Christina Cavallaro, the northern California-born designer behind Yugen Design whose life chapters have included photography, writing, creative direction for a notable organic beauty brand and time spent as a singer in Europe and Japan draws inspiration from all of her life experiences.
Yugen Design was founded in 2014 by Christina Cavallaro a graduate of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts Jewelry Technician Intensive program in May of 2016. Before there was a seedling of an idea about creating her own jewelry line, Christina spent time as a singer in Japan and fell in love with an intangible beauty and spirituality there that seemed somehow interconnected but for which she had no words. Then she discovered the Japanese actually had a word for that feeling—yugen (pronounced yuu-gen, gen as in genji). Yugen beauty in art refers to a type of attractiveness beneath the surface of the material but in delicate harmony with it. The essence of yugen—more is left unsaid than said, form and beauty dwell beneath the surface—it is these fundamental philosophies that never cease to move and inspire Christina in her Yugen Design collections.