about chikako kodama


Chikako Kodama has spent more than fifteen years in the jewelry industry creating and marketing jewelry.  She started her career at the world-famous pearl company, K. Mikimoto & Co. Ltd. in Tokyo developing and marketing exclusive high-end jewelry from 1992 to 1996.  After coming to New York to earn Gemological Institute of America (GIA) diploma in 1997, she worked in Marketing and Merchandising at Mikimoto America.  Her interest in jewelry and artistic design has been influenced by her mother, an award-wining painter who has held shows in New York, Japan, Spain and Monaco.

In August 2001 Chikako began experimenting with bead jewelry; combining high quality pearls and glass beads to create unique and colorful accessories for daily use.  The resulting accessories have proved popular.  Unlike most pearl jewelry, which is quite expensive and formal, chica.chika pearl accessories are colorful, casual and match other accessories or clothing while maintaing a sense of style.  Other colorful semi-precious stone accessories are also added.

Selected chica.chika collections are available in both New York and Japan.

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