When creating the Parapluie Collection, I wanted to design a jewelry piece with a special meaning and to reflect part of my roots in the collection. In Japan, the meaning of the Umbrella is to protect and shield the wearer. It is also given as a gift on special occasions. So for me, the Parapluie motif resembles protection, the little diamonds or precious stones in the center add extra sparkle and the interchangeable/detachable gemstone beads ( perfect for switching up your look by removing the chains) underline a playful feminity to the earrings. Also, isn't it romantic to share an umbrella in the pouring rain with a lover?