idazzle.com Jewelry Designer Spotlight: Arman Sarkisyan Jewelry

Arman Sarkisyan Lockets

Elaborate. Byzantine. Exquisite. I can try and come up with a word that describes Arman Sarkisyan’s jewelry creations, but words, for once, seem inadequate. His jewelry surprises with intricate details. In his work, gemstones speak with authority, stating that they are the chosen ones. …

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