Having just returned from the world’s largest trade shows for jewelry, diamonds and gems in Las Vegas, after visiting five different independent jewelry shows, walking at least 15 miles along the corridors, glancing at likely 3,500 jewelry and gem booths and seeing all the glitter you can stand with diamonds everywhere, we are happy to report that, amazingly, there are a few unique ring artists in this vast ocean of commonplace and mass production. We believe, unique is not necessarily the diamond–its shape or size–but in the design of the ring, where a diamond or gemstone complements the sculpture, producing an incomparable engagement or wedding ring that pleases the eye, warms the heart and fills the soul.
The trade shows included the largest showcase of all, the JCK Las Vegas, as well as the upscale Couture Show, the AGTA–American Gem Trade Association GemFair, NICHE–The Show and ACRE–The American Craft Retail Expo.
For us, it is a search to find the needle in the haystack, the hidden surprise, an out-of-the-ordinary jewel and treasure that takes our breath away, a custom made approach that fits with our goals. Sometimes these designers are brand new, termed emerging artists, or long standing award-winning artists with a new line of work. We want innovative artists, who are not satisfied with conventional design, and who create new art forms for jewelry and rings.
Out of the thousands of booths, only about a half dozen caught our eyes, and some will be joining our network of American artists in the coming months. We are enthusiastic about these additions to our collections of unique rings.
Happily, we returned to Austin, TX firmly committed to our priorities: 1) HANDMADE by custom order in America 2) Independent ARTIST designed and crafted 3) Strictly UNIQUE, not mass-produced or commonplace.
We are fortunate to work with the most dedicated jewelry designers and artists anywhere. We are also fortunate to be able to present them to thousands of visitors each week at http://ringsunique.com