Born in Tokyo, matured in NYC, implemented back home, the kisekae concept is the result of 20 years of relationship and work experiences of 2 good friends. Tomoko has dedicated her life to the study, the sourcing and design of precious stones. She graduated from the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, California, the most prestigious credential in the industry. Subsequently, upon returning to Japan she has worked for Mikimoto, the renowned Japanese jewellery company. Miyou graduated Art University and has worked in the fashion industry as a designer ever since. She is the creative mind, and has the ability to come up with out of the box designs.