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August 2, 2023
Jewelers of America has announced the winners of its CASE Awards design competition! For over 30 years, Jewelers of America's design competition has celebrated the custom design craftsmanship of JA Members nationwide.

The 10 pieces below were selected by a panel of design experts as the first place winners in their categories for showcasing the most creativity, artistry, style and excellence in design.

Best in Show

Giraux Fine Jewelry
Designed by Sarkis Sarkissian
San Francisco, CA
Platinum ring containing a heat treated 9.05 ct. octagonal step cut natural sapphire, prong set with 2 antique cut marquise (1.10 ctw) and 2 round brilliant cut diamonds (0.17 ctw).

Katherine Jetter
Designed by Katherine Jetter
Boston, MA
Unicorn ring featuring a square emerald cut tanzanite (11.77ct), tapered baguette diamonds (1.15ct), and ombre blue sapphire (2.01ct) set in 18K yellow gold and blue rhodium finish. 

Retail Winners 

Up to $2,000
Wright’s Jewelry
Designed by Jennifer Beatty
Fallston, NC
14K white gold “Lotta Love” ring containing 13 marquise diamonds ranging from (1) .47CT, (7) .40CT. (1) .19CT, (4) .12CT totaling 1.18ctw.  This ring was created from 3 separate rings from special men in her life.

Avianti Jewelry Designs
Designed by Ani Babayan and Avi Babayan
La Cañada, CA
14K yellow gold necklace featuring a 78.67 carat Boulder Opal with green-blue and black hues and 42 round natural pavé diamonds. The necklace has a paper clip Italian chain attached on both sides of the stone.

Designed by Marianne Köle
Graz, Austria
This ring features a 11.09 carat teardrop cut citrine and a total of 62 brilliant cut diamonds of 0.36ct (G/VS1) set in 18K rose gold.

Designed by Hans Schullin
Graz, Austria
18K rose gold “Smile” necklace with a total of 144 brilliant cut diamonds of 3.06ct (G/VS1) are pavé set in every other arch. In the center, the necklace features a diamond-set 18K white gold smile and 12 orange sapphires of 1.80ct.

Supplier Winners

Up to $2,000
Jorge Valdes Fine Jewelry
Designed by Jorge Valdes
Astoria, NY
18K rose gold Sparks studs with round white diamonds (0.14 ctw, F/VS quality).

Martha Seely Design
Designed by Martha Seely
Carlisle, MA
Stardust Dangle Earrings in 14K white gold with tanzanites (5.8 ctw), sapphires, (3.20 ctw), and diamonds (1.35 ctw).

Designed by Tabayer
Miami, FL
Handcrafted 18K fairmined rose gold Oera ring with a 1.32 carat brown diamond.

Designed by Sardwell
New York, NY
18K yellow gold Guardian Gold Temple Pendant with a central golden South Sea Pearl framed with diamond patterns and on the back, shibori inspired cut out designs in platinum. The back of the pearl is also framed with a cherry blossom motif. The Pendant hangs from a strand of golden ombre 9-11mm South Sea Pearls and 18K clasp with Akoya pearls and diamond pave.

The 2023 CASE Awards are sponsored by Synchrony and Aurora Payments. The CASE Awards is open only to employees of JA Member companies.

View the official Press Release from Jewelers of America here

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