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Mor recognized in Rising Star Awards

1/30/2013

New York--Designer Alexandra Mor is the winner in the fine jewelry category of the Fashion Group International’s (FGI) 16th annual Rising Star Awards, which recognize emerging talents in the fashion and design industries.

The winners were announced on Jan. 24 at Cipriani 42nd Street.

“I was at a table full of my colleagues and close friends and until the moment (presenter) Marion Fasel said my name and called me to the stage it didn’t register, it really didn’t,” Mor said. “What really stood out was that there were 500 people there, all from different areas of fashion, taking the time to come and support young designers on the beginning of their way.”

Ring

Alexandra Mor’s ring is in platinum with a band of 18-karat yellow gold, a 19.80-carat double cabochon rubellite accented by half-moon diamonds and a double band of “floating” diamond melee.

A panel including FGI members evaluated designs representative of Mor’s collection and other materials, like press coverage and information about the brand, over three rounds of judging to make a decision. Mor specializes in one-of-a-kind and limited-edition jewelry, pieces she calls “heirlooms in the making.”

“I think the most important thing about this award is that it supports a greater cause and statement, that people want to go back to the roots of keeping things personal, authentic and individual, to preserve old world values, craftsmanship and a connection with the customer,” Mor said. “People are looking for that experience again.”

Necklace

Mor’s necklace features an emerald-cut diamond on a platinum chain with Asscher-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds.

Other categories in the Rising Star Awards were accessories; beauty/fragrance entrepreneur; beauty/fragrance corporate; home, interior design; and men’s apparel, retail and women’s ready-to-wear.

Jenny Klatt and Stephanie Wynne Lalin of Jemma Wynne and Amaia and Yolanda Torrubia of Torrubia & Torrubia also were nominees in the fine jewelry category.