Akiko Shirato Paulson is a New York based jeweler who hails from Japan. Shortly after arriving to the United States in 1990 Akiko enrolled in Studio Jewelers school in Manhattan where she began to perfect her craft.
From 1994 to 2000 she and two other business partners had a store in Manhattan’s Soho district. In 2001 Akiko began to concentrate on wholesaling to select boutiques in NY and in Japan. She has since started selling on-line making her jewelry available to a broader public. In the last few years she has expanded her skills and broadened her use of precious stones and metals.
She continues to apply her unique aesthetic to design creations notable for their simplicity yet marked by discrete flourishes and tactful elaborations.