THE OSAKANA STORY
Osakana Jewellery was started in 2019 by Sarina Iwabuchi in her home in Nottingham, in-between days of being a neuroscientist. These in-between days provided a much-needed creative outlet and lots of experimenting with little bits of silver. Thus began the Osakana Jewellery journey!
All the pieces are carefully handcrafted from recycled 925 sterling silver following ethical and eco-friendly practices. Sarina cares deeply about the planet and the next generations to come so believes that even these small steps can make a big impact. All the packaging is biodegradable, recyclable or recycled to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum and continuously on the hunt for ways to be more sustainable, ethical, and eco-friendly.
On a normal week, Sarina can be found swinging a squash racket, hanging from aerial silks, deep-sea diving, or watching a film with a big bowl of popcorn, when she's not creating new designs or lovingly handcrafting your pieces at the bench!
Sarina gained a nickname of "fishy" (from the somewhat aggressive child Darla in Finding Nemo).
"Osakana" = fish in Japanese (Sarina's heritage)
The ocean is also one of her favourite places so it's really quite apt!