A truly beautiful piece of jewelry combines nature’s most splendid handiwork with the vision and artistic creativity of the designer and the skill and execution of the fabricating jeweler. Jewelers of America’s national retailer design competition – The CASE Awards – honors JA Members who create jewelry pieces with the highest levels of creativity, artistry, skills and excellence in quality and style.
Jewelers of America held its annual national retailer design competition, the CASE Awards, at the JA New York Winter Show, January 18-20, 2015. To be recognized with a CASE Award, Jewelers of America members must express their individuality and craft through the design and manufacture of one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. The pieces below won the 2015 CASE Awards, determined by a panel of industry experts. The Buyer’s Choice was selected by the votes of attendees at the JA New York Winter Show.
18K yellow gold pendant featuring two moonstones and a pear shape labradorite
Dianna Rae Jewelry; Lafayette, LA
14K white gold “Zephyr” necklace with channel set round brilliant diamonds (0.55 ctw)
Platinum and 18K rose gold ring featuring 48 diamonds and fancy brown diamonds (0.87 ctw)
Sarkis SarkissianGiraux Fine Jewelry; San Francisco, CA
14K gold wedding ring with a 2.02 carat Asscher-cut diamond and 40 baguette & brilliant cut diamonds
Lisa PerantoniKhamis Fine Jewelers; Indianapolis, IN
Carved butterfly pin with watermelon tourmaline wings and 84 accent diamonds
Kiera BainesDianna Rae Jewelry; Lafayette, LA