Nina Oikawa is a Tokyo-born, Melbourne-based jeweller who completed the Doctorate of Fine Art in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT University in 2011. She is also a qualified gemmologist and valuer certified by the National Council of Jewellery Valuers. She has been lecturing in jewellery part-time at RMIT University since 2008. Oikawa’s work has been exhibited in several countries and has also featured extensively across print and online publications. Her jewellery is stocked in Australia, the United States and Japan.