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JCK Jewelers' Choice Awards

The industry's most prestigious design competition


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2016 Jewelers’ Choice AwardsCalling All Submissions!

Announcing JCK’s 9th annual design competition recognizing jewelry designers and manufacturers for the best of the best in all categories of jewelry design. Do you have what it takes to be a JCK Jewelers’ Choice Award winner? Show the industry your best work. Enter as many product categories that you wishjust be sure to enter by September 15!

The online submission site will be available for entries mid-August. To start, click on REGISTER and enter your email address and create a password in the Register dialog. If you are returning to enter a second piece or complete a draft, use the Login box in the upper left.

We hope you’ll participate!

You can also download our 2016 entry form, contest instructions, and category requirements here:

Download the 2016 Entry Form

Download Contest Instructions and Category Requirements


All Entries

Get year-round exposure on the new Jewelers’ Choice Awards page on
Will be featured in JCK’s Jewelers’ Choice Awards Print Voting Guide, which will be mailed to the entire retail community with the November 2015 issue of JCK magazine.
Will receive a “Vote for Us” marketing pack­age, which includes a template email blast and images for your website to get retailers involved and remind them to vote for your designs.

Winners and Finalists:

  • Will receive exposure in JCK’s “Best of the Best” Jewelers’ Choice Awards Supplement in April 2016. This “Best of the Best” will also be sent to 5,000+ retail storefronts in May as part of the 2016 JCK Las Vegas Show Pre-Planning Package.
  • Will receive a JCK Jewelers’ Choice Award logo and collateral materials to promote their winning or finalist pieces.


  • Will be showcased in JCK’s March 2016 issue. One product will receive the Grand Prize and will be featured on the cover of JCK magazine.
  • Will receive additional exposure at JCK Las Vegas 2016, including meterboards, signage, counter cards, and more.
  • Will be featured in a slideshow on all year.
  • Will be included in an enhanced PR push when winners are announced and will be promoted in JCK’s May and June issues.
  • Names and booth numbers will be promoted in JCK May and June 2016 issues.
  • Eblast of Jewelers’ Choice Awards winners leading up to the 2016 JCK Las Vegas Show.

Entering your products and designs into the competition is easy; simply create a login above to get started. This login name and password will allow you to come back and work on your submissions and submit them at any time. Just make sure everything is complete, accurate, and entered by September 15. All entries must be accompanied by images(s) and payment in full.

One winner will be awarded in each category, and one Grand Prize winner will be selected. Winners will be chosen by the jewelry retail community. The information you provide will be used in your product description online and possibly in print. Category finalists will be notified and announced in January 2016. Finalists may be required to send their product for inspection.



Check Out The 2015 Jewelers’ Choice Awards Winners

The winners of JCK’s eighth annual Jewelers’ Choice Awards represent 49 pieces covering everything from bracelets to pendants, silver to platinum, and more. Plus: With your April issue, you’ll receive a “Best of the Best” supplement that showcases the 151 finalists.

Best Bridal Design

Under $2,500
Contemporary collection three-stone engagement ring with 0.38 ct. t.w. diamond-accented shank and rose gold rope detail; $2,100 (center stone not included); ArtCarved, NYC; 800-221-3232;

18k rose and white gold ring with 0.35 ct. t.w. round white diamonds and 0.1 ct. t.w. round pink diamonds; $4,510 (center stone not included); Simon G. Jewelry, Glendale, Calif.; 818-500-8595;

Pirouetta collection rose gold split shank engagement ring and wedding band with 0.44 ct. t.w. diamonds, milgrain edging, and filigree; $5,810 for the set (center stone not included); Kirk Kara, Northridge, Calif.; 800-874-0181;

Over $10,000

Ring with 0.46 ct. t.w. round diamonds and 0.54 ct. t.w. natural pink diamonds in platinum with 18k rose gold accents; $16,700 (center stone not included); Jack Kelége, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; 877-6-KELEGE;


Best Bracelet Design

Under $2,500
Flowing leaf and butterfly design with latticework in 18k rose gold vermeil; $1,000; Karina Ariana, NYC; 800-223-6644;


14k gold bracelet with 1.7 cts. t.w. diamonds; $9,500; Marika Desert Gold, Herzliya, Israel; 97-298-854-007;

Over $10,000

18k rose gold and black rhodium cuff with 12.87 cts. t.w. round-, rose-, and fancy-cut diamonds; $83,890; Supreme Jewelry, Montrose, Calif.; 213-629-0360;


Best Earring Design

Under $2,500

14k yellow gold handcrafted matte and hammered finish filigree teardrop earrings with 0.05 ct. t.w. bezel-set diamonds; $1,190; I. Reiss, Great Neck, N.Y.; 516-482-7900;


18k white gold earrings with 2.52 cts. t.w. diamonds; $8,675; Maui Divers Jewelry, Honolulu; 808-946-7979;

Over $10,000
Drape-shaped 18k white gold cocktail earrings with 8.77 cts. t.w. rose-cut diamonds; $29,200; Jye’s International, San Francisco; 415-621-8880;


Best Necklace Design

Under $2,500

Highborn collection chrysocolla and turquoise necklace with a gold vermeil leaf front closure; $1,299; Elisa Ilana, Omaha, Neb.; 402-926-3479;

Pendant with 5.08 ct. aquamarine and 98 brilliant-cut diamonds in 18k white gold; $8,495; Parlé Jewelry Designs, Pocatello, Idaho; 208-233-4059;

Over $10,000

18k Strawberry Gold necklace with 55.52 cts. t.w. Peach Morganite and 26.08 cts. t.w. Chocolate and Vanilla Diamonds; $131,797; Le Vian, Great Neck, N.Y.; 877-253-8426;

Best Ring Design

Under $2,500
14k rose gold ring with 0.57 ct. t.w. round white diamonds and 7.2 ct. smoky quartz; $2,000; Zeghani by Simon, Glendale, Calif.; 888-934-4264;


18k rose and white gold ring with 0.19 ct. t.w. round white diamonds, 0.13 ct. t.w. round pink diamonds, and 1.23 cts. t.w. baguette- cut diamonds; $9,900 (center stone not included); Simon G. Jewelry, Glendale, Calif.; 818-500-8595;   

Over $10,000

Handcrafted 18k yellow gold ring with 4.33 ct. black opal center, 0.46 ct. t.w. trillion-cut tsavorite, 0.24 ct. t.w. round blue sapphires, and 0.42 ct. t.w. brilliant round diamonds; $26,500; Omi Privé, West Covina, Calif.; 877-664-4367;

Pearl Jewelry

Under $2,500
Handcarved lily-shape freshwater pearl with emerald accents on 14k yellow gold 18-inch chain; $495; Galatea: Jewelry by Artist, San Dimas, Calif.; 800-609-6888;


Octopus Ring in 18k white gold with diamond pavé, round Tahitian pearl, and diamond and rose gold suction cups; $10,000; Hector Hassey, NYC; 646-489-3540;

Over $10,000
Necklace with 9 mm–14 mm round pink freshwater pearls, round white South Sea and akoya pearls, and 10.88 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k rose gold; $98,000; Yoko London, NYC; 212-819-9400;

Gold Jewelry

Under $2,500

14k yellow gold and diamond necklace; $870; Gabriel & Co., NYC; 800-886- 5422;


Over $2,500
14k gold bracelet with 1.7 cts. t.w. diamonds; $9,500; Marika Desert Gold, Herzliya, Israel; 97-298-854-007;


Diamond Jewelry


Under $2,500
Diamond Universe ring in 14k white and rose gold with 0.72 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,490; Berco Jewelry Co., Chicago; 800-621-0668;


14k white gold and diamond ring; $2,785; Gabriel & Co., NYC; 800-886-5422;

Over $10,000

Wide retro bangle cuff in 18k white gold with 16.96 cts. t.w. pavé diamonds; $87,670; Siera, Los Angeles; 213-623-6370;


Colored Diamond Jewelry

Under $2,500

Intertwining ring with natural brown and white diamonds in 14k rose gold; $1,475; Asher, NYC; 800-726-0706;


Ring with 2.73 cts. t.w. fancy colored diamonds in 18k rose gold; $3,200; Shy Creation, Los Angeles; 213-623-8900;

Over $10,000

Pink Drizzle 18k white and rose gold bracelet with 9.7 cts. t.w. marquise and pear-shape natural pink diamonds and 18.69 cts. t.w. near-colorless pear-shape diamonds; $96,000; Neon Gems Inc., Los Angeles; 800-NEON-GEM;

Colored Stone Jewelry

Under $2,500 (tie)

14k white gold ring with a 5 ct. Swiss blue topaz and 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds; $1,843; Ande Jewelry, Los Angeles; 213-239-6767;

Under $2,500 (tie)

Earrings with 12 cts. t.w. hexagon-shape step-cut blue topaz in 14k white gold with 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds; $2,395; Color Story, NYC; 800-223-1232;


Radiant-cut blue zircon and diamond ring; $3,000; Aurum Design, Rochester, Mich.; 248-651-9040;

Over $10,000

18k yellow gold pendant with 60 ct. Australian boulder opal and 1.6 cts. t.w. brilliant diamonds, plus multifunctional hidden bail (allowing pendant to be worn vertically or horizontally); $17,765; Parlé Jewelry Designs, Pocatello, Idaho; 208-233-4059;

Platinum Jewelry

Under $10,000
Platinum and wood wavy motif band with diamond accents; $3,875; Stuller, Lafayette, La.; 337-262-7700;

Over $10,000

Liberté collection platinum ring with baby-blue diamond inlays and 360-degree free-moving brilliant diamond center stone; $45,000; Schaffrath, Hanau, Germany; 49-618-167-3060;


Mixed Metal Jewelry

Under $1,000

Gold-plated silver ring with raw diamonds, onyx, and silver granulation; $345; Eva Stone, Gdansk, Poland; 48-58-348-0358;

Over $1,000

Wedding ring in handcrafted Damascus steel and 14k yellow gold inlay with 0.6 ct. t.w. channel-set black diamonds; $2,272; Lashbrook, Draper, Utah; 801-352-7388;

Silver Jewelry

Under $500

Pashmina collection handpainted Italian enamel pendant in rhodium-plated sterling silver and pavé-set stones; $225; Belle Étoile, Emeryville, Calif.; 415-626-9223;


Sterling silver ring with 10 mm blue topaz and fancy bright blue diamonds; $695; Simon Golub & Sons, Seattle; 800-426- 7125;

Over $1,000

Stained Glass collection 1.25-inch hinged bangle with a mix of octagonal-, emerald-, and trillion-cut faceted bezel-set amethyst, blue topaz, garnet, citrine, and peridot in sterling silver; $1,195; Thistle & Bee, NYC; 212-594-0418;

Personalized Jewelry
(Beads, Charms, Messaging, Inspirational)

Under $1,000

14k white gold XO necklace with 0.08 ct. t.w. diamonds on 16-inch chain; $590; Stuller, Lafayette, La.; 337-262-7700;

Over $1,000

14k gold 25 mm monogram pendant with 0.33 ct. t.w. diamonds; $1,375; Overnight Mountings, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; 888-731-1111;


Best Price Point

Under $500

Geometrica collection bangle with handpainted Italian enamel on rhodium-plated sterling silver with pavé-set stones; $495; Belle Étoile, Emeryville, Calif.; 415-626-9223;


Flowing leaf and butterfly design with latticework in 18k rose gold vermeil; $1,000; Karina Ariana, NYC; 212-869-3367;

Tanzanite Jewelry


Under $10,000
18k white gold ring with a 7.4 ct. tanzanite and 0.64 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds; $9,671; Yael Designs, San Francisco; 415-989-9235;

Over $10,000

18k white gold ring with a 10.9 ct. tanzanite and 3.3 cts. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds; $71,229; Supreme Jewelry, Montrose, Calif.; 213-629-0360;

Men’s Jewelry

Under $1,000

Imperial Men’s collection woven square-shape ring in sterling silver; $165; Samuel B. Collection, Great Neck, N.Y.; 516-466-1826;

Over $1,000

14k rose gold men’s wedding band with authentic Gibeon meteorite and a 0.1 ct. princess-cut diamond accent; $2,337; Lashbrook, Draper, Utah; 801-352-7388;

Fashion Jewelry

Under $500

Artisan-made cuff in 22k gold leaf, brass, enamel, and Swarovski crystals; $348; Évocateur, Norwalk, Conn.; 203-820-8786;


14k rose and white gold ring with 0.15 ct. t.w. round white diamonds; $1,000; Zeghani by Simon, Glendale, Calif.; 888-934-4264;

Contemporary Metal Jewelry

Under $5,000

Men’s wedding band in handcrafted Damascus steel with 14k yellow gold accent and a 0.07 ct. black diamond; $798; Lashbrook, Draper, Utah; 801-352-7388;



Check out the winners of the previous JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards.

Click here to view the 2014 winners.
Click here to view the 2013 winners.
Click here to view the 2012 winners.
Click here to view the 2011 winners.

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