Hearts that beat to the rhythm of ancient Japan: the Kokoro collection by Lebole Gioielli ♦ ︎
Earrings, of course, but also necklace with pendant: Lebole Gioielli moves the horizon forward. But without losing the compass, which always marks the East. In particular, the Rising Sun: the new collection of Lebole is called, in fact, Kokoro. The word in Japanese can mean mind, spirit, feeling, emotion or thought. But, explains Barbara Lebole, the Irish writer Lafcadio Hearn also as Koizumi Yakumo (was Japanese naturalized), at the end of the nineteenth century he translated this word with the expression “the heart of things”.
For this reason, next to this literary aspect, the collection uses a classic heart shape, covered with fabrics of ancient Japanese kimonos (which is the characteristic of Lebole).
Another recurrent aspect is the idea of proposing asymmetrical earrings. In this case the asymmetric is created by the measures of the hearts. In addition to the ancient silk, the jewels are in silver galvanized gold and natural stones. The earrings have different shapes: simple hearts of silk and colored stones, or combined with silver chains, small stones and colored tassels.
The Kokoro Must line includes silk hearts, on wood, embedded in a silver frame and cubic zirconia. The colors of the stones are five (green, red, blue, white and black) to which the colors of ancient Japanese fabrics are combined. They are developed in two sizes and the asymmetrical pair is formed by a heart, surmounted by a crown, on one side and only the chaplet on the other. Prices: from 90 to 150 euros.