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INSTORE Design Awards

Alternative Materials – 2019 Winners



WINNER : Sarah Graham Metalsmithing

Spiral band in 18K gold and oxidized cobalt chrome


MARC MAJORS: Very cool and edgy piece! This is a casual ring that has the potential to be a conversation starter.

LINDY KAVANAUGH: I love that the twinkle of the diamonds and the subtle finish on the gold are brought to life by the contrast of the oxidized cobalt; it really makes this ring glow! This design is so simple, yet unique and easily suitable for many occasions.

LAUREN LEVISON: Love this for the pointer finger. Or the pinky or both!

2ND PLACE : Thorsten

Black titanium wedding band with black damascus steel inlaid in the center with black sapphire beveled edges


3RD PLACE : K. Brunini

Spirit Animals dragon pendant composed of carved cow bone and 18K yellow gold with 0.05-carat ruby eye and diamonds (0.18 TCW) in black oxidized sterling silver frame





Spiral band in 18K gold and oxidized cobalt chrome



Wilkerson Testimonials

When Liquidation Is the Best Option, This Legendary Jeweler Chose Wilkerson

George Koueiter & Sons Jewelers, a 65-year old jewelry institution in Grosse Pointe, MI, had always been a mainstay in this suburban Detroit community. But when owners George and Paul Koueiter were ready to retire, they made the decision to close rather than sell. “We decided our best option to do the liquidation sale was Wilkerson,” says Paul Koueiter. The results, says George Koueiter, exceeded expectations and the process was easy. “Wilkerson just kept us in mind,” says George. “They never did anything without asking and whatever they asked us to do was just spot on.”

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