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Scottsdale 5 Year Anniversary

Join us on Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 4-8pm as we celebrate 5 years at Scottsdale Fashion Square! Meet our founders, enjoy music & refreshments, and win cool NightRider stuff!

• Giveaways throughout the evening, including signed art, cool NightRider gear—and of course, jewelry!

• Silent auction: Bid on a limited edition set of signed & numbered fine art prints—you could own Set #1 of this never-before-seen series!

• Live music by Jeff Ocheltree

Plus more! We’re located on the upper level near Macy’s. We hope to see you there!
Click here to check out the event listing on Facebook

NightRider Jewelry
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480.719.7219   Map

Name This Ring & Win It!

***** UPDATED 7/27/2016 *****
We have a winning name—UNHINGED! Congratulations to the winner, Rich Witmer!
We’d also like to congratulate the winners of our Second Chance Drawing, Spencer Chase (at our Scottsdale store) and Kristen Roberts (at our Denver store)—they both win an Unhinged ring!
Thanks to everyone who entered!

The Unhinged ring is now available here and at our retail locations.

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It’s here again—your chance to make your mark on the NightRider Jewelry collection!

We’ve designed a brand new ring. Your challenge is to come up with a cool name that can be used for the ring (keeping in mind that there could also be future pieces in the series—like a pendant, a bracelet, a buckle, etc.). Win the contest, and one of these new rings will be yours to keep, a retail value of up to $800!

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER — ALL 3 STEPS ARE REQUIRED:
1. “Like” the NightRider Jewelry Facebook page
2. “Share” the “Name This Ring Contest” Facebook post (7/18/2016) on your Facebook timeline
3. Fill out & submit the entry form at nightriderjewelry.com/contest

NOTE: We encourage you to leave a Facebook comment with your name suggestion, but it will not count as a substitute for completing the entry form.

Get your entry in by Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 11:59pm AZ time. After the NightRider team receives all the entries, we’ll pick our Top 10 favorite names for the ring. The Top 10 will be posted on our Facebook page, and our Facebook fans will be able to vote from Friday, July 22 thru Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, and will be awarded one of the newly named rings in his or her choice of Medium or Large style, with either Red Garnet or Black Onyx gemstone eyes (or no stones, if you insist).

The entry form plus all the details, rules and conditions can be found at nightriderjewelry.com/contest.

BUT WAIT!!!
Fans who visit our retail stores in Denver and Scottsdale can enter our Second Chance Drawing to also win a new ring—with one lucky winner chosen at each store!

All you have to do is stop by NightRider Jewelry Denver or Scottsdale locations between Monday, July 18 thru Tuesday, July 26, 2016 and fill out an entry form. No purchase is necessary. You can enter either or both the “Name This Ring” contest and the “Second Chance Drawing”, so you might as well enter both if you’re near one of our stores!

The Second Chance Drawing winners will be announced alongside the Name This Ring Contest winner on our Facebook page on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. All of the rules for the Second Chance Drawing can be found at nightriderjewelry.com/contest, at the bottom of the page.

Below are some additional angles of the contest ring (click to enlarge):

Good luck!

Risen from Ruins

Introducing Risen from Ruins—three new pieces designed collaboratively between NightRider and renowned artist David Uhl. This new series was unveiled at our Denver store’s Grand Opening Party and consists of the Ascension ring, the Eye of Providence bracelet, and the Awakening pendant.

Ascension Ring

Eye of Providence Bracelet

Awakening Pendant

We asked NightRider’s Lead Designer, Nick Ballantyne, some questions about the new series:

How did the collaboration between NightRider and David Uhl come about?
NB: Our founder, George Ganem, developed a friendship with David over the years. They’d see each other at shows around the country, and they kicked around the idea of designing a piece together. After bouncing ideas off one another for a while, sketches flowed, and eventually the Eye of Providence idea took form. As NightRider’s lead designer, I worked with David’s vision and direction to bring the first ring to life. It was a huge success and it laid the groundwork for further collaboration.

Nick Ballantyne

George Ganem

David Uhl

What was it like, as an artist, to collaborate with Uhl?
NB: There’s a real chemistry with our styles and the way that we work together. Sometimes working with another artist can be difficult, as it often turns into a game of tug-of-war, attempting to pull the work towards your own style and vision over the other artist’s. Not with David. The process was fluid. It ignited creativity as we pushed each other artistically.

The NightRider team has developed a great friendship with David. Not only is he a world class talent, he’s a hell of a good guy. He’s humble, down to earth, extremely passionate, and driven by his artwork. When it comes to creating art, our approach is very similar; we’re both perfectionists and we want to create work that transcends our time and industry.

What’s the story behind this new series?
NB: The Risen from Ruins series is a sequel to the Eye of Providence ring. Our intent was to carry the symbolism of the Eye of Providence ring into this series but to push the story further. All of the pieces fit together as a cohesive narrative yet each stands on its own, delivering its own independent message.

What do the symbols in these pieces represent?
NB: This collaboration was really about pushing the whole idea of symbolism—why we use them, what they’ve meant historically, what they mean to us individually as well as collectively, and what we want them to say to others as they find them reflecting in our jewelry. Symbols can be very polarizing. Most of them have and all of them can be used to represent so many different and sometimes contradictory things. Yet the power of symbols is that they can connect us across all time and languages to universal truths, ideas, and beliefs that we hold dear without being limited by words. They introduce a story but they leave it up to us individually to interpret what they mean. The meaning I find in them does not preclude someone else from seeing beyond that and finding their own interpretation.

Early artwork concept sketches by David

Advanced artwork sketches by Nick

This became evident as soon as David and I began collaborating. Although we come from different perspectives and beliefs, in many ways we were able to identify some symbols that we both connected to. We’re both intrigued by many of the symbols we find woven throughout antiquity—and in the case of this series, ancient Egypt. We decided to use these symbols as a clay and a language that we could craft into our own expression. We were inspired by the Egyptians, and this series is intended to pay homage to their art, but it isn’t intended to be a literal dissertation of how Egyptian symbols were used anciently. From our unique perspectives, we were able to create pieces that anybody can connect with whether they’re an Egyptologist or not.

Finality robs symbols of their meaning. Therefore, we’d like to share a few of the things that these pieces represent to us, but not to all. It’s up to you to fill in and discover the rest.

Ascension Ring

Ascension Ring & the Pyramid
• A tribute to mankind collectively and each of us individually reaching for the heavens, the eternities, and out to the divine.
• The pyramids themselves are a marvel of creation and innovation that stand as a witness to the creative genius that inspired ancient man. To this day we still grasp to understand how, why, and when they were built, but they represent the drive that is encoded in our DNA and sets us apart as human beings—our inherent need to create, to progress, and to reach higher.
 

Eye of Providence Bracelet

The Eye of Providence Bracelet & the All Seeing Eye
• Symbolic of a higher spiritual power or God that stands as a watchful caretaker over humanity.
• An omnipotent all-knowing creator and controller of the universe that can see and understand all things from his heavenly and higher vantage point.
• Often represented above a pyramid in the heavens or a cloud and emanating the light, knowledge, and eternal truths that our personal spirit climbs and search for meaning ascend to.
 

Awakening Pendant

Awakening Pendant & the Scarab Beetle
• A symbol of rebirth, resurrection, and eternal life. The beetle imitates the path of the sun as it falls in the west and each morning rises again from the east.
• In ancient Egypt we find these as winged necklaces placed over the heart at burial. A magical object intended to protect the heart, ward off evil, and bring good things to the one that adorned it both in this life and the one to come.
• The winged scarab was worn to provide a safe journey and to guide them into the life to come.
 

The Risen from Ruins series—the Ascension ring, the Eye of Providence bracelet, and the Awakening pendant—is available now on our online store as well as at our Denver and Scottsdale retail locations.

Denver Store Grand Opening Party

Join us on Saturday, April 23rd from 2-8pm as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our Denver retail location! The store opened its doors in October, and now that we’ve had a chance to settle in, we’re ready to throw a party for all of our friends—old and new—in lovely Colorado!

Throughout the party we’ll have live musical entertainment, food & drinks, and giveaways of some really cool items (including jewelry!).  Additionally, we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll have a very special guest for the event, world-renowned artist David Uhl.

David Uhl

We teamed up with Uhl previously on the Eye of Providence ring, and together at the party we’ll be revealing a brand new collaborative jewelry collection! Uhl will also be displaying a number of his original paintings on location at the event, making this a unique opportunity to see his amazing artistry in person and meet the man behind the paintbrush.

Our Denver boutique is located at Cherry Creek Shopping Center in the mall’s gorgeous new luxury wing. We’re on the upper level, next to RH Denver. The nearest parking is on the west parking deck; enter the mall on upper level W3.

We can’t wait to see you there!

NightRider Jewelry Denver
Cherry Creek Shopping Center
3000 East 1st Avenue, Denver, CO 80206
303.390.1915
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Introducing Old Salt Pendant

Voyaging on the open seas shares a lot in common with riding down the open road… the fresh air, the wind in your face, trekking towards the horizon under the blazing sun or a starlit night. Not knowing what might happen next, but being ready for anything that comes your way.

Old Salt pendant is NightRider’s tribute to the free spirits, to those who chart their own course. Like a seasoned sailor, this medallion is ready to explore the world with you—wherever you may wander; whatever you might encounter.

Whether you’re fighting rough seas or barreling down the highway into the wind, it’s that trailblazing fortitude that keeps you going. That, and the tools you carry. Some days your sidearm saves your hide; other times your trusty compass gets you out of a jam.

The skull is a grim reminder, however, that not all is within our control. Surrounded by flourishes of waves, winds, and weather, we’re cautioned to be mindful of the risks along the course of our adventure. But then again—nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Old Salt pendant is handcrafted in the USA with solid .925 silver and has several gemstone options. It’s available today at our Scottsdale & Denver retail locations, or you can order online. Pictured with the pendant is the NightRider Toggle Chain, offered separately.

Click here to check out Old Salt now.