For the third consecutive year, Centurion Jewelry has
awarded exhibition space to a selection of design newcomers to the U.S. The six
firms include: William Belack, Belack Jewelry Design; Pamela Harari, Pamela
Harari Jewelry Design; Amitai Kav, Amitai Kav; Valerie Ostenak, VOSTENAKstudios;
JJ Williams, JJ Number 8; and, Nuttapon (Kenny) Yongkiettakul, Kavant.
The designers are located in the Aster 1 room on the Terrace Level of the show
site (which is not being disclosed for security reasons), and was chosen based
on a popular vote of prestige retail jewelers in late 2010. Designers were
selected for their uniqueness of merchandise, salability, and, newness to the
U.S. market; none had ever before exhibited in a US Fine Jewelry trade show
prior to Centurion 2011. All designers were introduced at the opening dinner of
the 10th Anniversary of the Centurion Jewelry Show.
“We are very proud to be able to find and introduce these
amazing emerging designers to the prestige jewelry industry,” Centurion
President Howard Hauben told the press.
To see some of the works on display from these newcomers, check out the
Style 360 blog.