These Jewelry Designers Know More About Cherry Blossom than You Do!

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What gets you excited about cherry blossom festivals? The parade, the kimonos, or the actual cherry blossoms?

Japanese Tsumami Kanzashi Hairpin

Many of our designers here are big fans of Japanese ohanami cherry blossom viewing. Not only do they make cherry blossom earrings, cherry blossom necklaces, cherry blossom handbags and cherry blossom hair accessories, but their flowers are also so detailed and accurate that you’ll think, wow! these designers really know their cherry blossoms.

Are you heading to Washington D.C. in March or Tokyo in April? You might very well be seeing different cherry blossoms. Let these designers teach you a thing or two!

 

🌸 1. Yoshino cherry blossom

Yoshino cherry blossoms are what come to mind when you think about cherry blossoms. They have the signature single, pale-pink blossoms and are the most common. They are in bloom a bit earlier and make up most of the cherry trees in Washington D.C.

Sakura Cherry Blossom Cluster Enamel Pin

Sakura Cherry Blossom Enamel Pin

Identify Yoshino cherry blossoms by their single layer of petals, the signature dent at the tip of the petals and the deep pink center.



Ceramic Pale Pink Cherry Blossom Brooch

Ceramic Cherry Blossom Brooch

Have you seen delicate cherry blossoms trembling and dancing in the breeze? The dangling stone on these brooches accentuates those dances. To the Japanese people, every expression of cherry blossoms is worth celebrating.

 

Pink Cherry Blossom Single Stud Earring

Cherry Blossom Single Stud Earring

Each of these cherry blossom earring refers to a specific variety of cherry blossom—and Japanese confection (wagashi). You can see that the designer, Tama, is very serious about her cherry blossoms.

 

999 Pure Silver Cherry Blossom Stud Earrings

999 Pure Silver Cherry Blossom Stud Earrings

You can also take out the colors and appreciate the pure form of the blossoms.

 

Blooming Sakura Cluster Earrings

Blooming Sakura Earrings

Sakura in full bloom—aren’t they gorgeous?

 

Yoshino Cherry Blossom Earrings with White Pearl Center

Yoshino Cherry Blossom Earrings

If you want to be very specific, know that some cross varieties of Yoshino have a paler pink center, sometimes even a bit yellowish.

 

Atelier Shinji Ginza Mini Sakura Silver Earrings

Mini Sakura Silver Earrings

The cherry blossom collection from Atelier Shinji Ginza really pays tribute to Japan’s national flower. The earrings and necklaces are made with solid Britannia Silver, then plated with 23 karat gold, which is then scraped off and crafted into elegant pieces of cherry blossom jewelry.

 

Tokyo Sakura Resin Bangle with real flower petals

Tokyo Sakura Bracelet

Know where your flowers come from! Flower Says bracelets list the source of their cherry blossom bracelets. This one is made with cherry blossoms from Osaka.

 

🌸 2. Weeping Cherry Blossoms (枝垂桜)

The trees with sweeping pink flowers have cherry blossoms too. These trees are called weeping cherry trees. Strands of blossoms on soft branches called shidarezakura swaying in the wind create a scene like no other. They bloom slightly earlier than Yoshinos.

Silver Shidarezakura Weeping Cherry Clutch

Shidarezakura Weeping Cherry Clutch

 

Limited Edition Pink Scattering Cherry Blossom Earrings

Limited Edition! Scattering Cherry Blossom Earrings

Dangling necklaces, hairpins and earrings are all ideal representations of the weeping cherry blossoms.

 

🌸 3. Yae Cherry Blossoms (八重桜)

These full, lush flowers are often mistaken for something other than cherry blossoms, but they are cherry blossoms indeed! These cherry blossoms with more than five petals are the Yae cherry blossoms (yaezakura). They bloom slightly later than Yoshino, and the variety was made quite popular by the Japanese Drama, Yae no Sakura starring Haruka Ayase.

Transparent Yae Cherry Blossom Stud Earrings

Transparent Yae Cherry Blossom Stud Earrings

Miss Paranoid makes yae cherry blossoms with translucent lush layers of petals that refracts the light for a dazzling effect. (Also available in white, red, and even blue!)

 

Japanese Fabric Yae Cherry Blossom Bobby Pin

Yae Cherry Blossom Bobby Pin

Designer Anmitsu Yuuka uses fabric to express the rich layers of yaezakura in her traditional Japanese kanzasi hair accessories.

 

Sparkling pink Yae Cherry Blossom Hair Pin

Yae Cherry Blossom Hair Pin

 

🌸 4. Nighttime Cherry Blossom

Yoru no Sakura Nighttime cherry blossoms Hoop Art

Yoru no Sakura Hoop Art

Every style of cherry blossoms has its own significance. Thus, the beautiful nighttime cherry blossom has its own name: yozakura.

 

Violet Night Sakura Resin Stud Earrings

Night Sakura Resin Stud Earrings

Against the deep golden evening lights, cherry blossoms would let out a completely different violet shade.

 

Violet and gold shell Nighttime Cherry Blossom Earrings

Nighttime Cherry Blossom Earrings

Artier attempts to capture the mesmerizing transformations of cherry blossom from daytime to nighttime using materials such as shells, metallic lamé fabric, and Swarovski crystals.

 

Last but not least, imagine yourself sitting under falling cherry blossom petals.

This is Odin Art’s concept art for this cute Fuji Mountain handbag where you can move and pin the cherry blossom petals wherever you like.

Triangular sky blue and pink  Cherry Blossoms Mt. Fuji Hand Bag

Cherry Blossoms Mt. Fuji Hand Bag

 

Now, with a better appreciation for the different faces of the cherry blossom, you can enjoy whatever sakura spring has to offer!

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Text: Melissa

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