Creating designs inspired by her childhood spent in Japan, Mizuki Tsurutaka apprenticed with an expert fine jeweler in Los Angeles before establishing her own line there under the name of Black Barc. Her personal heritage is reflected in her use of the traditional Japanese techniques of mokumegane and kiribame. The results are timeless, beautiful pieces in 14k and 18k gold and sterling silver that display their hand-crafted qualities through slightly softened profiles and an organic appeal.
The Tentochu Necklace is a marvel of jewelry artistry, featuring an eye catching ladybug motif rendered in 18k yellow gold with moveable sterling silver wings. Sapphires on the wings and diamonds on the eyes add an alluring sparkle.