The Accessories Council—a nonprofit international trade association established in 1994 to stimulate consumer demand for fashion accessory products—announced the finalists for its second annual Design Excellence Awards, which includes two jewelry categories: fine and fashion.
Five finalists in each category were selected by the Accessories Council board of directors based on the “criteria of excellence in design, unique appearance and/or function, consumer needs addressed by product, appropriate aesthetics, innovative materials or technology, market positioning and competitive performance, social images, emotional appeal, and sustainability,” according to a prepared statement from the organization.
The winners in each category will be selected by popular public vote (you can vote here) and will be announced on Sept. 3.
The Accessories Council launched the Design Excellence Awards in 2019 to “expand the recognition of outstanding products, especially those that will be in market during the critical Fall/Holiday 2020 selling season,” according to the same statement. All finalist products selected are available for purchase in the United States via retail stores, e-commerce, TV retail, or direct marketing between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.
Here are the jewelry designs up for awards:
Sponsors of the 2020 Design Excellence Awards include Marchon Eyewear, the Qurate Group, Saga Furs, and the WWIN show.
(All images courtesy of the Accessories Council)
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