Japanese, born in Russia and internationally brought up.Art historian and anthropologist.
Trained as a jeweller in Hatton Garden, London, and still expanding her skills in rare jewellery techniques.
This is a twisted ring with Kemboo technique and 24ct gold leaf on Britannia Silver. It is experimental jewellery so do not expect the finish of fine jewellery. It is expected owner through wearing it would further shape the ring to fit their finger. Size German 18½, French 58, British Q½, American 8½.
This ring is an updated version of traditional wishbone style jewellery. This ring was carved in wax and cast together with a ruby cabochon [ round 7mm]. After casting it was heavily engraved by me to enhance the shine of the silver. The front and back of ring have different patterns. Ring cannot be altered. Ring size German 16½, French 51, British K½, American 5½
Enamelling a casted piece is a difficult process. Nevertheless, I cast this ring in as a unpredictable experimental casting. After casting I hand engraved it. Engraving provided shine and texture for the vitreous enamel. Since I found light blue enamel a little naive, I painted over the blue with rust coloured dots. I finished my ring using the sprue for a small ruby setting. Size German 17½, French 54, British N, American 6¾
A narrative ring. I thought about orphaned babies, left by desperate mothers. Kyrgyz (my home country) economic migrants often leave babies for many reasons – unwanted pregnancies due to abuse, stigma of being a single mother, poverty and inaccessibility of medical help due absence of valid papers. Women and their children suffer for the rest of their lives with this rupture. I thought about the unsung lullabies so I made this ring with patterned agate surrounded byshards and beads of Tourmalines. Ring size German 17¼, French 54, British N½, American 7
If you see a cat fight you will know how a fighting cat looks. This ring is an experimental casting and as such is a unique piece and cannot be altered. The cat has two huge yellow diamond eyes, pear shaped, each 5 x 4mm. ring size German 17, French 53, British N, American 6 ¼
Provoked by the current situation when a house is not home but a property or better described as a frozen asset. I imagined that a house is pile of bricks, with green walls and icy roof with small chimney. It took ages to achieve this nice green colour for the copper box with tightly fitting ceramic triangular pieces capped by a transparent triangular quartz bead with a square silver chimney on top. Size 2.5 by 5 cm
This is a cheeky pair of rabbits jumping over the bushes and formed into a pair of cufflinks. All invented, made and introduced by myself and celebration of London urban life.
This hooked pearls bracelet with a string of a variety of white pearls brings thoughts of blissful summer vocations. The clasp with hooked fishes is a real little treasure, it is handcrafted, adorned in granulation and hammering techniques. I use of ancient XVIII punch tool in the shape of a bursting star. The eyes of the fishes are set with beautiful light blue beryl stones. The clasp is gold-plated sterling silver. All pearls are handpicked because of their highly individual character and this bracelet really stands out. The length of the bracelet including clasp is 19.7 cm.
Do you want something very special? Which you would wear and and will proudly pass to your loved ones ? this is it !!!These are freshwater pearls, they are of a spectacular size of 15 x 21 mm. Individually hand picked so they are not identical with an artistic license to combine these beauties together.These earrings, free form freshwater pearls on posts.
One of my own takes on London urban fauna, two foxes separated by an S shaped hook. It is a light bracelet as the fox heads are hollow inside. I added large silver grey pearls and it is a very comfortable design. Pearls are of exceptionally large size 9 to 10 mm. Each pearl was lovingly knotted. The fox heads have a mirror polish finish. Fox heads were set with ruby eyes, giving my fox’s a rather mischievous look. The rubies of superior colour and cut and are of really bright red hue, which is rare. And are a marquise shape, which is much smarter looking compared to round shape stones but also requires better skills in setting them. Bracelet fits a medium to large wrist.
A designer made unique necklace (18") with cast silver fox head pendant and matt hematite beads (8mm).
Hoops should not be frightening if they just serve to be cage for a little singing bird.
An updated version of my kissing rabbits. This pair has got brown diamond eyes to die for and are cast in 18ct yellow gold. Looks fabulous ! This is a limited edition and will not be reproduced beyond the quantity of my limited collection. Can be made to order in any type or colour of gold. Ring size English K, USA 5¼ , French 50, German 16.The ring can be enlarged
Rather modest orchids, something which you could put in the lapel of your suit. I carved these in wax and cast the head of the orchid in 9ct yellow gold.Combination of diamond and fleshy pink morgonite adds a softer touch to this pair of earrings. The length if earrings is 4cm.
These stackable rings are made as patterned bands. These rings have been chased with antique XVIII and XIX century tools.I have made bands in three widths 1.5mm, 2mm and 6mm and buyers are encouraged to pick and mix a variety of patterns themselves, patterns include:•1.5 mm and 2 mm: starburst, star, almond, short leaves, half round with dot •6mm: roses, leaves and crow feetThese bands can also be made to order, so the buyer can choose the size and patternsSome suggested combinations are:•3x1.5mm plus 1x6mm (wide ring with crow feet pattern) •2x2mm plus 1x6mm (wide ring with leaves' pattern) •2x2mm plus 1x6mm (wide ring with roses pattern)
Carnelian and quartz with inclusions necklace. Necklace has a heart shaped pendant of a large carnelian bead. Carnelian is a stone symbolising prosperity so I wanted create a necklace with ambition for success but not forgetting about your heart. It is an opera length long necklace with a length 67 cm. Carnelian, rock crystal with inclusions, Sterling Silver
The story of the ring was a follow up to my dream. I used variety of techniques and therefore the ring is unique and cannot be repeated. I used for technical purpose different types of Silver: Britannia, Sterling and Fine, therefore ring will retain its lovely white colour. Ring size German 17½, French 55, British P, American 7½
Kochi works in wax carving, hammering, knotting, granulation, kemboo and enamelling.
She creates limited editions and one-offs.
All Kochi's jewellery is made from the finest materials and all metals are hallmarked in the UK to guarantee quality.
Kochi supplies her jewellery worldwide