VicenzaOro, the fine jewelry trade show running Jan. 20–25 at the Fiera di Vicenza convention center in Vicenza, Italy, held its annual Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards ceremony last night—honoring excellence in (primarily Italian) brands and designers.
Here’s who took home the prizes:
Best Italian Jewelry Designer: Faraone Mennella R.F.M.A.S.
Lunette necklace by Faraone Mennella R.F.M.A.S.
Best International Jewelry Designer: Nikos Koulis
Earrings by Nikos Coulis
Best Italian Jewelry Brand Collection: Antonini for the Siracusa collection
Pieces from Antonini’s Siracusa collection
Best International Jewelry Brand Collection: Boucheron for the Animaux De Collection
Cypris bracelet from Boucheron’s Animaux De Collection
Best Jewelry Flagship Store: Nirav Modi‘s Madison Avenue shop in New York City
Inside the Nirav Modi boutique in New York City
Best Jewelry Communication Campaign: Cartier for “Diamonds”
Cartier’s “Diamonds” campaign
Jewelry Corporate Social Responsibility Award: Chopard for efforts in the Eco-Age project
Chopard watch made with Fairmined gold from South America
Best Jewelry Communication, New Media: Nervous System
A screenshot from Nervous System’s website
Lifetime Achievement Award: Franco Cologni, president of the Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte
Franco Cologni, president of Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, with Alba Cappellieri, a prominent Italian professor of jewelry design (photo courtesy of the Italian Exhibition Group)
(Photo at top: Designer Nikos Koulis (left) receives the Best International Jewelry award at VicenzaOro; photo courtesy of the Italian Exhibition Group)