Shaw-Brown, the Kingdom of Thailand's maverick precious-jewelry
designer is now revealing the latest, and probably
best of his collectible Astral Gemstone Talismans
(AGT) design collections: with 37 stunning new creations.
Christened "Akash" - 2006, from the Sanskrit
word meaning "Vastness of the Universe"
or simply "Sky", it unveils 37 never-before-seen
precious-jewelry creations. Thus, Mr. Brown has now
designed his 8th volume of uniquely enchanting jewelry
since he started releasing these auspicious masterpiece
collections in 1975. This accomplishment is arguably
an achievement unmatched by any jewelry designer past
or present... anywhere.
Though born in America, Richard's auspiciously trendy fashion-jewelry
creations have propelled his company, Astral Gemstone
Talismans to officially represent the Kingdom of Thailand
by setting a new International standard with his highly-recognizable
propitious precious-jewelry designs of the future.
AGT was recently honored with the Kingdom of Thailand
Government's OTOP "Product Champion of Thailand"
Award; as well as receiving the "Brand Name"
Award from the Thai Board of Consumer Protection.
Brown creates each AGT piece with such singular artistic
design, and oversees his handcrafting with such painstaking
attention to detail; it merits individual numbers
and an exotic wooden box to protect each artful work.
A journalist recently asked Mr. Brown, "Youve
been incredibly successful with your Astral Gemstone
Talismans and planetary-jewelry philosophy: what more
could you possibly want?" He philosophized, "For
me, precious jewelry is far more than simple beauty,
elegance and success. With proper metaphysical understanding,
artful design and quality execution; the sky is the
limit. Hence, the nickname for the 'Akash Sky
Collection 2006'." Then proudly, "For
Thailand, my aim is to surpass Roman Bvlgaris
or American Harry Winstons reputation for quality
and excellence. And now I am working hard to be recognized
for my ART, rather than the philosophy behind it."
an International Herald Tribune feature wrote of Astral
Gemstone Talismans uniquely fashionable jewelry, "Browns
religiosity camouflages his esthetic drive."
continued by enthusing, "But my highest ambition
is to serve Their Majesties, the King and Queen, the
Royal Family, and the Kingdom of Thailand; as Royal
Gemologist. If a Gemstone is offered to the Crown
I want to be there to determine whether or not such
a gift is suitable. The wrong gems will cause adversity;
they need to be considered with supreme care, so that
only gems which do not conflict with the Royal horoscopes
may be accepted. Perhaps the only delay is;"
he grinned, "at 58, Im still too young!---by
Thomes E. Banker