The Contemporary Design Group’s annual Designers’ High Achievement Awards were presented June 5, 2005, during the group’s annual dinner at Maggiano’s Little Italy restaurant in Las Vegas.
CDG’s Designer of the Year award went to Zoltan David of Austin, Texas. The winner of the Best Designer Supplier was Virginia-based Hoover & Strong; the Best Designer Retailer award was presented to Tapper’s Fine Jewelry of West Bloomfield, Mich.; and the Best Designer Advocate award was presented to the American Gem Trade Association.
Established in 1989, CDG is an association of jewelry designers and affiliates dedicated to the promotion of creative jewelry design. The organization builds relationships between members and the jewelry community through collaborative marketing, social events, and information sharing, and is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethics in both business and design.