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Torigaski 03

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Type: Brooch - Unique piece

Materials: White shibuichi, ruthenium plating, 925 sliver

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Type: Brooch - Unique piece

Materials: White shibuichi, ruthenium plating, 925 sliver

Dimensions: height 5.7 cm / width 7.5 cm / depth 0.8 cm

Weight: 34.8 gr

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Techniques: Constructed, Asia-style engraving, ceramic coating

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Torigaski 03

Torigaski 03

Type: Brooch - Unique piece

Materials: White shibuichi, ruthenium plating, 925 sliver

Torigaski

Torigaski - Japan

Torigaski is an Australian artist living in Japan. Japanese-style Damascene inlay is one of the traditional Japanese metal crafting techniques, which attracted Torigaski's attention when she moved to Japan. “It is my goal to give it a contemporary form of expression in the art jewellery format. While it is a time-consuming craft, I sincerely hope its aesthetic appeal will attract other artists to try it and experiment with the technique so that it may continue to flourish for many years to come.”.

Damascene inlay is a centuries-old metal inlay technique whose origins are unclear. Some of the earliest artifacts exhibiting this technique have been found in China and the Middle East, dating back to the 10th – 13th centuries A.D. Knowledge of the technique eventually spread to Japan thanks to trading activities along the Silk Road. In Japan, with the rise of the samurai classes in the 12th century, various kinds of inlay, including Damascene inlay, were used for the decoration of armour and weapons. Typically, gold and silver pieces of wire and sheet metal were inlaid into an iron base, such as a sword guard, or tsuba. However, after the introduction of the Sword Prohibition Act in 1876, craftspeople were forced to find other ways to earn a living. Many turned to making decorative objects including jewellery. These days, Damascene inlay in Japan has been described as gradually ‘dying out’ due to older craftspeople passing on and the lack of new apprentices. Training and mastery of the technique can take many years, which appears to deter the younger generations.

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International ring size

UKItaly
Swiss
Diam. inter. mm.USA
Canada
GermanyJapanFranchDiam. inter - inchesCirc. mm.
5
45
5
45.0
H
6
46
6
45.8
I
7
47
7
47.0
J
9
49
9
15¾
49.0
9.5
5
49.25
49.6
K
10
50
10
50.0
L
10.5
50.50.635
50.3
11
51
51.0
M11.5
6
51.5
11
16½
0.652
51.5
12
52
52.0
12.5
52.5
12
52.1
N
13
53
0.668
52.8
14
54
17¼
0.685
54.0
15
55
17½
54.6
15.5
55.515
55.3
P
16
560.709
55.9
Q
17
8
57
18
0.717
56.8
17.5
57.5
17
57.5
18
58
18½
0.734
58.1
R
19
59
59.0
19.5
959.7519
59.7
S
20
60
19
0.750
60.3
21
61
19¾
61.2
T
21.5
61.521
61.5
T ½
22
10
62
0.783
62..2
U
22.562.5
62.5
23
62.8
22
20½
0.800
62.8
V
24
64
23
20¾
0.816
64.1
W
25
11
65
24
64.7
25.5
65.5
65.3
X
26
66
25
65.9
27
67
0.849
66.6
28
68
21¾
0.866
67.5
29
69
68.8
1
30
137029
69.7
32
7231
73.2




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