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.
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.
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.