PGI-USA Announces Winners of 2012 Platinum Innovation Awards

Platinum Guild International announced the winners of the third annual JCK 2012 Platinum Innovation Awards during a press conference on June 3 at JCK Las Vegas.

An Editor’s Choice and Buyer’s Choice winner was selected in seven different design categories. A Best in Show award was chosen as a culmination of all votes.

Each of the winners, listed below, received a prize package worth $50,000.

Platinum Engagement Ring

·      Editor’s Choice: Uneek Fine Jewelry platinum and diamond engagement ring

·      Buyer’s Choice: Lieberfarb platinum and diamond engagement ring

Entry Platinum Engagement Ring (semi-mounts under $2,500 retail)

·      Editor’s Choice: Alishan platinum and diamond semi-mount engagement ring (below)

·      Buyer’s Choice: Designs by Vatché signature engagement ring

Platinum Wedding Band

·      Editor’s Choice: A. Jaffe platinum twisted eternity band

·      Buyer’s Choice: Omi Privé platinum diamond and sapphire eternity band

Platinum Men’s Jewelry

·      Editor’s Choice: Pioneer Gems platinum moonstone, sapphire, and diamond cufflinks

·      Buyer’s Choice: Novell platinum and black diamond ring

Entry Platinum Fashion Jewelry (under $3500 retail)

·      Editor’s Choice: Simon G platinum and diamond pendant (below)

·      Buyer’s Choice: Mercury Ring platinum and diamond earrings

Platinum Red Carpet Jewelry

·      Editor’s Choice: Oscar Heyman platinum, opal, emerald bead, and diamond necklace

·      Buyer’s Choice: Erik Stewart platinum, diamond, and sapphire ring

Platinum and Colored Gemstone Jewelry

·      Editor’s Choice: Goshwara platinum and emerald bead flower earrings (below)

·      Buyer’s Choice: Stuller platinum, sapphire, and diamond ring

Best in Show

·      Designs by Vatché signature engagement ring