The Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards, which took place Jan. 19 at the VicenzaOro jewelry show in Vicenza, Italy, honored both emerging designers and icons of the jewelry industry at a spirited presentation that closed the first day of the popular fair.
The evening began with a spotlight performance of Beyoncé’s “Halo” by singer Loretta Grace, who moved slowly through the audience (eventually taking the stage) as she belted out the powerful hit.
The evening’s dynamic host, Paola Maugeri, presented the nine awards—which celebrate excellence in contemporary jewelry in the fields of design, production, retail, communication, and corporate social responsibility—with assists by several co-presenters.
Here are this year’s winners:
Best Italian Jewelry Designer
Best International Jewelry Designer
Best Italian Jewelry Collection
Palmiero’s “Underwater World” collection
Best International Jewelry Collection
Chanel’s “Flying Cloud” collection
Best Jewelry Communication Campaign
Cartier’s “How far would you go for love?”
Best Jewelry Flagship Store
Tiffany & Co. in Milan
Lifetime Achievement Award
Jewelry Corporate Social Responsibility
SeeMe, which supports women victims of aggression in Tunisia and Turkey, and was founded by Caterina Occhio
Best Communication, New Media
Van Cleef & Arpels’ L’Arche de Noé racontée par Van Cleef & Arpels
(Top: Award winners at the Andrea Palladio International Jewelry Awards at the VicenzaOro show, courtesy of VicenzaOro)