Rusty Thought was created in 2002 by Ryo Katori. Initially meant for men, the collection became more diverse in 2007 with the addition of a line dedicated to women.
Ryo and his partner have been working on these collections using traditional Japanese techniques to create jewels but also small pieces of art.
Rusty Thought’s jewels have very specific patinas that are obtained thanks to the ‘Ohaguro-yaki’ technique that was traditionally used to prevent rust on swords. They find their true beauty when worn and passed along from one generation to the next.