Nature's Splendour® by Elizabeth Pings at Official Celebrity Gift Lounge at 46th Annual CMA Awards

Nature’s Splendour® by Elizabeth Pings, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in the official celebrity gift lounge in honor of The 46th Annual CMA Awards on October 29 – November 1, 2012 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Online PR News – 30-October-2012 – Thornton, Colorado – Nature’s Splendour® by Elizabeth Pings (, in association with The Artisan Group, will participate in the official celebrity gift lounge in honor of The 46th Annual CMA Awards on October 29 – November 1, 2012 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

Nature’s Splendour specializes in handcrafted gemstone jewelry and will have its Sterling Silver and Black Spinel Chandelier Earrings gifted to the biggest names in country music backstage at The Awards. This event will also be attended by over 25 media and press outlets.

Elizabeth Pings, owner/designer at Nature’s Splendour, is best known for her black spinel jewelry designs which incorporate Freshwater Cultured Pearls, as well as South Sea, Akoya or Tahitian Pearls. For The CMA Awards, Pings put a special focus on the Black Spinel.

“Black Spinel is a relatively rare opaque, jet black gemstone that has a sparkle and glamour unlike any other stone,” noted Pings. “It is unusual, reflects light similar to a black diamond and creates a striking contrast with sterling silver. I felt this would be the perfect choice for The Awards. The ladies will love wearing these earrings and the men will love gifting them.”

Pings is a fan of country music from Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton to Miranda Lambert and was excited to be selected to participate in The CMA Awards gift lounge. The Thornton, Colorado based designer typically creates limited edition or one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry designs and recognized it would be a challenge to duplicate by hand the same design for 85 pairs of earrings but she was not deterred.

From bar gemstone necklaces for Her to Woolly Mammoth Ivory pendants for Him, I have jewelry designs for everyone.

“For the 85 pairs of chandelier earrings, I wrapped a mind-blowing 2,210 gemstones,” remarked Pings. “It was a lot of work but there was no way I was going to pass up the opportunity to design a special piece of jewelry for Country Music’s finest performers. My Black Spinel and Sterling Silver Chandelier Earrings are elegant and out of the ordinary; I know the recipients will adore them.”

Pings is a Graduate Gemologist with a diploma from The Gemological Institute of America. This professional credential allows her to identify both common and unusual gemstones and to determine whether they are natural, synthetic or simulated.

“I’ve always enjoyed wearing gemstone jewelry,” said Pings. “While living in Bangkok as an expat, I saw the most beautiful gemstones but found I could not tell if they were natural, synthetic or simulated. The desire to know led me to get my Gemologist diploma from GIA’s Thailand campus. It’s an education that has stood me in good stead, whether I’m shopping the big trade shows or assisting a client with a gemstone purchase.”

Ping meticulously handcrafts each piece of jewelry using traditional hand knotting and wire wrapping techniques. The pieces reflect her desire to create affordable, heirloom quality jewelry that provides an alternative to mass produced designs.

Pings’ design inspiration comes from the stones themselves, which means no two pieces are exactly alike and can exhibit a range of styles from chunky to minimalist. “My jewelry is as eclectic as the gemstones I work with and the people I design for,” noted Pings. “From bar gemstone necklaces for Her to Woolly Mammoth Ivory pendants for Him, I have something for everyone.”

Pings recently contributed 10 different jewelry designs to the GBK’s 2012 Primetime Emmys Press Gift Bags and also participated in GBK’s Luxury Gift Lounge for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards. She has designed jewelry for celebrities Paula Abdul and Kaley Cuoco. She recently presented a handcrafted Black Spinel and Crystal Quartz bracelet to the stylist for the popular ABC Family television show, Pretty Little Liars and is waiting to find out whether it will be worn during an upcoming episode.

Nature’s Splendour by Elizabeth Pings jewelry is available exclusively online at

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Nature’s Splendour by Elizabeth Pings ( was established in 2005 by jewelry designer and Graduate Gemologist Elizabeth Pings. Traveling the world has opened Pings’ mind to many inspiring styles and designs. From the unequalled looks of the Far East to the elegant appeal of Europe, it all has its beauty.

The concept behind Nature's Splendour® is functional simplicity combined with eclectic visual appeal. Every piece of Nature’s Splendour handmade jewelry reflects this goal. From Cultured Freshwater Pearls, to natural gemstones in every color the rainbow, Pings can create the perfect custom piece for personal or gift giving needs.

Pings received her Gemologist degree from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Thailand. She is also a proud member of "The Artisan Group" and the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA).

The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967. The following year, the CMA Awards was broadcast on NBC Television for the first time—making it the longest running, annual music awards program on network television. The Awards aired on NBC through 1971, on the CBS Television Network from 1972 through 2005, and has aired on ABC since 2006. ABC will be the network home of the CMA Awards through 2021.

Watch The 46th Annual CMA Awards LIVE on November 1 at 8p/7p Central on ABC.

The Artisan Group™ ( is an elite art promotions group representing talented small-business artisans at the best celebrity gift lounges. The organization provides a collective sampling of handcrafted products to celebrities and members of the press at top luxury gift lounges such as those leading up to The Academy Awards, The Golden Globes, The MTV Movie Awards and The Primetime Emmys. Membership in The Artisan Group is juried and by invitation-only. The Artisan Group also offers its members guidance in the areas of sales, marketing, social media and public relations.

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Nature's Splendour by Elizabeth Pings
Thornton Colorado

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