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Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno

Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno

Set of earrings and a brooch. Sterling silver, 14k gold, tourmaline, amethyst and turquoise cabochons. 1997 work by Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno

Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno
Yumi Ueno jewelry – three-dimensional geometric abstractions and bizarre, humorous fantasies. Traditionally, to create her works, she uses precious and semiprecious stones, as well as gold and sterling silver. According to Ueno, she prefers to use semiprecious stones because the variety of their colors, structures and shapes attract her.
Born in Japan, she studied Graphic Design at Musashino Art University, Tokyo (1970-74). Nearly twenty years later, she mastered Silversmithing at the Barnsdall Art Center, Los Angeles (1989-90). A talented artist and jewelry designer, Ueno has participated in numerous art exhibitions in galleries and museums, where she has received well-deserved awards. In particular, the first place at exhibitions in 1995, 1996, 1998, 1989, 2001, 2002, 2013, and 2014 in California, Illinois and Arizona. Also, the work of the designer periodically appears on the pages of prestigious magazines, newspapers and directories of art galleries and art festivals. For example, the San Francisco Chronicle, Best of America Jewelry Artists, American Craft Magazine, Lapidary Journal, New York Magazine, New York Times, etc.

Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno

Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno

Japanese jewelry designer Yumi Ueno

14k gold, sterling silver large earrings, pyrite cabochon inserts. 1990s

14k gold, sterling silver large earrings, pyrite cabochon inserts. 1990s

Amethyst sterling silver earrings. Late 1990s

Amethyst sterling silver earrings. Late 1990s

Arrow shaped brooch. Jasper, wirework, citrine cabochons, onyx. 1997

Arrow shaped brooch. Jasper, wirework, citrine cabochons, onyx. 1997

Brooch. Moss Agate, 18 K gold, Cultured Pearl, Sterling Silver. 1990s

Brooch. Moss Agate, 18 K gold, Cultured Pearl, Sterling Silver. 1990s

Cone shaped brooch pin. Sterling Silver, 14K Gold, black quartz

Cone shaped brooch pin. Sterling Silver, 14K Gold, black quartz

Earrings. Lolite, Peridot, 22 and 18K gold, Sterling silver. Right - Geometric design earrings. Lapis lazuli, Citrine, peridot, 14K gold filled, Sterling silver

Earrings. Lolite, Peridot, 22 and 18K gold, Sterling silver. Right – Geometric design earrings. Lapis lazuli, Citrine, peridot, 14K gold filled, Sterling silver

Green jade sterling silver 14 K gold earrings

Green jade sterling silver 14 K gold earrings

Legend of UFO brooch. Drusy onyx, Citrine, Iolite, Tourmaline, 22,18,14K gold, Sterling silver. Right - Rainbow house brooch. Serpentine, Smithonite, Amethyst, Green&pink toumaline, 22,18K gold,Sterling silver

Legend of UFO brooch. Drusy onyx, Citrine, Iolite, Tourmaline, 22,18,14K gold, Sterling silver. Right – Rainbow house brooch. Serpentine, Smithsonite, Amethyst, Green&pink tourmaline, 22,18K gold,Sterling silver

Orbit the Moon brooch. Drusy agate, Citrine, Tourmaline, 22 and 18K gold, Sterling silver. Right - Rainbow castle brooch. Drusy agate, Citrine, Peridot, Garnet, 22,14K gold, sterling silver

Orbit the Moon brooch. Drusy agate, Citrine, Tourmaline, 22 and 18K gold, Sterling silver. Right – Rainbow castle brooch. Drusy agate, Citrine, Peridot, Garnet, 22,14K gold, sterling silver

Paradise fish brooch. Ocean jasper, Tourmaline, Amethyst, 22,18,14K gold, Sterling silver

Paradise fish brooch. Ocean jasper, Tourmaline, Amethyst, 22,18,14K gold, Sterling silver

Streak earrings. Lapis lazuli, London blue topaz, 22, 14K gold. Right - Brooch pendant. Fancy jasper, Garnet, 22,18K gold, Sterling silver

Streak earrings. Lapis lazuli, London blue topaz, 22, 14K gold. Right – Brooch pendant. Fancy jasper, Garnet, 22,18K gold, Sterling silver

Vintage brooch. Sterling silver, 14K gold, amethyst, green tourmaline. 1997

Vintage brooch. Sterling silver, 14K gold, amethyst, green tourmaline. 1997

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Signed Yumi

Signed Yumi

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