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JA Reveals CASE Award Winners

May 31, 2020 6:55 AM   By Rapaport News
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Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the winners of its 30th annual CASE Awards for jewelry design, recognizing retail and supply members whose pieces feature creativity, artistry, style and excellence.

This year, JA expanded the prizes to include categories specifically for both retailers and suppliers, it said last week. A panel of judges chose the honorees from a group of more than 100 applicants, evaluating overall design, marketability, practicality and wearability of the design, and manufacturing quality. Winners were announced live during the JA’s Virtual National Convention on May 28.

“The CASE Awards shine a spotlight on the custom design and craftsmanship found in the jewelry stores of Jewelers of America members nationwide,” said JA spokesperson Amanda Gizzi. “The entries are always diverse, and it showcases how jewelry can exhibit creativity and artistry in countless ways.”

Winners receive a customized CASE Award trophy, and national and local media coverage.

The winners were as follows:

Retailer: Jewelry up to $2,000
Almaza Jewelers
Houston, TX
Designed by Ziad H. Noshie
Rutilated quartz necklace with 36 full-cut diamonds, set in 18-karat yellow gold.

Retailer: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000
Brody Designs
Plover, WI
Designed by Mike Anderson
15.86-carat carved Australian opal pendant set in 14-karat white gold.

Retailer: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000
Greenwich St. Jewelers
New York, NY
Designed by Mary Herouvis
14-karat yellow gold ring with a marquise-faceted, 1.33-carat padparadscha sapphire and a total of 1.12 carats of graduating round diamonds.

Retailer: Jewelry $10,001 and over
David Gardner’s Jewelers
College Station, TX
Designed by David Gardner
Platinum bracelet featuring 600 round brilliant diamonds totaling 6.07 carats, with a trillion-cut, 14.24-carat tanzanite.

Supplier: Jewelry up to $2,000
Loriann Jewelry
Westport, CT
Designed by Lori Friedman
Stud earrings with Ethiopian opal, layered with tanzanite, green sapphires and diamonds, set in 14-karat gold.

Supplier: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000
Jack Ferrero, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Designed by Jack Ferrero
18-karat white and yellow gold ring with brilliant-cut, fancy-yellow and white diamonds, green garnet and South Sea golden pearls.

Supplier: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000
Original Eve Designs
New York, NY
Designed by Eve Streicker
18-karat recycled yellow gold Jungle bracelet with a matte satin finish, set with green tourmaline.

Supplier: Jewelry $10,001 and over
Jack Ferrero, Inc.
Los Angeles, CA
Designed by Jack Ferrero
18-karat white and yellow gold New York ring with brilliant-cut, white diamonds totaling 1.50 carats, and one ruby.

Image: The winner in the retailer category for $10,001 and over, designed by David Gardner’s Jewelers. (Jewelers of America)
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