The annual awards honor Jewelers of America retailers for design
Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the winners of its annual CASE Awards, the retail designer competition held during its Spring Show, which took place March 13–15 in New York City.
The CASE Awards recognize JA retail members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style, and excellence in jewelry design.
“The CASE Awards showcases the fine craftsmanship, creativity, and expertise of Jewelers of America members across the nation,” said JA president and CEO David Bonaparte in a statement. “These entries from our design competition exemplify the high-quality fine jewelry pieces that consumers can find at their local JA retail jeweler.”
Full results are available at jewelers.org/caseawards.
The first place winners in each category are:
Winner, Jewelry Up to $2,000 and Buyers’ Choice:
Ring in sterling silver featuring 8.7 ct. oval blue chalcedony cabochon with 0.61 ct. t.w. lavender round-cut sapphires; Lisa Perantoni, Khamis Fine Jewelers, Indianapolis
Winner, Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000:
Pendant in 14k white and rose gold and 18k yellow gold with 3.73 ct. orange sapphire surrounded by graduated-color orange to yellow melee sapphires; Jason Baskin, the Gem Vault, Flemington, N.J.
Winner, Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000:
9.26 ct. opal ring surrounded by 0.38 ct. t.w. tsavorites set in 18k yellow gold; Ricardo Basta, Ricardo Basta Fine Jewelry, Los Angeles
Winner, Jewelry $10,000 and Over:
Hand-fabricated 14k rose gold ring featuring 2.52 ct. rose-cut pear center stone surrounded by 1.45 cts. t.w. round-cut diamonds and 0.34 ct. t.w. round black diamonds; Jess Roussel, Roussel’s Fine Jewelry & Gifts, Gramercy, La.