Jewelers of America Announces 2013 CASE Award Winners

Jewelers of America announced the winners of its annual national retailer design competition at the JA New York Winter Show, Feb. 24–26.

“Jewelers of America’s retail design competition is the only national platform that showcases the craft and creativity of independent jewelers,” said JA president and CEO David J. Bonaparte in a statement. “The jewelry entered reflects the remarkable jewelry available from Jewelers of America member stores nationwide.”

The winners of the 2013 CASE Awards are:

Women’s Jewelry Under $2,000

Christopher P. Eiland, Sartor Hamann; Lincoln, Neb.

Druzy quartz pendant with diamond melee

Women’s Jewelry $2,000–$5,000

Melanie Yadegar, Jahan Diamond Imports; San Francisco

Drop earrings in 18k gold with more than 4 cts. t.w. fancy yellow and white diamonds. (This also won the Buyers’ Choice CASE Award in this category.)

Women’s Jewelry Over $5,000

Scott Anderson, Union Diamond; Atlanta

14k white and yellow gold and diamond pendant with a 0.89 ct. center stone surrounded by 1.21 cts. t.w. diamonds

Palladium Jewelry

Randall R. Hurt, AVA Goldworks; Hannibal, Mo.

Hand-fabricated 19.43 ct. aquamarine and palladium pendant surrounded by 2.52 cts. t.w. diamonds and a pearl

Men’s Jewelry

Yan Shu Djap, Sunshine Jewelry Inc.; Philadelphia

18k gold men’s ring with 3.5 ct. ruby center stone and accent diamonds

Silver Jewelry

Michael Taher, Jewelry by Michael Taher; East Rutherford, N.J.

55 mm wide Tahara Butterfly cuff in hammered sterling silver with burned and melted edges