Whether the Alok Rakyan piece is classical or contemporary, its design is always dictated by the vibrancy of the stone rather than the metal. Influenced by the best of both Eastern and Western design schools, Alok curates each composition and handpicks all the gems. He is guided by three Japanese principles of craftsmanship: kodawari or the pursuit of perfection, takumi or artisanal skill, and iki an expression of sophisticated simplicity and originality.
As a dedicated philanthropist, Alok Rakyan is a committed supporter of Shine On! Kids, a charity that helps the families of children diagnosed with cancer and other serious illness. Since 2006, it has touched the lives of thousands of children, parents and siblings through its many programs in Japan.