I first visited Shibumi Gallery, located in Berkeley, CA, years ago when a friend told me that I had to check out the jewelry gallery for its amazing curated collection of jewelry artists — as well as for its great display cases and decor. Jeweler and owner/curator April Higashi is responsible for the gallery's unique aesthetic, which she describes as "organic, elegant, artful, refined, earthy-modern." Over the past several years I've become a frequent customer at Shibumi Gallery, and I greatly appreciate Higashi's artistry and keen design sense.
Currently, the gallery is featuring the Sea & Sky show, an elegant and dreamy pairing of Higashi's jewelry and Aondrea Maynard's paintings. The show will be up through Dec. 4, and if you're in the area, definitely stop by for your daily dose of beautiful art and jewelry. Higashi's jewelry can also be purchased online — contact the gallery for more information.