Paper Thin Jewellery by Ikue


The earring specialist Ikue seduces their clients with the simplicity and geometric forms of their designs, daintily embellishing the neck. This unique jewellery brand also stands out for its choice of materials, using primarily gold leaf and paper.

The technique is inspired by sampokin, an ancestral method which was developed in order to preserve pages from the Bible from deterioration. The idea is to apply gold to the edges of the pages, a decorative element that is both aesthetically and functional as it protects the work over the years.

Thanks to this traditional technique, Ikue creates striking jewellery with a rare elegance and finesse. The use of gold leaf allows for an intriguing game of shadow and light across each item. These delicate, lightweight creations can be found across Japan, notably in Osaka, Tokyo and Kanagawa.