We had a chance to sit down and speak to the multi-talented and creative Ric Rami to see what inspires and drives him when creating his one of a kind pieces.
Tell us your background:
I was born in Mexico City 32 years ago to Catholic Mexican and Spanish parents. When my mother got a great job offer she couldn't refuse in the states we moved to Chicago during the coldest winter according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Some of my earliest and fondest memories are of us making snow angels and digging my parents' cars out from under 8 feet of snow. Holidays in Miami are hard for me without the snow falling and covering everything in a blanket of white.
What inspires you Ric?
I am fascinated and inspired by other cultures and religions and I love traveling to faraway places. My jewelry collection started during my first trip east into Asia about 5 years ago. I brought back a variety of unique one-of-a-kind, indigenous and artisanal pendants and beads that I planned on making into gifts for family and friends. They were so well received that I decided to turn the rest of what I brought back with me into some of the most unique handcrafted, multicultural pieces of wearable art anyone has ever seen. It's my way of allowing my customer to travel with me as i explore the world and all its riches. I generally only make one of a kind pieces or limited edition collections and I only use precious and semi precious stones from places like Tibet and India. Any diamonds I use I take special attention to make sure they do not come from African mines. I prefer to work in Sterling, Gold, Platinum or Rhodium but in today's economic climate I am open to using plating however I refuse to use anything made in China. Nowadays where everything is mass produced and made to be disposable I truly believe it is within our capacity to buy things made locally albeit using certain components that have traveled hundreds even thousands of miles.
What makes your handmade pieces different from what is on the market now?
It's evident that different cultures have migrated to America and have built this country and elevated us to where we are today. My goal in each piece I make is to take different elements from various parts of the world and unite them perfectly and harmoniously into a one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art as unique as a person who wears them.
|Unisex Tibetan turquoise tusk necklace with non-sterling hex beads on knotted beige cord|
|Unisex necklace with ebony prayer beads faceted Czech glass stainless w Tibetan tusk|
Who wouldn't love to own and wear one of kind timeless pieces. It's like owning a piece of jewelry made just for you. These pieces are not just unique but they are all individually gorgeous pieces to own. Ric's limited edition collection pieces are only available only at RDo Women's Wear Boutique located in Miami, FL. Come check out what other limited edition pieces we have.