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INSTORE Design Awards

Best Colored Stone Jewelry (Under $10,000) – 2019 winner

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WINNER : Debra Navarro

Jackson hinged drop earrings with scapolite (23.25 TCW) in 18K recycled gold and sand-colored pave diamonds (0.52 TCW),

$5,780

ORIN AND TINA MAZZONI: It took some real imagination to take two stones that are different shapes and make such a beautiful match. A real work of art for the customer that wants something different.

PATRICIA FABER: I like the use of a natural crystal cut to highlight this honey-colored mineral.

LAURIE WATT: Fun use of rough stones.

2ND PLACE : GiGi Ferranti Jewelry

Rosetta Star ring in 18K rose gold with star ruby cabochons, round brilliant rubies, and pink and orange sapphire.

$7,000

3RD PLACE : Denny Wong Designs

18K gold two-tone ring with 126 diamonds (0.64 TCW), two tanzanites (0.12 TCW), and morganite (4.54 TCW)

$9,000

RETAILER’S CHOICE AWARD

DENNY WONG DESIGNS

$9,000

18K gold two-tone ring with 126 diamonds (0.64 TCW), two tanzanites (0.12 TCW), and morganite (4.54 TCW)

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