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New Albany jewelry designer sparkles on the Hollywood red carpet

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Keith Kaiser gets an inside look at the custom red carpet looks for celebrities by Ronaldo Designer Jewelry.

As a designer and jewelry artist, Ronaldo has spent thousands of hours honing his skills.
Ronaldo has become known as one of the premier, handmade jewelry artists in the United States.

He has created and copyrighted nearly 900 designs.

He uses the finest raw materials, including 14k gold wire, platinum, and Argentium silver to create his masterpieces.

Once his designs are sculpted in metal, Ronaldo compliments them with gemstones, semi-precious stones, cameos, and pearls.

As a successful career artist, Ronaldo has enjoyed 30 years of success.

His designs have been sold in over 900 different jewelry stores, and have been represented by more than 1,000 sales professionals in 35 states and 5 countries.

In the United States, there are about 20 or so "master artisans" who are recognized within the community of jewelry artists as specialists in creating works in mainly one area.
One may be an expert at rings, another may be an expert in setting pendants or medallions, but it is rare to find an artist who can "do it all".

His weaving and braiding skills are unmatched by any other artist. He has perfected working with 14k Gold and Platinum.

The materials he uses are so hard that it is like trying to bend and twist a coat hanger with your fingers.

Imagine trying to wrap a coat hanger around a pretzel without scratching or denting the hanger or breaking the pretzel.

Ronaldo continues to train 48 artisans in his method for creating fascinating and beautiful art.
Many have become master craftsmen.

Ronaldo's designer pieces have been featured in the celebrity gift bags at multiple Hollywood events.

Ronaldo will grace the red carpet again at the 2014 Oscars.  Click here to see some of his creations.

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