ileava & co.
Located in Harajuku Tokyo, it is a home of ileava jewelry eclectic handmade designer jewelry from the U.S. & Japan

Hug Bear’s 13th Birthday

Hug Bear’s 13th Birthday!
Happy Birthday!!

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13 years ago on July 4th, ileava jewelry was launched and so was its signature ring, Hug Bear.

Because we couldn’t do anything for our 10th anniversary, we decided to host a “2 years belated 10th anniversary party” on our 13th!

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Hug Bear was inspired from a teddy bear our in-house designer’s (Maya Nishimura) younger sister had when she was little. As her sister grew older, the teddy bear was left behind. Maya decided to make a teddy bear ring her sister can wear wherever she went. That was the beginning of our brand, ileava jewelry.

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The first Hug Bear had eyes!

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On the very right is a Hug Bear in clay just before Maya started jewelry making.
In the middle is the very first Hug Bear
The very left is a Hug Bear you can try on at the store.