Check Out the 2019 Winners of the JCK Las Vegas and Luxury Design Awards

Vegas had some very big winners this year! And no, we’re not referring to high-stakes poker champs. We’re talking spectacular jewelry, of course. And yesterday, JCK Las Vegas announced the results of its two design competitions: the annual Luxury Design Awards and JCK Design Center Editor’s Choice Awards.

The Luxury Design Awards were conceptualized to celebrate designers and manufacturers whose work showcases imagination and excellence in craftsmanship. Six leading fine jewelry retailers selected the finalists and winners, the latter of which win a trunk show at the retail store that represents their category.

Here are the winners for every category in the 2019 Luxury Design Awards.

Bridal (Finished Piece)
Winner: Fana
2nd: Uneek Jewelry
3rd: Imagine Bridal
Retail partner: Joe Escobar Diamonds

Fana ring
Fana’s winning diamond bridal ring

Winner: Shay
2nd: JFine
3rd: Apostolos Jewellery
Retail partner: Hamilton Jewelers

Shay double ring
Shay’s winning design 


Finished Diamond Piece (Non-Bridal)
Winner: A. Link
2nd: Bapalal Keshavlal
3rd: DA Gold
Retail partner: London Jewelers

A Link diamond necklace
Winning design from A. Link 


High-End Fashion
Winner: JFine
2nd: Vivaan
3rd: Marika
Retail partner: Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts

JFine necklace
JFine’s winning necklace


Finished Colored Gemstones
Winner: Alishan
2nd: Spark Creations
3rd: Omi Privé
Retail partner: Jewels That Dance

Alishan bracelet
Alishan’s winning bracelet


Luxury Debut
Winner: Omi Privé
2nd: Andreoli
3rd: A.Jaffe
Retail partner: Gordons Gold Jewellers

Omi Prive ring
Omi Privé ring


Design @ Luxury
Winner: Nina Nguyen Designs
2nd: E.L. Designs
3rd: Jennifer Dawes Designs
Retail partner: Underwood Jewelers

Nina Nguyen earrings
Nina Nguyen’s winning earrings


Editor’s Choice
Winner: Jennifer Dawes Designs
2nd: Bassali
3rd: KU&KU

Jennifer Dawes ring
Jennifer Dawes’ winning ring


For the JCK Design Center Editor’s Choice Awards, jewelry designers submitted the piece they feel best represents their brand. Editors from both consumer and trade publications then reviewed the pieces before the show and voted for their favorites.

Here are the Design Center Editor’s Choice winners for 2019:

Rising Star (a designer who’s been in the business five years or less):
Winner: Emilia Le Karrier
2nd: Olivia B
3rd: Jaume Labro

Emilia Le Karrier ring
Top and above: The winning Rising Star design, from Emilia Le Karrier 


Resident (established designer brands)
Winner: Lark & Berry
2nd: Aspendos
3rd: Trésor

Lark and Berry necklace
The winning design from Lark & Berry

All in all, it was a great year for innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship!

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