Coral Beaded NecklaceLarry Smith
Handmade in Japan, this is created with 100% Japanese-sourced coral. These sterling silver and turquoise necklaces are very limited in quantity. Due to the extensive sourcing required and the rare nature of the materials, they are bought quickly. Since each piece is unique, some variation should be expected. Larry Smith's small infinity hook is used as the closure, and the stainless steel wire makes it a durable piece that will last a lifetime. This coral bead necklace is made in collaboration and inspired by Native American artists.
Yoshifumi Hayashida of Silversmith launched the Larry Smith brand in 2009. Inspired by the jewelry that Native Americans took the time and effort to make in the 1880s and 1940s, each piece respects their culture, spirit, and manufacturing attitude. Hayashida also puts Japanese techniques and sensibilities into his work. He uses motifs from the natural world or natural stones such as turquoise to create unique jewelry about comfort. Its sophisticated design and delicate stamp work is characteristic of the Larry Smith design.