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INSTORE Design Awards 2023 – COUTURE’S Choice Award for INSTORE




INSTORE teamed up with COUTURE, organized by Emerald X and one of most renowned names in high-end jewelry shows, to make a category that captures the coveted COUTURE aesthetic: high-end, innovative designer fine jewelry featuring exceptional craftsmanship and representing the highest level of artistic expression. Any entrant who has not been a COUTURE exhibitor since 2018 and did not plan to exhibit in 2023 was eligible to receive the COUTURE’s Choice Award for INSTORE. To choose the artisan, COUTURE show representatives scrutinized the Voting Guide in the April issue. Their choice? Rachel Atherley of the eponymous firm receives the first COUTURE’s Choice Award for INSTORE for her Talisman Charm Chain necklace, which also took First Place in the Best Necklace Over $5,000 category. Atherley also nabbed two other First Place awards.

Morgan Miller, senior account executive, and Elana Cutler, show manager:

This Rachel Atherley necklace is the culmination of design sensibility juxtaposed with individualized expression. From the gemstones to the silhouettes, this one-of-a-kind piece highlights a unique point of view from concept to craftsmanship.

INSTORE Design Awards 2023 – COUTURE’S Choice Award for INSTORE

One-of-a-Kind Talisman Charm Chain necklace in recycled 14K and 18K gold with owl, feather, stingray, scarab, butterfly, and lily pad motifs with pink tourmaline, amethyst, blue sapphire, chrysoprase, labradorite, aquamarine, Peruvian opal and rhodochrosite, $10,410



When the Kids Have Their Own Careers, Wilkerson Can Help You to Retire

Alex and Gladys Rysman are the third generation to run Romm Jewelers in Brockton, Mass. And after many decades of service to the industry and their community, it was time to close the store and take advantage of some downtime. With three grown children who each had their own careers outside of the industry, they decided to call Wilkerson. Then, the Rysmans did what every jeweler should do: They called other retailers and asked about their own Wilkerson experience. “They all told us what a great experience it was and that’s what made us go with Wilkerson.” says Gladys Rysman. The results? Alex Rysman says he was impressed. “We exceeded whatever I expected to do by a large margin.”

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