We had the good fortune of connecting with Patrick Antonian and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Patrick, what role has risk played in your life or career?
Risk taking is important for growth. A person who is happy with their level of accomplishments might have achieved success but is not necessarily growing. For example, say this person has a good career with a strong annual income, has their living situation figured out, & has enough income to provide for everything needed. They can stay at that level forever if they are happy. But in order to grow, you must take a risk. Not a wild risk, but a goal oriented calculated one. This will push you into the next tier. Now, If you’re happy at this NEW level then just continue the hustle. If you want to keep pushing & believe you can achieve more, then again take a piece of what you’ve earned, mix it with the new knowledge you have attained, & TAKE A RISK! This has played a major role in my life/career. Don’t let fear stunt your growth. Most times that I have taken a risk, I’m happy with the result. Wether it worked or not. I feel accomplished knowing I tried & leave with a positive attitude and take with me anything I’ve learned. Helps to make a better decision the next time. You won’t win every time, but thats a part of growth. I believe you keep taking those lumps and get back up. We might fall & get scraped up, but a beautiful bike ride through life is worth the risk of a few scars!

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
We are super excited & proud to mix the musical and jewelry worlds. Both are great artistic passions & go hand in hand throughout history. Musicians have always had their love for specialized jewelry pieces that reflect their personalities. I’m proud to be part of both communities. That definitely sets me apart. Their are some rapper/jewelers like Paul Wall, but we come far and few. Haha. We have been lucky to work with major power houses in both industries. Some musical collaborations we are proud of would be Ghostface Killah, Ras Kass, Big Twins, A-F-R-O & many more. And on the jewelry side we have created pieces for Ras Kass, CeCe & Guap (KDAY), Randy Cooke (Smashmouth), Bernie Dresel, & many more. Check us out & give us a follow @PatrickAntonian @RitzJewelersLA

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Southern California is one of most beautiful places. The cities have great views & some of the best food in the country. I’m a huge foodie so I probably would pick different places to eat for each day and plan the day in what ever area the restaurant is in. Maybe Hit Hollywood and stop in for a quick bite at Hot Wings Cafe before hitting Melrose for some dope art and shopping. Maybe take the canyon view and stop in at Pace, a little Italian restaurant on Laurel Canyon. The beach is a must in Cali! Spend a day in the sun while having some drinks and food at the Boathouse at Henry’s Beach or catch some madness at Venice Beach! Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I dedicate my shoutout to my family. Pop taught me to be a hustling go getter, Mom gave me her creative powers, & Sis was a good role model overall. And Sis was the best younger role model in all aspects of life.

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