Yayoi Forest Bio

Designer Yayoi Forest


Born near a small forest in Japan, designer Yayoi Inada expresses her stories and experiences through her jewelry. Yayoi was raised in Kyoto and Osaka in Japan. As a child she was drawn to the calm and complete feeling she had whenever she spent time observing and appreciating nature’s beauty.

After working in advertising, Yayoi decided to move to New York to study jewelry design at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Yayoi Forest Jewelry was launched in 2003.

“I like to put the feelings of my childhood in the forest into my jewelry, the smell of rain, the warm touch of tree bark on your skin or sitting on a beautiful old tree stump just thinking up my own fairy tales”. All of these memories can be reflected throughout her collections which have a sense of nature and whimsy, many pieces worn as lucky charms or symbols of happiness.

Working from her jewelry studio in Brooklyn, New York, Yayoi individually crafts all of her designs by hand using 14K gold or sterling silver. She specializes in hand etching techniques and detailed wax carving to accentuate her appreciation for organic shapes and natural beauty.

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Stack to your hearts content with this unique ring from Yayoi Forest. This ring is inspired by a growing tree and reflects that in the organic design. Set in 14 karat rose gold, this ring features black and white diamonds bezel set in gold. This ring is finished with a thin band that is perfect for layering with Yayoi's other thin rings.
Edgy and Bold these everyday studs from Yayoi Forest are a must-have staple earring. Set in 14 karat yellow gold, organic shaped sticks are accented with a bezel set diamond and hanging gold chain that catches the light perfectly. These earrings measure 1/2" long and are posted.
A gorgeous everyday earring from designer Yayoi Forest! Set in 14 karat gold, these earrings feature blue iolites set in the center of tiny gold beads. Resting underneath the iolites are three diamonds individually bezel set in tiny gold beads The earrings measure 5/16" across and are posted. Bold and timeless, these earrings are just the right size to wear casually and dressy.
This adorable and fun ring from Yayoi is a perfect everyday stacking ring. Set in 14 karat gold, this ring features a single happy face detailed with diamond eyes. The smiley face rests on a thin organic gold band.
Sparkle and shine with these Yayoi Forest star stud earrings. Set in 14 karat yellow gold, these studs feature dazzling green emeralds rest in the center of the gold star. The star measures 1/4" in diameter and is posted. These earrings transition seamlessly from day to night.
A lucky layering piece from Yayoi Forest. This necklace features an eye pendant set in 14 karat yellow gold and accented with a 2mm rose cut diamond center. The eye measures 5/16" across and hangs from an 18" gold chain. Finished with a spring ring clasp. Layer this necklace with your favorite everyday necklaces for some sparkle and good energy.
This hanging twig earrings from Yayoi Forest are set in 14 karat yellow gold and are perfect for everyday.
This wide ring from Yayoi Forest puts a twist on a simple band. This wide band is 14 karat yellow gold.
This ring from Yayoi Forest puts a twist on a simple band. This ring is 14 karat yellow gold and perfect for everyday.
This everyday stacking ring from Yayoi Forest is 14 karat yellow gold with a tiny love knot in the center.
This everyday stacking ring from Yayoi Forest is 14 karat rose gold with a tiny love knot in the center.
This stunning twinkle ring from Yayoi Forest perfect for stacking. This ring is set in 14 karat white gold with a rose cut diamond in the center.
This adorable ring from Yayoi Forest is super cute. The cat head is crafted from 14 karat rose gold as has been set with blue sapphire eyes. Great for any cat lover!
This V-Shape slope ring is perfect for stacking. This thin band is set in 14 karat white gold with diamonds.
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