection, we introduce the bright amethyst and citrine, highlighting the colours of the irregular bracelets that call back to the ocean with gems like aventurine and labradorite, combined with pyrite. This way, even during winter you can recall the strength of this incredible element: the water, and you can remember the bright sun that follows the cold.

On the other hand, the Asian Touch’s pendants get a baroque touch thanks to different elements extracted from exquisite places such as Vietnam: elaborated pompoms, enamelled pieces, bronze elements and some semi-precious stones as a final touch.

We have created with all that astonishing jewelry that will bright up your winter, bringing you closer to the boho style that we seek.

But truth be told, the real protagonist is the new collection we are preparing, using as a base our motto and the true essence of Shiori: the boho-chic style.

This collection will be known by it’s light rock touch, that will allure the youngest audience.

It is composed by long, circular earring, semi-precious stones and crystal, agate in the shape of an elephant horn and bracelets with messages to live by and share.

These last ones will be particularly noteworthy because they will be part of our customization tool, so you can easily combine them with other Shiori bracelets.

However, the core piece is the Free Spirit pendant, with a positive and inspiring message that you can always bring with you, close to your heart. We really wanted the create a unique piece that represented the motto of our brand.

“Do what makes your soul shine”

SHIORI colgante Free Spirit 35€ www.shiori.es

 

Meanwhile, our core collection, Elements, plus Vintage Leaves, Veris and Lua remain timeless with light varieties, adjusting the colours to the season, so you keep your closet updated. It is really easy to combine the boho style with other fashion adds, creating your own, unique look each time.

Our main goal is to create beautiful and elegant handmade jewelry that you will enjoy not only wearing, but also talking about its creation.

Enjoy the new collections and discover all the different combination available for you!

Shiori in the United Kingdom

Streets full of life, pop music, cultural diversity and the peacefulness of the English countryside. The United Kingdom is a place of contrasts and dualities, and a driving for Shiori Jewelry that we would love to introduce you today.

Thanks to the Anglo-Saxon mentality regarding to entrepreneurship and exploration, we have developed a deep sense of liberty and freedom that is represented through all our collections.

The technicolours of the 60’s, the magic of hidden castles and the bubbling noise of the cities, that what we will walk you through today: the United Kingdom.

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The Duality of United Kingdom

From the modern architecture of London to the ancient towns and cities, the United Kingdom is one of the richest countries when talking about history. We not only talk about the numerous invasions they had since the age of the Roman Empire, but also the mix of people and cultures when they became the greatest empire.

shiori united kingdom 2The vibrant life of the cities has nothing to do with the peacefulness that you can experience traveling through the countryside; even the colours and the light are different, varying from the bright green of the land to the greyish tones of the pavement.

The differences are evident when one travels around the tiny, hidden towns and rural communities. However, this contrast is even more evident within the city of London. Walking through the streets one gets the taste of an older era: the buildings, bridges and monuments have a strong taste to past centuries as one can appreciate at the Abbey of Westminster or the Big Ben.

But along the newer areas, suddenly you find yourself surrounded by the shine and lines of modern architecture: The Gherkin Building, Piccadilly Circus and the Millenium Bridge.
You simply cannot overlook how both styles mix together creating a unique picture.

We can find it represented, for example, on the classic and grave lines of the Elements collection, combined with lighter colors.

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The Light

But there is more that one can appreciate just by walking or traveling around the countryside: the changing light.

The United Kigndom is well known by its gloomy and blue-like weather. But if you pay attention while exploring the hidden retreats, you will start noticing the strong and bright light that illuminates the skies and landscapes, empowering nature’s colours and the changing tones through the four seasons.

That kind of light has been captured through stones like the pink quartz, opalite and aqua calcedonite. It gives a sense of clarity and calm that we captured on the Lua collection.

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But it doesn’t stop there. Once you get to the cities you can find yourself surrounded by the sobriety of the building and the shine of neon signs, advertisements and traffic lights: an artificial kind of light that brings up the vibrancy of the cities.

 

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The 60’s, also known as the decade that shook Britain, where a period full of technicolour, music and life that awakened the hippie movement.

It was a turbulent period, with wars, protests and conflicts all around the world. However, the music stood out bringing love and freedom to fight for what was right.

the beattlesThe Beatles were the first band that influenced the lives of young ‘britons’, but many others followed: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beach Boys and The Rolling Stones brought new sounds and pieces of music that stirred up the world of art.

The festivals were filled with colour and also popular drugs that rose new feelings and ways of understanding reality: weed, LSD and ecstasy were very well known.

However, this changing period cannot go without mentioning the difficult times that society lived due to the Vietnam War. Artists like John Lennon and others brought it to the attentions of British people through protests against the conflict and, of course, their musics: the purest way to express themselves.

If there is something we should really mention about this period, is that it was the beginning of wha
t lately became the values and lifestyle of Shiori.

 

Shiori in United Kingdom

As you can see, there is much more behind our brand: the nuances of places that inspire new designs and bring back fragments of history.

Many of our online buyers are from England and Scotland, and the trends that the United Kingdom gives off is still a huge influence for Shiori. Figures such as Sienna Miller and Kate Moss are an important role for us. We even have some project focused uniquely on the sobriety and retro style of the United Kingdom.

However, that would be another surprise for the near future.

Spanish handmade jewelry for weddings

Spring is already here, and as we all know this is the favorite season for lovers to say ‘yes’.

Are you tired of the traditional wedding-look that all magazines show and talk about? Then, this is your lucky day! Today we will give you some simple ideas to have a wonderful event that all your guests will always remember, all using a creative touch and our spanish handmade jewelry.

We hope that you find some inspiration within our suggestions to make your day even more especial.

 

Ibizan Wedding

joyas para bodas ibicencas www.shiori.es

Beach, sun and the bright and warm summer light for a vibrant experience surrounded by nature. Just imagine a wedding at the sunset, with all those orangey glimmers over the sky and the ocean, saying yes under an arch of ivy next to the seashore.

This kind of wedding is becoming more and more popular in the mediterranean sea, especially around the Spanish islands and some other tropical countries. For that moment, our boho-chic and vintage style amazingly well: high jewelry that you can show off for many other occasions. Dress the pure white and celebrate such a memorable day next to the ocean in harmony with nature, our biggest inspiration.

Ibizan weddings have a very nice and easy-wear look: plain, white clothes with embroideries for the loves as well as all the guests. It is always comfortable, light and perfect for warm and humid places.

All that makes it easier to combine with our handmade jewelry, which matches very well with the elegant and simplicity of our brand.

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Any of our classic ‘white’ semiprecious stones with a gold or silver finish will fit perfectly: we suggest our Asian Touch earrings with a white or light color- if you are in the mood for some light tone-. Those are delicate jewelry that evokes nature and a sense of freedom. On the same style, you can find our Lua rings, although for the more traditional Ibizan look, we suggest not picking a very bright color.

However, if you feel wild, our proposal would be to mix light and bright colors. For example, you can pick just one color for everybody to wear combining it with the traditional white, or you could even assign a particular color to each of you maids of honor while you attach to the pure white.

For this mean, our Elements collection would be perfect, offering you a wide range of colors, shades and tones to combine.

Which colour would you chose for your wedding?

 

Vintage Wedding

Dust off your old stuff and give them a brand, new life.

joyas para bodas vintage www.shiori.esThis kind of weddings have a particularly lovely touch thanks to the old-new mixture, bringing up a lot of memories. There are thousands of ideas around the internet, especially on Pinterest, to get inspired and create your own designs with whatever you have on hand, from old suitcases, lamps, to unique photo shoots for your guests.

This style has a special charm, combining soft and warm colours, with flowers and handmade pieces. If you are a gust, our Vintage Leaves collection will brighten up your style, with a variety of colours easily to match with almost any kind of outfit.

Our Veris and Ocean earrings are an excellent choice since they were created with a touch of the crazy 20s, perfect for a vintage theme.

And, why not creating your own personal bracelets?

Use our creative tool and make sure you design the perfect match for your dress. That would be also a perfect gift for your guests.

Hippie Chic Wedding

Strong colours, flower crowns, and the well known Volkswagen pick-up.

joyas para bodas hippie chic www.shiori.esThis kind of weddings are characterize by its simplicity and harmony with nature, using fresh and visual elements to build up the perfect atmosphere. They usually take place in nature: parks, lakes and such. The decoration varies quite a bit, but it can by built through reused bottles as floral centerpieces, colorful veils, cushions and candles.

For this occasion, the Asian Touch earrings would be a winning choice, especially due to its circular forms and movement. They match with almost any kind of ring from Shiori.

But the most important element for this kind of event would be the bracelets: the more the better, especially if flowers and bright colours are your choice. You can use our personalized tool to create the perfect combination of shapes and colours. And it would be unique!

And the Element necklace would be the icing of the cake, making you feel in harmony with the atmosphere.

There are as many wedding as brides, and of course as many bracelets and earring as weddings. It is all a matter of finding your ideal style so you can play with the designs and colours until you feel gorgeous.

We have a wide variety of spanish handmade jewelry for any kind of event, including weddings and receptions. Don’t pick just one!

All these ideas can be easily adjusted to offer usability and create something that your guests will always remember. It is all a matter of imagination and a little bit of handicraft.

Be yourself at any time with all this options.

Behind the handmade jewelry Elements

Behind the handmade jewelry: Elements

What is the spark for a great idea? Where does it come from? That is a quite frequent question from our followers, specially while talking about handmade jewelry from Spain.

Our most popular collection, Elements, has a relevant background story that we would love to share today with you. It all comes down to the pure essence of Shiori and it’s intimate relation with nature and the forces that one can sense around us.

As it’s name goes, it represents the four core elements of nature that one can encounter through all the human history such as Ancient Greek, China and some mysterious proto-sciences like alchemy.

Behind the handmade jewelry Elements

The Four Elements

Although in some places they represent more elements or even with some variations, the four that we chose for this collection are the predominants: Water, Air, Fire and Earth.

Human and Nature have always gone hand by hand, creating a unique connection that almost every culture has represented somehow. From Gaia to Mother Earth, nature has always have a relevant impact. Some even believe that each element is intimately related to our personality, philosophy and way of being, manifesting differences according to the connection’ strength with each of them.

That means all of us have some Water, Air, Fire and Earth within, but depending on the grade of predominance, we tend to be one way or another.

This concept is represented with one of our handmade jewelry pieces: the Elements’ necklace gathers the four of them with ancient symbols, making outstanding the main one through the stones colours.

In the Ancient Greek,the four elements were also used as part of a proto-psychological theory invented by Hippocrates around the 129 – c. 200 AC. It is now considered an ancient medical concept called humorism, which was greatly used and studied during the 18th century.

Today, we would love to explain you the meaning hidden behing our spanish handmade jewelry.

 

The Fire – Choleric or kholé

Behind the handmade jewelry Elements fireThe warm and dry element is usually seen as aggressive and impulsive, but is also associated to leadership, restlessness and ambition. It is linked to Summer, the hottest season and it has some good and bad qualities:

Positive qualities: vigorousness, zeal, enthusiasm, courage, decisiveness, power of creativity, daring, sedulity…
Negative qualities: quarrelsomeness, irritability, urge to destroy everything, passion, immoderacy, jealousy, voraciousness, vindictiveness, violence, hate, anger, sudden ebullition…

The stones chosen to represent this element are smoky quartz, pink-cherry quartz and citrine.

 

The Air – Sanguine or sanguis

Behind the handmade jewelry ElementsWarm and moist are the main qualities of air, which also represents a hopeful and playful personality, according to its season: Spring.

Some of its positive qualities are vigilance, care-freedom, kind-heartedness, trusting nature, clarity, lightness, independency, dexterity, optimism, diligence, acuity, joy, smiling…

But they are also known for their lack of perseverance, dishonesty, gossipy, backbiting, garrulousness, inconstancy, touchiness, prodigality…

We decided to represent air with amethyst, opalite and pink quartz. It shares some qualities with fire (the warmth) and water (the moist)

 

The Water – Phlegmatic or phlégma

Behind the handmade jewelry Elements

Of course, water is moist and voluble, and also perceived as cold. It goes with Winter, representing the thoughtfulness and patience of the spirit.

Positive qualities: understanding, placidity, mildness, trusting nature, devotion, mercy, forgiveness, modesty, compassion, fervour, pliancy, meditativeness, internalization…

Negative qualities: indifference, heartlessness, laziness, indolence, rigidity, lack of daring, lack of concern, unstableness, dejection…

Our preferred stones are aqua calcedonite, apatite, aventurine and aquamarine.

The Earth – Melancholic or melaina kholé

Behind the handmade jewelry ElementsThe last element, probably the less favored, is dry and cold like the autumn, the season when everything dies. Its people is considered to be serious and analytic.

Positive qualities: consistency, conscientiousness, perseverance, punctuality, caution, resistance, responsibility, carefulness, firmness, reliability, sobriety, ambition, respectfulness, matter-of-factness…

Negative qualities: stuffiness, superficiality, laziness, indifference, cumbersomeness, touchiness, lack of conscientiousness, irregularity, timidity, scornfulness…

For Earth there is a great variety of stones that we could choose from. Actualy, somehow all the stones belong to earth. However, to represent the conceop we opted for prehnita, green amethyst, smoky quartz and labradorite.

 

Creating handmade jewelry in Spain not only allow us to build beautiful and sophisticated accessories, but also ones with a meaningful story and a positive aura that everyone can identify with. That gives power and charm to each piece.

This collection is constantly evolving. The first step was the Element rings in gold, combining two stones according to each element. These gorgeous pieces were the base, but we felt like it needed something to gather everything and represent that, in the end, we all have a little bit of each four elements.

 

That is the reason why we designed the necklace with the symbolic representation of Water, Fire, Earth and Air. Some people might think it is a little bit too simple, but for us it is a harmonic combination of all of them. We also designed the rigid, sophisticated bracelet with two different ending.

The first go was entirely gold, and it came out during autumn, but during summer we decided to include the matte silver to add some variety and play with the warm-cold dinamic. It all depends to your preferences, of course.

Since then, we are working on some more designs since its versatility is almost endless. It is a collection that connects deeply with our core values and keeps us in touch with our true self through beautiful handmade jewelry, which gives an even more personal feeling. As Shiori Jewelry, our brand, which has its origin in nature, this collection has a powerful and inspiring meaning that we are glad to share with you.

Handmade Jewellery from Spain at Film Festivals

Since 2008, Shiori Jewellery is a popular choice for the cosmopolitan woman who is searching for a different style to represnt herself. Everyday there are more women joining this colorful and fresh trend in jewellery.

Step by step, our brand is becoming more present in Spain and some other european countries like France, Portugal and Italy. Our passion for handmade, high-quality jewellery with the purest boho-chic style get further every day and in a wider variety, always remaining loyal to our origins.

Our collections appear in popular spanish fashion magazines like Clara, Woman Shopping and Cuore, and it’s a perfect recommendation for any kind of season, but especially for the spring-summer time.

But our brand has also appeared in film festivals and several TV shows. However, today we would love to focus on the Malaga’s Film Festival that is taking place right now in Spain, gathering popular actors and directors.

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Shiori Jewellery, but especially our bracelets, have been spotted since 2013 thanks to our friends from the El Palomitrón (a spanish blog specialized in cinema awarded with the Best Movies Blog). They selected our brand as a present to the actresses they interviewed during the festival for three consecutive years.

Some of the well known actresses are Maribel Verdú, Ana Fernández and Aura Garrido, who loved the present so much that El Palomitrón decided to maintain our bracelets are their gift.

ruth armasFurther more, this year, Ruth Armas has chosen Shiori for her look at the opening gala of the festival. She wore a beautiful ring from the Elements’ collection, matching her water-green handbag. That gave the overall look a touch of colour since she was wearing a gorgeous lace dress.

And we jump from actresses to directors, since Paula Ortiz also picked Shiori Jewellery during San Sebastián Film Festival. She was nominated to two Goyas due to her movie ‘La Novia’, a visual adaptation of Blood Wedding, a tragedy written by Federico García Lorca.

We can also mention the stylish Flora González, who is another of our regular customers with a fine taste for jewellery. She uses her Instagram to upload pictures of her favorite pieces, some of them rings and bracelets from the Elements collection, one of our most well known handmade jewellery.

anne igartiburu con pendientes shiori www.shiori.esAnne Igartiburu is another example of good taste. The host and actress also fell in love with our handmade jewellery, showing some our brand’s iconic pieces during her TV show such as the Vintage Leaves earrings.

As you can see, our boho-chic style fits any occasion, it doesn’t matter if you are hosting a gala or going on a date. Within our wide assortment of choices you will find one of your taste for sure.

Shiori Jewellery has more presence each day on the fashion world, because handmade, high-quality jewellery doesn’t have to be necessarily expensive. We always bet for the perfect balance between quality, price and style so you can have the perfect piece of jewellery.

Behind Shiori’s handmade jewellery

What makes a piece of jewellery absolutely unique? Have you ever wondered why purchasing high, handmade jewellery is better?

Today, we would love to share with you the art behind Shiori Jewellery so you can get to know us better.

The process of creation is something very intimidating and special that occurs just between the maker and its masterpiece, no matter if we are talking about writing, design or handmade jewellery. Sometimes even involves a team of professionals working. And in an industrialized world, we believe craftsmanship makes a huge difference. It gives an exclusive touch to every single piece, and that is one of the main goals we have at Shiori.

But, what inspires the artist? What is the process until the piece is done and in your hands? Of course, each master has his or her own secrets, and sometimes it can be difficult to really get to know the brand. But today, we will take you behind the scenes.

had carved semiprecious stones

 

Creativity and Inspiration

As you already know, travelling and nature are the core of our collections. From the colours of a tree to the flow of a river, everything can be part of the creative process. And of course, moving around the world offers an exclusive view that not everybody has the pleasure to experience.

For example, the Spring-Summer collection is a vivid memory of the fashionable decadence of La Habana, the capital of Cuba. It not only reflects the beauty of a place, but it brings back the essence of culture. Sometimes, Shiori’s jewellery is inspired by a city, others by an entire culture or even a concept; but each collection has its particular background story that we would love to share with you, because that makes it just irreplaceable.

But there are other sources that we love too.

From the brightness of San Francisco’s city to the Chrysler building in New York, architecture plays a key role at Shiori. The structures and incredible designs are quite moving, captivating the eye of the pedestrians and our customers.

Buildings are not just useful architectural structures but part of the identity of a city. And we are not only talking about main building. Just think about the architectural composition of any big city, such as Tokyo. Many people overlook this, but if you pay keen attention to what is around you, you can probably discover more than you could ever imagine.

The contrast between European styles and the Asian ones, or the evolution that entire countries have experience from ancient times until know… Everything could be a great start for a new collection because we try to reflect that, the personality of specific places. Can you guess some of them?

And music! Who doesn’t love a captivating melody?

It helps us to travel with just our imagination. That is a perfect way to explore and understand other periods of time, like the crazy and irreplaceable 20s! Who wouldn’t love to see that brightness and experience the energy?

Of course, there are many others such as fashion, which goes hand by hand with jewellery, and the patterns of beautiful artistic movements. And when something catches our imagination, we take note of it and draft and idea that later will be carefully studied and developed.

That is just the beginning of the magic.

 

Materials and Handmade Jewellery

semiprecious stonesMetal alloys (always anti-allergic), brass, gold and sterling silver are the main components of Shiori’s jewellery without counting the semi-precious stones. Our favourites ones are usually pink quartz, opal, amethyst and calcedonita, but we have a wide assortment that varies each season (brighter colours for spring and summer, and neutral ones for the rest of the year).
Each stone is sculpted and crafted by hand according to the drawings and sketches prepared. That differentiates Shiori’s jewellery from the mass-produced market, which has been always our main goal.

Later, they are combined with other materials sometimes including fabrics like nylon, silk and leather, to create all kind of necklaces, bracelets and rings. To add a little bit of fun, we love playing with different textures like fringes and pompoms, depending on the feeling we want to create.

That is the way a design comes to life, although sometimes it can be a very difficult process. What one has in mind is not always what actually occurs when you are crafting a new piece. There are times in which ideas are not very clear on the paper but they come to life while combining different materials and the other way around.

It is definitely a complex process that shouldn’t be underestimated. But all is worth it to provide excellent handmade jewellery that will please our customers.

 

The Brand

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Shiori always looks for the balance between quality, uniqueness and price, seeking a public who is able to appreciate a singular design with a powerful story behind it. Therefore, handmade jewellery is not a random choice but an intentional election to acquire something meaningful.

As you can see, we always wants to transmit more to you through our variety of designs: it could be an idea, the essence of a place or the experience of nature. High jewellery doesn’t have to be just expensive; it can be crafted through much more to take you to unexplored places.

We hope that this article brings you a little bit more light on the process of our pieces and how they are made. That is the signature of our brand, and it is important for us that you are aware of it at some level. Soon we will dive more into the backstory of each one of our collections!

CUBA & SHIORI

The spanish magazine ‘ON’ interviewed our creator, Silvia Hernández, granting her the opportunity to talk about the source of inspiration for her new Spring-Summer collection: Cuba and its capital city, La Habana.

Since the interview was in Spanish, we decided to translate it just for you. You can read it below.

suplemento ON pais vasco 9 abril 2016 www.shiori.es

Cuba’s fashionable decadence

JEWELLERY – From the light pink color, the vanilla and coral, to the intense indigo and the ocean-green. Those are just some of the colors painting La Habana’s elegant façades,, and also the primary hues of the new collection recommended by Shiori Jewellery for the Spring-Summer time. “I wanted gems included on that pretty color-palette because they definitely help to immerse yourself into the multi-colored streets of Cuba’s capital city. My intention was to reflect the aesthetics of the city, the soft light and its decadent side, but also showing the dynamism and movement among the streets.”, explains Silvia Hernández, the young designer born in Gasteiz and ‘a home base in Andorra.”

This collection has been crafted with semi-precious stones such as pink quartz, amazonite, citrine, prehnite… some of them are even barely sculpted. The necklaces are gold and silver plated, with a given vintage look on each piece, recalling as well the most iconic period of La Habana: the 50s. Color and movement are the predominant features on the earrings, and for the bracelets they bet for the more you wear, the better. They also offer a wide assortment of colors to create your own combination.

Cuba y Shiori www.shiori.es

 

Travels and nature are the leit motiv of Shiori, as Silvia Hernández explains, wanting to reflect on her own personality and lifestyle. “For me, it is impossible to conceive life without traveling and getting to know other cultures. The best trips are always those in which you can immerse yourself into the lifestyle of the place you visit, talking to the local people and learning the craftsmanship … It is just amazing.”
Shiori Jewellery, born in 2008, is a brand that stands for handicraft. Soon it will release their new website and for now, it keeps acquiring selling spots to their distributors’ network.

Our collection SS’16 is already available at our online store. You can also check our selling spots here.