This is a customized project. The customer started with a drop-shaped diamond ring and wanted to match it with a unique ring box. After several proposals, the box shape was set to be a rhombus, and the top-level [slip-on lid] was selected for the lid and fitting part.
Because of his fiancée’s surname [Liu], the word liu means willow tree. We went to his hometown of Harbin to cut a willow tree, which was naturally dried and made into a wooden body. After draping linen, hanging ash, and lacquer, the pattern of willow leaves in the starry sky is finally expressed by Maki-e technique. May true love last forever…
Maki-e, a representative craft of Japanese traditional lacquer craftsmanship, originates from the Mojinlou that appeared in the late Tang Dynasty in China
The method is to paint the pattern with color lacquer, sprinkle pure gold or pure silver and other metal powder, and then grind it after the lacquer is dry. The finished pattern can directly show the luster of metal. It was born by princes and nobles to show their status at that time
The decline of China’s national strength after the Anshi Rebellion directly led to the abolition of this luxury craftsmanship, and now Japan is the only country in the world that retains and promotes it
Material：solid wood (willow), natural lacquer, pure gold powder, shell
Craft：traditional lacquer craft