Ruriko found beauty, curiosity and happiness in all forms of art from an early age, as she spent her childhood and young adulthood in Japan. Her passion for creating art lead her into a career as a recognized international jewellery designer and goldsmith, and, one of HJI’s esteemed jewellery instructors.
Ruriko trained at the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Tokyo, Japan, and since had been invited to exhibit her work in over 10 global jewellery exhibitions. She worked as a goldsmith and bespoke jewellery designer in the UK for over ten years before residing in Hong Kong in 2009. In 2013, Ruriko established Pixelry, a contemporary jewellery brand that has a spirit of Japanese craft and a soul for beauty. While her pieces are inspired by nature, they present elements of organic forms and shapes and embody the origins of oriental beauty. “I like to create shapes that tickle human memory. My wish is that my jewellery pieces remain unforgettable in people’s memories.”
A goldsmith by heart, Ruriko also is an avid learner of traditional Japanese Inlay, Zougan, and Chokin art. She believes that “the best tools are your hands… that of which connects directly to your heart.” Ruriko finds pure joy in teaching when she unleashes a hidden talent from each of her students. Ruriko teaches all of our comprehensive jewellery making courses and tailor-made jewellery making private lessons.
Ruriko, the jewellery instructor at HJI, is also the founder of Pixelry, a contemporary jewellery brand that has a spirit of Japanese craft and a soul for beauty. Pixelry has two main lines of jewellery collections: one that is casual, easy to wear jewellery; the second line is authentic and expressive, through which she is able to express her inner world with metal.
Ruriko is a goldsmith by heart and was classically trained at the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry in Tokyo. She also learned the art of traditional Japanese Inlay, Zougan, under the tutelage of the renowned contemporary jewellery master, Kimiaki Kageyama. Ruriko’s designs fuse Japanese craftsmanship with her own artistic inspiration, resulting in unique, wearable works of art. While her pieces are inspired by nature, they present elements of organic forms and shapes and embody the origins of oriental beauty. Ruriko’s designs try to capture the moment when time freezes, and when the motion of life stops… to then confine it in the shape of jewellery. “I like to create shapes that tickle human memory. My wish is that my jewellery pieces remain unforgettable in people’s memories.”
Among Ruriko’s accomplishments are being invited to exhibit her work in over 10 international jewellery exhibitions including the JOYA Barcelona Art Jewelry Fair in Spain, the SICF Art Show in Japan, and the Hong Kong International Jewelry Show in Hong Kong.
Currently, Ruriko continues to express her artistry through metal and other organic material to create stunning and unique pieces of jewellery art.