Olympic Gold Medalist Kayla Harrison Will Be in Tokyo Wearing Sakura No Mai 桜の舞 Necklace From American Fine Jeweler the Intrepid Wendell

The gems chosen for the necklace represent the United States, Japan, and Harrison's judo accomplishments.

Kayla Harrison wearing her Sakura no mai 桜の舞 necklace

Two-time Olympic gold medal winner Kayla Harrison will be in Tokyo, Japan the weekend of Aug. 26 and practicing on Aug. 28 at the Kodokan Judo Institute. During her trip, she will be wearing her pearl, diamond, ruby, and sapphire Sakura no mai 桜の舞 necklace to a dinner. The necklace was provided by American fine jeweler "The Intrepid Wendell." Harrison is an official spokesperson for the company.

Harrison is an American judoka who won gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics as well as gold medals at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games. She also won gold medals at the 2010 World Championships, 2014 Tokyo Grand Slam, and 2015 Tokyo Grand Slam (formerly Jigoro Kano Cup). She is the only judoka from the United States to ever take a gold medal at the Tokyo Grand Slam or Jigoro Kano Cup.

Harrison received the necklace from The Intrepid Wendell on Dec. 13, 2016. The necklace, designed and assembled in partnership between The Intrepid Wendell and Japanese designer Kazuhito Komatsu, was created to represent the cherry blossom, which is the flower symbol of judo.

The necklace features faceted golden South Sea pearls with four jeweled cherry blossoms. The blossoms are made with diamond, ruby, blue sapphire, and colored sapphire. Each stone and color chosen is representative of those symbolizing the United States, the Japanese significance in judo, Harrison's promotion to the red and white belt worn by judo masters, and two golden petals symbolizing Harrison's two gold medals. The large blossom at the front of the necklace symbolizes the dance and skill of the judo master as represented by the sakura, which is the traditional symbol of samurai and judo art.

To request an interview with Kayla Harrison, please contact Roy Englert at wendell@theintrepidwendell.com.

About The Intrepid Wendell

The Intrepid Wendell designs and crafts one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry for men and women. They work with their customers to create stunning and unique jewelry for any life event of any size or importance. For more information, visit TheIntrepidWendell.com.

Source: The Intrepid Wendell

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About The Intrepid Wendell

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We design and craft one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry for any life event of any size or importance. The Intrepid Wendell is proud to share Kayla Harrison's joy and act as her exclusive provider of fine jewelry and jeweler's services.

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