Supplier News: Week of August 11

Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers Receives Town & Country Honors

Colorado-based Walters & Hogsett Fine Jewelers has been named one of America’s leading independent jewelers by Town & Country magazine, as listed in its June-July issue. The retailer, which opened its doors in 1983, has been recognized for its “distinguished service and fine collections.”

“As an authority on fine jewelry and timepieces, Town & Country is dedicated to bringing readers the absolute best resources in this all-important category,” said Jennifer Levene Bruno, publisher and chief revenue officer of Town & Country, in a press release. “T&C‘s leading independent jewelers are synonymous with the impeccable style and service that our audience demands. We are proud to welcome Walters & Hogsett to the country’s top tier of jewelry and watch retailers.”

This is not the first honor for the retailer, however, as Walters & Hogsett has been named Best in Boulder by Boulder’s Daily Camera for the past 12 years. “We are thrilled to receive this honor from Town & Country,” said store owner Mark Vieregg. “It has always been a pleasure to serve our clients and our community, but to be recognized for doing what we love to do is extraordinary.”

Visit waltersandhogsett.com for more on the retail jeweler.

 

GJPEC India Announces 2014 Artisan Jewellery Design Awards

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) has announced its Artisan Jewellery Design Awards, scheduled for December 2014. The award aims to celebrate the highest levels of artistry, innovation, and individuality, giving recognition to jewelery designers’ rightful status as artists.

“I believe jewelry is an expression of one’s individuality,” said GJEPC brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor in a press release. “The Artisan Jewellery award is a wonderful initiative by GJEPC that provides an apt platform for all designers to showcase their creativity and talent. It is an opportunity for promising designers to create innovative works that will appease the fashion-conscious woman of today.”

The competition has four distinct categories: the Monochromatic Era, highlighting black and white; the Golden Era, highlighting Indian women’s fascination with yellow metal; the Colourama Era, infusing color through precious metal and gemstones; and the Avant Garde Era, highlighting innovation in design.

Submissions are due by August 15. For more information, visit theartisanawards.com.