Martha Stewart, October 3, 2017
10 Gorgeous American-Made Jewelry Brands To Put On Your Radar
By Marisel Salazar
San Francisco-based jewelry designer Hikaru Furuhashi, 37, grew up in the mountains of Nagano, Japan. Her eponymous jewelry line consisting of intricately designed rings and necklaces is inspired by nature and traditional folk art.
Committed to environmentally-friendly practices, her handcrafted pieces utilize recycled metals and conflict-free gemstones. All diamonds are from sources that participate in Kimberley Process, an organization working to prevent conflict diamonds.
Buying American is also key for Furuhashi. “When my customers buy my work, they are also contributing to sustain the life of my gemstone suppliers, metal casters and the refinery I work with, all independently or family-owned,” she says.
San Francisco Chronicle, November 22, 2017
5 great one-stop independent shops By Gail Goldberg
"... for many fans of the (Little Paper Planes) shop, it’s the smorgasbord of handmade jewelry that lures them in. Dishes full of minimalist earrings and dainty rings, as well as bolder necklaces, are generously sprinkled throughout; standouts include designs by locals Hikaru Furuhashi and Julia Szendrei. Currently setting ears aflutter: the fun and fabulous Rock, Paper Scissors Earring Trio by Furuhashi (a Little Paper Planes exclusive)."
San Francisco Chronicle, July 30, 2017
The Mission’s eye-catching design destinations By Garrick Ramirez
Little Paper Planes, June 8, 2017
Studio Visit By Hannah Tatar
"... She (Hikaru) makes the kind of minimal, yet subtly intricate jewelry that is meant to be worn everyday and loved dearly, then passed down to a lucky future descendant. ..."