April 12, 2022
New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the winners of its 32nd annual CASE Awards jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards, JA’s national design competition, recognizes JA Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.
First place winners were selected out of over 140 entries in eight categories; categories were separated for JA retail members and JA supplier members: Jewelry up to $2,000, $2,001 to $5,000, $5,001 to $10,000, and $10,001 to $50,000 (retail values). One retail and one supplier entry were also named Best in Show.

“The CASE Awards has a rich history of shining a spotlight on custom design and craftsmanship from Jewelers of America Members nationwide,” says Amanda Gizzi, spokesperson for Jewelers of America. “The work of bench jewelers and jewelry designers is an essential part of the jewelry experience, and the work of these talented Jewelers of America Members contributes to a positive experience and enhanced consumer confidence.”
The winners in each category were determined by a panel of design experts who evaluated the entries on the following criteria: overall design, marketability, originality and quality of manufacture. Judges included Jeffery Bolling, Jeffery B. Jewelers; Brecken Branstrator, National Jeweler; Deirdre Featherstone, Featherstone Design; Amanda Gizzi, Jewelers of America; Jennifer Heebner, JenniferHeebner.com; and Adrianne Sanogo, Black in Jewelry Coalition and GIA Graduate Gemologist.

All winners will receive a customized CASE Award trophy and national and local media coverage.

The 2022 CASE Awards are sponsored by Synchrony, Jewelers Mutual Group and Chosen Payments. The CASE Awards is open only to employees of JA Member companies. For more information about the competition and to view the Winner’s Photo Gallery, visit www.jewelers.org/caseawards or contact Jewelers of America’s Member Services at (800) 223-0673.
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