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INSTORE Design Awards

Best Engagement and Wedding Rings (Over$5,000) – 2019 Winners

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WINNER : UNEEK Jewelry

Le Pur et Simple split-shank French pavé 18K white gold setting with 5-carat cushion cut white diamond center (I, VS1) and white diamonds (0.51 TCW)

$139,600

MARC MAJORS: Incredible ring! I really like how the split shank tapers in towards the top, allowing the center diamond to really be the star of the show. The mounting is a nice accent but not a distraction, and the cushion cut is the perfect shape for this ring.

LINDY KAVANAUGH: A tapered band with a split shank enhances this stunning center stone and gives it a feminine feel. An interesting twist on a classic engagement ring.

LAUREN LEVISON: Love how the two bands meet to unify under the marriage stone. Symbolic of the relationship.

2ND PLACE : Sethi Couture

La Vie En Blanc stacking bands with rose cut diamonds in 18K white gold

$9,245 set

3RD PLACE : Noam Carver — CrownRing Bridal House

2.50-carat marquise diamond set in an 18K gold black rhodium ring featuring white and black diamond with a rose gold detail,

$36,000

RETAILER’S CHOICE AWARD

NOAM CARVER – CROWNRING BRIDAL HOUSE

$36,000

2.50-carat marquise diamond set in an 18K gold black rhodium ring featuring white and black diamond with a rose gold detail

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