Rise and shine! It's Day 2 of the Couture show in Las Vegas. Day 2 is always much harder to wake up for than Day 1, because our feet always hurt from the day before! Chai likes to start his day with a dip in the Wynn Hotel's beautiful pool.
Our first appointment of the day is with Mark Patterson. Mark's engagement rings and bands are the epitome of classic, timeless bridal jewelry. We have been carrying his jewelry for over 20 years, and it just doesn't go out of style.
Mark's signature is that all of his engagement rings are made so that the wedding band fits perfectly flush with the engagement ring. Zoey loves his channel-set baguette setting so much that she chose it for her engagement ring!
Our second stop of the day is at Kwiat. We feel a kinship with Kwiat because they are a third generation family owned business, just like us. Kwiat is also known for their stunning ideal cut diamonds. Their jewelry is all handmade in New York City, and their signature is simple, elegant designs that make the diamonds appear to be floating.
Kwiat always has extremely special and rare diamonds to show us, and this year we got to see this natural fancy intense purple-pink diamond!
Our last stop of the day is at Arman Sarkisyan. Arman and his wife, Louiza, are both artists in their own right, and their booth is always decorated beautifully.
This year, there were gorgeous canvases painted by Louiza, still lifes of jewelry in domed apothecary jars, and vases of lush peonies.
We first discovered Arman at Couture four years ago and still swoon over his whimsical, intricate jewelry in 22k gold and oxidized silver. This year, our favorite piece was this lovely bird ring.
That evening, we enjoyed a lovely dinner at Mizumi, one of the restaurants at the Wynn Hotel. Mizumi specializes in award-winning Japanese cuisine and looks out over private Japanese gardens, a koi pond, and a 90-foot waterfall.
Stay tuned for Day 3!