Concept
  • Our pieces are made from gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones, and other select materials.
    Blending Japanese craftsmanship with international design influences, our original pieces embody timelessness and an appreciation for varying cultural perspectives.
    agete strives to be a reflection of the way women of different ages and style live today and the way fashion evolves.
  • Our pieces are made from gold, silver, precious and semi-precious stones, and other select materials.
    Blending Japanese craftsmanship with international design influences, our original pieces embody timelessness and an appreciation for varying cultural perspectives.
    agete strives to be a reflection of the way women of different ages and style live today and the way fashion evolves.
Story
  • Tokyo 1990
  • agete was founded in Aoyama, Tokyo, an iconic neighborhood that gave rise to many fashion trends for women and men alike.
    At this time, jewelry became more popular as women began to style jewelry as they were with clothing and accessories.
    Instead of purchasing jewelry for gifts, women began styling jewelry as an expression of her own unique style and sense of independence.
    agete soon became recognized as the pioneer of Japanese fashion jewelry.
  • agete was founded in Aoyama, Tokyo, an iconic neighborhood that gave rise to many fashion trends for women and men alike.
    At this time, jewelry became more popular as women began to style jewelry as they were with clothing and accessories.
    Instead of purchasing jewelry for gifts, women began styling jewelry as an expression of her own unique style and sense of independence.
    agete soon became recognized as the pioneer of Japanese fashion jewelry.
Design
agete’s design philosophy is shaped by Japanese craftsmanship and from multi- cultural creative inspirations.
In an ever evolving world of fashion, agete continues to drive its vision and cultivate its design in fashion jewelry.
agete’s design philosophy is shaped
by Japanese craftsmanship
and from multi- cultural creative inspirations.
In an ever evolving world of fashion,
agete continues to drive its vision
and cultivate its design in fashion jewelry.
OUR STONES
For agete, achieving uniqueness and newness is paramount. In our workshops we constantly strive to push the envelope with the kinds of stones and materials selected and the cutting technique employed to deliver a unique appearance for each piece crafted. Pieces from the first several collections featured onyx, gold onyx, carnelian and other opaque jades. In the mid to late 1990s, stones - such as dark labradorite, meteorites, granite and dark colored diamond - as well as materials previously unseen on fashion jewelry like ebony, cherry amber and acrylic, were widely selected by agete designers to further cement agete’s reputation as an industry trailblazer. In 2000, agete’s experimentation with new materials continued with ivory, tortoiseshell and opal, widely used to bring agete’s design vision to life.
For agete, achieving uniqueness and newness is paramount. In our workshops we constantly strive to push the envelope with the kinds of stones and materials selected and the cutting technique employed to deliver a unique appearance for each piece crafted. Pieces from the first several collections featured onyx, gold onyx, carnelian and other opaque jades. In the mid to late 1990s, stones - such as dark labradorite, meteorites, granite and dark colored diamond - as well as materials previously unseen on fashion jewelry like ebony, cherry amber and acrylic, were widely selected by agete designers to further cement agete’s reputation as an industry trailblazer. In 2000, agete’s experimentation with new materials continued with ivory, tortoiseshell and opal, widely used to bring agete’s design vision to life.
TECHNIQUE
  • Luxury Loose Diamonds agete abandoned the traditional inlay method and applied a new technique whereby the diamond is pierced and attached directly to the necklace. This technique enhances the sheen of the diamond and allows those wearing the piece to feel the power of the diamond directly on their skin. Artificially cultured pearls After years of research and development, agete succeeded in manipulating the shapes and forms of pearls through artificial culturing techniques. Round pearls are no longer standard in agete’s fashion jewelry, but instead they are stylish and playful pearls - heart, rugby, shell- shaped pearls. Inlay Whether inlaying shells into shell or shells to gold, agete’s inlaying craft gives each piece a new feeling and unfiltered radiance.
  • Timeless agete utilizes a relief technique on amber reminiscent of embossing, giving way to a fashion interpretation of amber jewelry for the modern woman. Cloisonne Combining agete’s original design and a traditional technique commonly found in Andalusia, Spain, agete creates a lightness and texture in designing a new awareness of fashion cloisonne.
Luxury Loose Diamonds agete abandoned the traditional inlay method and applied a new technique whereby the diamond is pierced and attached directly to the necklace. This technique enhances the sheen of the diamond and allows those wearing the piece to feel the power of the diamond directly on their skin.
Artificially cultured pearls After years of research and development, agete succeeded in manipulating the shapes and forms of pearls through artificial culturing techniques. Round pearls are no longer standard in agete’s fashion jewelry, but instead they are stylish and playful pearls - heart, rugby, shell- shaped pearls.
Inlay Whether inlaying shells into shell or shells to gold, agete’s inlaying craft gives each piece a new feeling and unfiltered radiance.
Timeless agete utilizes a relief technique on amber reminiscent of embossing, giving way to a fashion interpretation of amber jewelry for the modern woman.
Cloisonne Combining agete’s original design and a traditional technique commonly found in Andalusia, Spain, agete creates a lightness and texture in designing a new awareness of fashion cloisonne.
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