Asian American Designer: Rita Chung, Jade Jewelry Design (Day 1)
Designer appearance 12:00-3:30 pm on May 7 and May 8
Chinese-American Rita Chung's inspiration for her unique jewelry designs comes from the feeling and energies she gets from the stones. From the look and feel of each stone, she sees an image emerge and then creates the designs with her artistic skill. Her multicultural background has combined Eastern and Western flavors into designs that range from demure to bold. Each piece is unique in its own way as each stone has its own character. It is her belief that these colorful gems bring out one's energy, while Chinese knots unite the natural elegance. Her designs are all limited editions and individually handmade as she continues to create something new that evolves into the next collection.