Seattle Jewelry Designer Part of Official Celebrity Gift Lounge in Honor of The 46th Annual CMA Awards

Seattle artist Rita Sunderland, owner of 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 association with The Artisan Group, will participate in the official celebrity gift lounge. The gift lounge is in honor of The 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards occurring October 29 through November 1, 2012 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee.

New collection of symbolic jewelry will be gifted to members of the press backstage, at the CMA Awards. This collection is focused on using the meaning of three gemstones: lemon quartz, smoky quartz and lapis lazuli. The history and properties that gemstones possess are why Rita Sunderland created this particular collection. The first choice is sterling silver earrings using faceted lemon quartz; this is a stone that everybody can wear knowing that it will help them reach their goals. The second design uses 14K Gold Filled earrings and carved smoky quartz as it has a unique ability to transfer negative energy to positive. In the final design choice out of this Symbolic jewelry collection, Rita Sunderland used faceted lapis lazuli which is a great magnet for the wealth and prosperity. Rita Sunderland created pendants using the blue lapis lazuli framed in sterling silver suspended on a long silver chain.

To learn more about and their products, or their participation in The 46th Annual CMA Awards, visit call (425) 772-0915 , or email

Rita Sunderland,'s sole proprietor, is a resident of Mountlake Terrace, WA


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.


he 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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Rita Sunderland
21410 52nd AW #E4
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
United States