The annual JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards did not disappoint, introducing retailers (and all of us here at JCK) to a seriously amazing group of designs up for competition. But only one could come away with the win of all wins, favorite of all favorites—the 2017 Grand Prize.
This year, that honor goes to Shy Creation, the Los Angeles–based brand founded by its chief designer, Shy Dayan. The jewel we’re celebrating: a 14k yellow gold starburst ring from the Kate collection, named after Shy’s sister Kathy.
“We feel incredibly humbled to win a Jewelers’ Choice Award,” says Kathy Dayan. “Our team works very hard to expand on the beauty that is already in this world, and create jewelry that makes people happy. When we see the smile on someone when they get a Shy Creation piece, that’s the best part! We also want to thank our team at Shy Creation and all of our customers who loyally support us. We would not be where we are without them.”
The ring bursts—truly, it does—with just over a half carat of diamonds, for a look that, though not heavy in carat weight, is surprisingly big. And with its relatively affordable price point (just under $1,500), it seems voters were swayed by this attainable yet on-trend style. Look for it on the cover of the March–April issue of JCK magazine—the first to showcase our gorgeous (if we do say so ourselves) redesign, and one we’re very excited to share with you.
(Photo at top: Kate starburst ring in 14k yellow gold with 0.58 ct. t.w. diamonds, $1,49