Yuki Matsuda‘s stalwart label Yuketen is back with the latest addition to its FW19 lineup — a series of intricately handcrafted jewelry informed by the label’s affinity for artisanal Americana. Featured are a series of silver money clips, rings, necklaces, keychains and bracelets, marked with traditional Native American motifs that have been oxidized for a vintage look and feel.
First up are the money clips. Coming in silver oval-shapes, the face of the clips come in five different patterns and have been welded onto nickel backings. The next silhouette is a keychain that comes in nine different iterations. Each one includes a leather tag embossed with “Yuketen” branding, wrapping around a thin angular loop.
Another piece is a ring boasting smooth Horween’s Chromexcel or Cordovan leather backings. Three of five of them have tiny turquoise stones placed at the center, while the other two feature a striped Hogan pattern and the portrait of a native chief often found on the obverse side of old silver buffalo coins. The leather bracelets include some of these conchos, and each one is slidable, making it easier for the wearer to adjust the bracelet’s size — traditional Native American motifs like sunrays and running water symbolize constant life. Lastly, the braided leather necklaces come with adjustable straps and short leather tags. Made from genuine cowhide leather, they are available in five different colorways and split midway into a bevy of elongated tassels as finishing artisanal touches.
Scroll through the gallery above to see Yuketen’s FW19 jewelry and head over to yuketen.com to see the full range.