Author Tasaki and Maria Doulton, Contributions by Thakoon Panichgul and Prabal Gurung
Established in the early 1950s by a pioneer in both natural and cultured pearls, Tasaki is now Japan’s leading luxury jeweler; the brand’s first book documents over 70 years of innovation.
This book is a celebration of over half a century of jewelry design and savoir-faire, creating a book for Tasaki’s many fans as it introduces itself to a new and growing audience.
One of the venerable names in pearls and gemstones in Asia, Tasaki grew out of a humble family of pearl farmers and is now synonymous with Japanese luxury.
Seventy years on, the company he founded is now one of the major producers of Akoya pearls in the world.
Forever innovating, Tasaki is now known for its fresh approach to high jewelry. Taking pride of place in the book are trademark settings, such as the sequence of pearls and diamonds balanced on a bar of precious metals that are applied to a range of accessories. From rings to luxury timepieces—often conceived in tandem with up-and-coming names in jewelry design—the brand’s creations are presented in exquisite detail. Along with Tasaki’s iconic pieces, such as the menacing “Danger” line, are one-off capsule collections by the Tasaki Atelier, including the delicate, feather-like diamond set-pieces executed for the Ritz Paris.
With the appointment of New York–based fashion designer Prabal Gurung as creative director, the brand has now expanded well beyond Asia and has opened flagships in Europe and North America, counting the likes of Bella Hadid as fans.
About The Author
Maria Doulton is based in London and is the founder of the Jewellery Editor. She has written for the Financial Times, Economist, Telegraph Luxury, and Vanity Fair.
Thakoon Panichgul is an award-winning fashion designer based in New York. He was creative director of Tasaki from 2009 to 2017
Prabal Gurung is an award-wining fashion designer based in New York and is creative director at Tasaki.