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Jewelers of America Announces 2022 CASE Award Winners




Jewelers of America Announces 2022 CASE Award Winners

(PRESS RELEASE) NEW YORK — Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has announced the winners of its 32nd annual CASE Awards jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards, JA’s national design competition, recognizes JA Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.

First place winners were selected out of over 140 entries in eight categories; categories were separated for JA retail members and JA supplier members: Jewelry up to $2,000, $2,001 to $5,000, $5,001 to $10,000, and $10,001 to $50,000 (retail values). One retail and one supplier entry were also named Best in Show.

“The CASE Awards has a rich history of shining a spotlight on custom design and craftsmanship from Jewelers of America Members nationwide,” says Amanda Gizzi, spokesperson for Jewelers of America. “The work of bench jewelers and jewelry designers is an essential part of the jewelry experience, and the work of these talented Jewelers of America Members contributes to a positive experience and enhanced consumer confidence.”

The winners in each category were determined by a panel of design experts who evaluated the entries on the following criteria: overall design, marketability, originality and quality of manufacture. Judges included Jeffery Bolling, Jeffery B. Jewelers; Brecken Branstrator, National Jeweler; Deirdre Featherstone, Featherstone Design; Amanda Gizzi, Jewelers of America; Jennifer Heebner,; and Adrianne Sanogo, Black in Jewelry Coalition and GIA Graduate Gemologist.

All winners will receive a customized CASE Award trophy and national and local media coverage.

The 2022 CASE Awards are sponsored by Synchrony, Jewelers Mutual Group and Chosen Payments. The CASE Awards is open only to employees of JA Member companies. For more information about the competition and to view the Winner’s Photo Gallery, visit here or contact Jewelers of America’s Member Services at (800) 223-0673.

  • Retailer: Jewelry up to $2,000
    White & Ivory Fine Jewelry
Designed by Alina Kim
Leesburg, VA
    18K rose gold bezel ruby and diamond ring (0.55 ctw)
  • Retailer: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000
    Avianti Jewelry Designs
Designed by Ani Babayan and Avedis Babayan
La Cañada, CA
    Australian Boulder Opal ring (6.05 carats) with pave set round diamonds (0.30 ctw) set in 14K rose gold
  • Retailer: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000
Designed by Hans Schullin
Graz, Austria
    White coral bead and red coral branch necklace with diamonds (0.83 ctw) set in 18K white gold
  • Retailer: Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000
    Lucketté at Sierra Jewelry Co.
Designed by Louisa Bir
Mammoth Lakes, CA
    Tapered diamond ring (7.80 ctw) set in platinum
  • Retailer: Best in Show
    Rogers Jewelry Co.
Designed by David Kirk
Elk Grove, CA
    14K white and yellow gold Snake dagger pendant with black jade inlay handle, opal, amethyst, emerald, and ruby eyes
  • Supplier: Jewelry up to $2,000
    Martha Seely Design
Designed by Martha Seely
Carlisle, MA
    14K yellow gold dangle earrings with London blue topaz (4.6 ctw), chrome diopside, and enamel 
    Supplier: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000
    Martha Seely Design
Designed by Martha Seely
Carlisle, MA
    Solstice 2 Earrings in 18K yellow gold with diamonds, spessartite, London blue topaz, citrine, amethyst, Swiss blue topaz, chrome diopside, tanzanite, pink tourmaline and rhodolite garnet
  • Supplier: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000
    K8 Jewelry
Designed by Kate Hubley 
Pointe-Claire, Quebec
    Vive Collection shoulder duster earrings with 20 graduated freshwater pearls, Ceylon sapphires (1.20 ctw) and diamonds (0.26 ctw) set in 18K gold
  • Supplier: Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000
    Jack Ferrero Inc
Designed by Arman Agekyan
Los Angeles, CA
    18K three tone yellow, white and rose gold flower ring featuring a 9.44 carat green moonstone with white diamonds, fancy yellow diamonds, green garnet, ruby, and multi-colored sapphires
  • Supplier: Best in Show
    AG Gems
Designed by Raja Mehta
Los Angeles, CA
    18K rose and white gold ring featuring a 4.38 carat untreated Burmese mulberry spinel, Ceylon pink sapphire baguettes (1.82 ctw), Ceylon round pink sapphires (0.73 ctw), round brilliant-cut diamonds (0.97ctw) and princess-cut diamonds (0.62 ctw)



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