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Designer Keiko Akamine unexpectedly discovered her passion for metal smithing while completing a graduate degree in sports psychology, leading to a total career change and the launch of Yū|Mono in 2017. Yū|Mono creates jewelry that is both timeless and innovative, often drawing inspiration from Keiko’s love for minimalist design and Japanese aesthetics. Yū|Mono is best known for the Claw Earring, which balances unique design with comfort and wearability.

Highlights & awards:
  • Inspired by minimalist design and Japanese aesthetics
  • Recycled and ethically sourced gold, gemstones, and lab-created diamonds
  • Handcrafted in Honolulu
  • Known for unorthodox earrings designed with comfort in mind
Specialises in:
  • Ethically sourced salt and pepper diamonds and Montana sapphires
  • 14kt solid yellow gold

Why we love Yū|Mono

"Introducing our first Hawaii-based jeweller to Finematter, Yumono's collection is sharp, classic and timeless. These pieces are sure to be a staple in your jewellery collection."

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