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5 minutes from Kita Shinoda station on the the JR line, near Route 30, is where the Japan pearl and glass makers group has a shop. They have special products from Izumi city, such as imitation pearls and glass crafts. They carry a premium, unique fake pearl that is called “I Pearl.”
The shop that I want to keep a secret
Last August the Rihanna shop re-opened after the building was remodeled. They have formal jewelry for use in events such as funerals, graduations, and entrance ceremonies; as well as accessory parts. Their products are purchased directly from factories in Izumi city so they are able to offer low prices. They have a huge variety of necklaces available for just 800 yen plus tax.
There are a variety of very detailed, handmade glass crafts; such as the seven lucky gods, or the animals of the Chinese horoscope. I want to fill my house with these cute figurines.
The special Izumi city glass products are also used to make high end accessories. The Izumi city brand; Isaka Glass Works, produces great glass products with a very high value.
High end, low price, beautiful glass products must be seen in person, make this shop a popular, yet hidden gem in the neighborhood.
The difference between real and imitation pearls.
Real pearls are made when a grain of sand embeds into a mollusk shell. Imitation pearls are made using a pearlescent coating that imitates the natural iridescence of mother of pearl.
Imitation pearls are modeled after the most beautiful pearls and are more resistant to sweat, oils, and aging than natural pearls, therefore they require less care and offer a great value for the money.