Get to Know Audrius Krulis at JCK Tucson 2015

Cortlandt, N.Y.–based Audrius Krulis moved to the United States in 1993 for a sculpting gig, but when it fell through he decided to stay and give making miniatures a try. Armed with graduate degree in fine arts and sculpture from the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Vilnius, Lithuania, Krulis applied his experience crafting big sculptures in plaster and copper sheets—like figures on cathedral rooftops—to making fine jewelry, eventually founding his eponymous firm in 2012. Now asymmetrical balance and three-dimensional styles define his work, with equally harmonious positive and negative parts, an organic effect sometimes accented by light and dark effects in the metal, and “no bad sides of the jewelry,” he explains. Krulis makes all styles at the bench himself in 18k gold with tourmalines and colored sapphires (though sometimes son Karolis pitches in to set a stone or two). Find Krulis at JCK Tucson in booth no. 80.

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Jewelry designer Audrius Krulis

Jewelry designer Audrius Krulis

Starting retail price: $300

Accounts: 5 including Studio Jewelers in Madison, Wis., and Von Bargen’s in Hanover, N.H., and with four stores in Vermont

Trade fairs: JCK Tucson, JA New York Winter and Summer editions, the Smart Show, and JCK Las Vegas

Retailer buy-in: None to date, though Krulis likes to do a trunk-show introduction to customers to properly debut his line in stores

Contact: Audrius and Karolis Krulis, 914-218-7064

Stud earrings from Audrius Krulis

Stud earrings (from top left) in 18k gold with 0.25 ct. t.w. pink sapphires, $900; with 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,800; with pink sapphires, $1,200; and with 0.32 ct. t.w. pink sapphires and 0.18 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,600

Rings from Audrius Krulis

Rings (from left) in 18k gold with 0.75 ct. t.w. pink sapphires, $900; with 0.75 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $4,600; with a 9.37 ct. pink tourmaline and 0.14 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $8,900; and with 0.75 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $8,900

Necklaces from Audrius Krulis

Necklaces in 18k gold with citrine, smoky quartz, diamonds, sapphires, and tourmalines, $14,800; and with 3.15 cts. t.w. olive tourmalines, 1.47 cts. t.w. yellow diamonds, and 0.42 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds, $8,100

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