Ferociously good: Tasaki adds to its Danger collection

Japanese fine jeweller Tasaki has unveiled its latest additions to its avant-garde Danger collection. We take a closer look...

By Kim Parker

The Japanese fine jeweller Tasaki is renowned for its innovative use of exquisite pearls. Whether combined with rare coloured gemstones for shimmering high jewellery, designed by Prabal Gurung, or sliced and set at graphic angles in unique settings in its M/G range, conceived by pearl jeweller Melanie Georgacopoulos, its modern pearl pieces are a world away from the staid jewels associated with our grandmother’s collections. And the brand’s latest additions to its Danger collection (over 30 pieces including chokers, necklaces, earrings, ear cuffs and rings), showcases its modern approach perfectly.

To its existing Danger collection, Tasaski has added several new eye-catching pieces such as a four-stranded pearl choker and matching bracelet, their central pearls punctuated by rows of gold thorns, as well as new long and short stranded necklaces, with spikes along their outer edges – transforming once pretty and polite jewels into something altogether more daring.

What’s brand new for the brand is the addition of glittering brilliants to its Danger line, combining its twin specialities – luscious pearls and fabulous diamonds. Tasaki’s ‘Danger Plus Diamonds’ pieces showcase its signature curved rows of Akoya pearls with a parallel row of pavé – offsetting linear, smooth and spiky elements for wearable jewels with a punkish spirit.

Meanwhile, the novel ‘Danger Diamonds’ collection does away with pearls altogether, focusing instead on Tasaki’s signature thorny spikes in conjunction with glittering white diamonds. These pieces, like a double-row tennis bracelet, hoop earrings and rings that resemble open jaws, have been crafted in white gold to maximise sparkle and to showcase the Tasaki’s in-house diamond expertise (as the only site-holder of De Beers in its home country of Japan, Tasaki has first pick of the best brilliants, and its stones are all hand-cut in its own workshop). The result? Covetable diamond jewels that cut an alternative, much edgier dash.

Like this? Read our interview with pearl lover Melanie Georgacopoulos