Bejeweled Sweets SpotBy: HILuxury Team
Japan’s fascination with things kawaii helped give birth to the “Deco Sweet” trend of jewelry modeled after cookies, cake, candy and other edible confections.
Among the most visible practitioners of this art form is Q-Pot, whose Ala Moana Center boutique is modeled after a pastry or ice cream shop, with bakery counters displaying necklaces, rings and bracelets resembling sweet treats of shave ice, ice cream, sugar cookies, chocolates and macaroons. Even savories are included in the likeness of penne and bow tie pasta.
Q-Pot designer Tadaaki Wakamatsu is heralded in Japan as “The Sweet King,” but with his latest upscale forays into precious metals and diamonds, and a bridal collection that includes “Melty Chocolate” and “Secret Sugar & Whip Cream” diamond engagement rings, he’s taken on the nickname “Caviar King” as well.
He designs with food in mind because love of food is universal.
“With food there are no borders. I feel like this can go around the world,” he says. “And that’s what I wanted, to make the world a happy, joyful place and communicate this joy and happiness from person to person.”