AKIO.K(Akio Kitamura)


  • 1978

    Graduated from Keio University.
    Completed the G.G. & Design Course at G.I.A Santa Monica and acquired a diploma qualification as Graduate Gemologist (G.G.).
    Joined I.D.C. (International Diamond of California), a company based in California, USA selling diamonds.
    Engaged in diamond buying, re-cutting business, and grating.

  • 1982

    Returned to Japan and established a corporation, Hasseki Shoten.
    Presided over "Jewelry Hasseki" in Kunitachi, Tokyo.

  • 2008~

    Since 2008, has exhibited in IJT (International Jewelry Tokyo)

  • 2009

    Honored with the JJF Jewelry Award

  • 2010

    Became a member of JPP