About Us

SymbolArts was founded in 1986 by Utah-native, Mike Leatham, when he set out to establish a company that could provide both creative design and high quality finished products in the custom ring market. His efforts grew into a company that not only produces rings, but other types of high quality jewelry - badges, coins, patches, pins, key chains, collectible items, corporate goods and more...

In 1994, SymbolArts recognized the opportunity to expand into the public safety market by applying their creative design and jewelry quality manufacturing standards to badging. The Company entered the public safety market by producing a limited number of badges for a small number of departments that were commemorating the Utah State Centennial. The company's reputation for "jewelry quality" products soon led to rapid and widespread recognition both inside Utah and on a national level.

SymbolArts now sells public safety products in all fifty states and internationally.  SymbolArts has operated in this market sector for 17 years and continues to be the leader in jewelry quality badges and insignia.

SymbolArts has also developed within two other significant markets - corporate recognition and commemoratives, and special event licensing (such as the Olympic Games, NCAA, and State and Local Government Commemorations). SymbolArts has made significant contributions to assist in the commemoration of events such as the Utah, Wisconsin, Ohio, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas and Arkansas statehood celebrations as well as the Salt Lake City 2002 Olympic Winter Games, and scores of smaller county and city commemorations.

In 1996 and 1997, SymbolArts was recognized in the "Inc. 500" list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States under its former company name, Ringmasters.

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Recognition also came in 1997 and 2002 in the "Utah 100" for being in the top 100 growing businesses within the state. In September 2010, Inc. 5000 ranked SymbolArts 4702 on its annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. This is the fourth consecutive year that SymbolArts has made the list. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

Today, SymbolArts' employees operate a very successful and growing business nationwide. SymbolArts offers a number of different insignia products to the public safety, special event, and corporate markets, including but not limited to badges, patches, belt buckles, rings, pins, tie tacks, key tags, key chains, awards, plaques, nameplates, coins, medallions, corporate and religious jewelry items, and a vast array of accessories.

SymbolArts takes pride in the quality of their work and service. From the initial creative process of designing a custom product for a specific need, to the actual materials and manufacturing processes and timely delivery, great care is taken to ensure the highest quality standards are always met.

This year marks our 25th Anniversary.  We thank all our customers and employees who have made SymbolArts what it is today and look forward to being your source for all your insignia needs in the years to come.