I must admit that I have certain comfort zones within JCK Las Vegas—I find myself spending a good portion of my time in neighborhoods like the Design Center and on the Luxury show floor. I like to visit with the jewelers that I’ve come to know, to check in and see what’s new, and, probably, spend too much time catching up.
But when I journey outside of those areas—if these habits sound like you, I’d recommend dedicating a day to doing just this—that’s when I come across some of the most amazing, unexpected finds.
It’s like hunting for treasure, strolling the aisles brimming with goods from companies all over the world. My favorite find this time came from the Bella Italia pavilion, from a company called Sigi Group. There, I saw a showcase display of colorful, fancy jewels—one of them this ring, a fiesta for the finger.
At its center, a Burmese sapphire, unheated, in the most wonderful shade of blue-green (or is it green-blue?), surrounded by a bouquet of multicolor sapphire briolettes, an explosion of confetti color. The baguette diamonds running down the ring’s band are a nice touch, too.
Sigi Group was founded by Radha Raman Rawat in 1975 and is based in Bangkok. I had just begun to wonder if I were losing my mind, but the company was, in fact, located within the Bella Italia pavilion at the show. After doing some digging I found that the company does have a location in Alessandra, Italy, so there’s our connection. Sigi is run by Rawat, along with his brothers Rishi and Abhishek, who serve as co-CEOs.
There were two other rings with a similar design in the showcase—one of them in the most wonderful, sunrise-y color combination—but this rainbow delight won out as the one I had to tell you about.
Top: Ring in 18k rose gold with 7.86 ct. unheated Burmese sapphire, 25.55 cts. t.w. sapphire briolettes, and 0.49 ct. t.w. diamonds, price on request