Intricate designs and current trends prevailed among the winners of Jewelers of America’s 2015 CASE Awards.
The winners were selected by a panel of industry experts from a pool of JA member applicants during the JA New York Winter Show in January.
“Each year, Jewelers of America uses the CASE Awards retail design competition to shine a national spotlight on the craft and creativity of independent jewelers,” said JA president and CEO David J. Bonaparte. “The jewelry entered into the CASE Awards highlights the fine craftsmanship that consumers can find in Jewelers of America–member stores nationwide.”
The winners are:
Jewelry Up to $2,000, First Place
Pendant in 18k yellow gold with moonstones and pear-shape labradorite
Dianna Rae High, Dianna Rae Jewelry, Lafayette, La.
Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000, First Place
Zephyr necklace in 14k white gold with 0.55 ct. t.w. channel-set round brilliant diamonds
Susan Drake, Spectrum Art & Jewelry, Wilmington, N.C.
Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000, First Place
Ring in platinum and 18k rose gold with 0.87 ct. t.w. diamonds and fancy brown diamonds
Sarkis Sarkissian, Giraux Fine Jewelry, San Francisco
Jewelry $10,000 & Over, First Place
Ring in 14k gold with a 2.02 ct. Asscher-cut diamond and 40 baguette- and brilliant-cut diamonds
Lisa Perantoni, Khamis Fine Jewelers, Indianapolis
Carved butterfly pin with watermelon tourmaline wings and 84 accent diamonds
Kiera Baines, Dianna Rae Jewelry, Lafayette, La.