The story of Amano began in 1997 and is a long and winding road. AMANO is designed and created by a mother of one, Seana, whom creates timeless pieces that just complete the outfit. Amano Studio is a small, woman owned jewelry brand and studio based in Sonoma California. Yes, here in the Valley of the Moon. I know, we're lucky. Design inspiration comes from the street and the runway. Participating in trends is participating in global material culture, and it's fun to make a contribution to the collective! Other influences are of course Amano's Mexican origins, California cultural history and the spellbinding beauty of the California landscape. Oh yeah, and always the night sky.