Sayaka Yamamoto was born in Japan, where she graduated from the Hiko Mizuno Jewelry Collage in Tokyo in February 2005. Sayaka has been living in the Netherlands since September 2005 and she graduated from the department Man & Identity at the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2008. She is also half of BCXSY together with designer Boaz Cohen.
Her new collection, entitled Gorgonia, is inspired by the sea-fan coral (Gorgonian) and the way it slowly grows in layers. Sayaka Yamamoto imagined what would happen when the coral's growth is limited by a foreign shape which forces it to expand in an unnatural way - in other words as if it were in a mold. The new pieces she made look as though the corals were growing into a 'ready-made' piece of jewelry.