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; artcarvedbridal.com

$2,501–$5,000
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; simongjewelry.com

$5,001–$10,000
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; kirkkara.com

      
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; jackkelege.com

 

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; karinaariana.com

 

$2,501–$10,000
14k gold bracelet with 1.7 cts. t.w. diamonds; $9,500; Marika Desert Gold, Herzliya, Israel; 97-298-854-007; mijmarika.com


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; supremejewelry.net

 

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; ireiss.com


$2,501–$10,000

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

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; jyescorp.com

 

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; elisailana.com

$2,501–$10,000
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; parlegems.com


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; levian.com


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; zeghani.com


$2,501–$10,000

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; simongjewelry.com   

               
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; omiprive.com


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; galateausa.com


$2,501–$10,000

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; hectorhassey.com


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; yokolondon.com


Gold Jewelry


Under $2,500

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

 

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

 

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; bercocompany.com


$2,501–$10,000

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


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; sierajewelry.com

 

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; ashercollection.com

         
$2,501–$10,000

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

         
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; neongems.com


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; andejewelry.com

     
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; colorstory.com


$2,501–$10,000

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

 
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; parlegems.com


Platinum Jewelry

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


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; schaffrath1923.com

 

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; evastone.eu


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; lashbrookdesigns.com


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; belleetoilejewelry.com

          
$501–$1,000

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


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; thistleandbee.net


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; stuller.com

       
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; overnightmountings.com

 

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; belleetoilejewelry.com


$501–$1,000

Flowing leaf and butterfly design with latticework in 18k rose gold vermeil; $1,000; Karina Ariana, NYC; 212869-3367; karinaariana.com


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; yaeldesigns.com


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; supremejewelry.net


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; samuelb.com


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; lashbrookdesigns.com


Fashion Jewelry


Under $500

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


$501–$1,500

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; zeghani.com


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; lashbrookdesigns.com