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Creative Collaboration for You

Arido DesignsYou could scour the world searching for leading edge jewelry artists who deliver unique designs that collectors like your self demand. By simply visiting our Collaborations page, you can browse at your pace and enjoy the creativity of designers that collaborate with us. We know your cultivated taste is as demanding as ours.

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Maui based jewelry designer Arid Chappell works with jewelry as if each piece were a miniature fine art object. And with him, each item achieves that goal. At his level of expertise, the gemstones placed in his designs must be superior. So Arid scours the globe for the finest precious stones and pearls befitting his masterful creations. After decades of perfecting his skill, his expert craftsmanship has earned him a stellar fan base including some very big celebrities. His Tony Award winning clients include single name stars like Tyra, Cher and Madonna.

Arido for Trendsetters

Chappell enjoyed success as a fashion designer and international stylist, accustomed to turning heads for over 25 years. His signature style graced red carpet events at the Emmys, Grammys, Oscars, Golden Globes, Independent Spirit Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and more. Chappell has dressed Hollywood's A-list celebrities like Paris Hilton, Terri Hatcher, Vanessa Williams, Halle Berry, Toni Braxton, Nicole Richie, Lindsey Lohan to name a few.

A single name — Arido now identifies this distinctive line. Arido is an ensemble effort by designers Arid Chappell and Jesse Raphael. By joining forces with scion jeweler Jesse Raphael whose family pedigree dates to the 11th Century, they've established the ultimate dream team.

This exciting line was first launched at the Ritz Carlton Tokyo in December 2010. Later unveilings happened at New York Fashion week at the Four Seasons Hotel, The Oscars in Beverly Hills, California, and the Arido Party Launch at New York City's Dream Hotel.

Arido also embarked on a Global International Launch throughout major venues in China, Japan, Vancouver, and Beverly Hills.

Customized Alpha Phi Alpha Ring

Customized Arido Ring
Customized Alpha Phi Alpha Ring

A handsome custom made ring features the distinctive Alpha Phi Alpha logo accented by 5 white diamonds and 2 lustrous black diamonds on either side of the central design.

Custom designs like this one made for Brother Jordan McMillian of Xi Lambda Chapter debuted at the 91st General Convention, held in Chicago, Il 2011.