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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

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After 42 Years in Business, They Chose Wilkerson to Close Up Shop

After 42 years, it was time for Gina McHugh to hang up her bench tools and plan on doing something completely different. She and her husband, Mick, had a beautiful Binghamton, NY store — The Goldsmith — but in late 2019, the time felt right for retirement. They called Wilkerson. “They’d always been a part of our bridal jewelry selection,” says Gina, “and I felt really good about their quality and service. So, when we were looking for someone to work with us, Wilkerson was a natural.” With the kind of service and support Wilkerson is known for, Gina says their sales consultants made their retirement sale, “successful and quite easy.”

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