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)
2nd: Uneek Jewelry
3rd: Imagine Bridal
Retail partner: Joe Escobar Diamonds
3rd: Apostolos Jewellery
Retail partner: Hamilton Jewelers
Finished Diamond Piece (Non-Bridal)
Winner: A. Link
2nd: Bapalal Keshavlal
3rd: DA Gold
Retail partner: London Jewelers
Retail partner: Borsheims Fine Jewelry and Gifts
Finished Colored Gemstones
2nd: Spark Creations
3rd: Omi Privé
Retail partner: Jewels That Dance
Winner: Omi Privé
Retail partner: Gordons Gold Jewellers
Design @ Luxury
Winner: Nina Nguyen Designs
2nd: E.L. Designs
3rd: Jennifer Dawes Designs
Retail partner: Underwood Jewelers
Winner: Jennifer Dawes Designs
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
Resident (established designer brands)
Winner: Lark & Berry
All in all, it was a great year for innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship!