Terumi Miyamoto

宮本 輝美 - Engraver & Stone Setter MENTOSEN クリエイター

 

Engravers & Stonesetters

Engraving - Terumi Miyamoto

Japanese engraving engraver (pattern engraving, engraving and stone setting). Born in 1987 in Kanagawa, graduated from Tohoku University of Art & Design in 2009. Engaged in Japanese engraving and stone setting at a custom-made jewelry company.

Became independent in 2016. Moved to Ehime Prefecture. She works away from the hustle and bustle of the city, focusing on one-of-a-kind pieces from Japanese high jewelry brands.


At the age of 23, she developed an incurable intestinal disease (Ulcerative Colitis : UC).
While still undergoing treatment, she has been challenging high quality work and improving her skills.
Each line she engraves with a chisel is filled with her soul.

MENTOSEN クリエーター 宮本輝美

Her engraving technique is called "Wabori," which is a traditional Japanese technique using a chisel and a small hammer, unlike the machine engraving of Hawaiian jewelry or Western-style engraving.

She engraves each line using a microscope, chisel, and small hammer.

宮本 輝美 - Engraver & Stone Setter MENTOSEN クリエイター

Engraving with chisels is the last process of jewelry making, and it is a process that never allows for mistakes and cannot be redone.

Therefore, it is necessary to be prepared to face the work with grace.

Unlike her usual gentle appearance, she has a strict attitude toward her work.

She will be one of those who will open up a new world of Japanese carving and stone distillation in the future.

She believes that "if I can use a chisel and have the ability to recognize a good thing, I can do unshakable work anywhere.

This is her belief.

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