You are here

6 Emerging Designers at the Centurion Show

A handful of newcomers joined seasoned exhibitors and retailer attendees alike at this week’s 11th annual Centurion show. While the firms are newer to the trade-show circuit (this fair included), you may recognize a few of the names, as some have already made inroads in the wholesale market.


Jamie Cassavoy

She’s been a fixture on the Buyers Market of American Craft fair in Philadelphia as well as the American Craft Council Show in Baltimore. This new-to-Centurion artist has a penchant for two-tone silver and 18k gold looks. 

Signature style: Sweetly rendered nature themes including flowers and leaves in matte finishes with colored stones.

Starting retail price: $450 in silver

Number of U.S. accounts: 60, including Style by Max in Minneapolis

Jamie Cassavoy sterling and gold necklace

Bird on Branch pendant in oxidized silver and 18k gold with 0.02 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,230. Jamie Cassavoy


Ward Kelvin

He calls his bamboo- and lattice-motif works in 18k gold “American Chinoise.” JCK readers may recall first seeing his styles more than a year ago in print, when we named him one of our 7 new designers to watch.

Signature style: Lattice and bamboo motifs in 18k gold set with common stones like peridot in an effort to keep the line approachable.

Starting retail price: $1,200

Number of U.S. accounts: Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City

Ward Kelvin 18k gold, coral, and diamond earrings

Earrings in 18k gold have coral and diamonds; $10,000. Ward Kelvin


Laavanya (

Gemstone-intense one-of-a-kinds made in India and Hong Kong are among this newly launched (fall 2011) firm’s specialties thanks to family-dealer connections at Royal India USA.

Signature style: One-of-a-kind gemstone designs, including lots of slices, in 18k gold

Starting retail price: $2,000

Number of U.S. accounts: 40, including Mednikow Jewelers in Memphis, Tenn.

Laavanya Jewels 18k gold, diamond, and tourmaline earrings

Earrings in 18k gold have 8.38 cts. t.w. pink tourmaline slices, 16 cts. t.w. tourmaline beads, 2 cts. t.w. melee, and 1.5 cts. t.w. diamond slices; $15,000.


Lydia Lerner

Lerner launched her firm in 2007 and has styles made in Bali; Centurion marks her first trade fair.

Signature style: Nature themes including leaves in high-polish sterling

Starting retail price: $240

Number of U.S. accounts: None yet

Lydia Lerner sterling leaf cuff

Sterling Leaf cuff; $900. Lydia Lerner



The sterling line made in India features laser cuts coupled with diamonds to give a big look for less.

Signature style: Precision laser cuts in silver to give the impression of diamonds

Starting retail price: $205

Number of U.S. accounts: Nine, including Hildgund Jewelers with seven locations in Hawaii

Revabella sterling and diamond bead necklace

Sterling beaded necklace with 1.20 cts. t.w. diamonds; $2,397. Revabella



Centurion marks the first-ever trade show for this one-time cultural anthropologist who’s been designing and selling jewelry full-time since 2009.

Signature style: Worldly inspirations like Istanbul, evident in tulip motifs and carved beads

Starting retail price: $240 in silver

Number of U.S. accounts: 12, including Descenza Diamonds in Seattle

Minaret rings in gold and silver with carved gemstones by Shamila

Minaret rings in silver and 14k gold have custom carved gemstone beads; $240 in silver and $480 in gold. Shamila

Like this article? Stay up to date with the latest jewelry news

Subscribe to JCK News Daily

Register For

JCK Tucson

Wednesday, Feb. 3 - Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016

Register Today!
Subscribe now to

JCK News Daily

Receive the latest news directly to your inbox

Hopefully there's no conflict of interest in such an arrangement

When consumers are trained to expect "special treatment" in the form...

Informative blog post, but i think i name is missing here which i use...

Thanks for your comment, Cay! Funny enough, Ringly and Chronos both...

such a bad idea, not romantic, what woman wants to pluck her...