The Ring Leader Blog

Honoring June Pride Month: Three Heartwarming Engagement and Wedding Ring Stories

June 20, 2019
It’s no secret: At Krikawa, we believe in LOVE for everyone! This bedrock principle is at the heart of who we are as individuals and how we continually strive to serve our patrons within our company.  In honor of Pride Month, we’d like to share a few of our favorite client stories … see the full article

The Best Jewelry of 2018

August 31, 2018
2018 has been a beautiful year in many ways. While I was working on our monthly newsletter for our Labor Day special, I was trying to pick my favorite images for the email, and I had a really hard time!  So I decided to put together a curated collection of my favorite images from the past year… see the full article

Luxury Corporate Gifts: Saying Thank You in Style

April 14, 2018
What's the best way to inspire a burgeoning workplace? Rewarding your employees can have an indirect benefit to the company, leaving your employees feeling recognized and appreciated.  We spend nearly one-third of our li… see the full article

Empowering Kids Through Art With Our Anniversary Event

November 03, 2015
18 years ago, Krikawa Jewelry Designs was born.
9 years ago, the company moved out of Lisa's garage.
One year ago, the biggest leap yet, Krikawa moved downtown, to the heart of Tucson.
Now, Krikawa Jewelry is all grown up. At the prime age of 18, it's time for a coming of age event and a celebration of a wonderful year in the downtown community. see the full article

(Rant) Angry Jewelry Store Owners & Krikawa Pricing

November 06, 2014
Lisa Krikawa
Lisa Krikawa

Why on earth would I be writing a story (okay, a rant) about angry jewelry store owners? I certainly am not one. 

Now, I love jewelry.  I love my staff, and I love my customers.  I actually really enjoy what we do here at Krikawa. One of the most rewarding things I do is help our clients discover the perfect ring design that celebrates and represents the single most important relationship in their life. Many times, it’s a custom design, one that is born from one of our thousands of previous custom ring designs. It’s funny, but there is a lineage to many of our rings. see the full article

Did You Know Krikawa Does Opera?

May 22, 2014

What Do Custom Rings and the Ringing of a Beautiful Voice 

Lisa Krikawa
Lisa Krikawa

Have in Common? 

John Krikawa
John Krikawa
My husband John Krikawa, the Chief Technical Officer of Krikawa Jewelry Designs, has a brother Andy Krikawa, who is married to Jennifer Krikawa.  Sound complicated?  It's not (we'll leave the other eight Krikawa siblings out of it!).
So, my sister-in-law Jennifer is also the founder, President and Artistic Director of the Vashon Opera Company on Vashon Island, just west of Seattle.  Jennifer and Andy moved from New York to find a quiet place to raise their children, but couldn't get away from singing.  see the full article

The 7 Coolest Rings We NEVER Made

February 28, 2014

Seven Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Concepts

Waiting Just For You

Lisa Krikawa, Designer
Lisa Krikawa, Designer
Yes, you read that correctly.  These are my seven favorite ring designs that haven't made it to the goldsmiths bench, or to a warm finger.   These babies just dance around in the back of my head, calling out every now and then.  What they really need is a warm home!  Weigh in; which one is your favorite?
Amazing Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Design
Amazing Engagement Ring and Wedding Band Design
This over the top decorative mokume gane engagement ring and men's wedding band were designed for a client based upon our Falling Water Mokume Engagement Ring.  In this design, all the little white dots are pave diamonds.  There is some negative space in the engagement ring, lightening it up and giving it truly a sculptural appearance.  The men's band has the same diamond pave design as the engagement ring.  Can't you can see this with black diamonds?
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