Couture innovates with two new Design Awards
Show organizers have expanded the Couture Design Awards by two categories in order to honor jewelry that breaks new ground as well as pieces that are distinctively extravagant.
JA names five Case Awards winners
Jewelers of America has announced the winners of its annual Case Awards, which recognizes JA retail members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.
WJA recognizes 2014 ‘Diva’ design winners
The Women’s Jewelry Association has announced the winners of its 2014 Diva Design Competition, a contest that encourages any and all women to express their creativity through jewelry design.
Irene Neuwirth among CFDA Award nominees
Irene Neuwirth, Jennifer Fisher and Marc Alary are the nominees in the accessory design category for the 2014 Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Awards.
Platinum design competition opens for entries
The Platinum Guild International USA is now accepting entries for the JCK 2014 Platinum Innovation Awards, which will be presented at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on June 1.
Gemesis, FIT team on diamond design competition
Lab-grown diamond jewelry company Gemesis is sponsoring a jewelry design competition open to students at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and potentially will produce and sell the winning design.
New designers ‘emerge’ at Centurion show
Babette Shennan, Stanislav Drokin and Rhyme & Reason are the winners of this year’s Centurion Emerging Designer competition and, as such, exhibited their jewelry at the show.
Margery Hirschey named 2014 ‘Rising Star’
Designer Margery Hirschey was the winner in the fine jewelry category of the Fashion Group International’s 17th annual Rising Star Awards, and was honored Tuesday night at a ceremony at Cipriani 42nd Street.
JA opens 2014 Case Awards for entries
Entries now are being accepted for Jewelers of America’s 2014 Case Awards, which recognizes JA retail members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.
Winners named in lab-grown diamond design contest
Six winners have been named in the inaugural Rebel Chique Design Competition, which asked entrants to create jewelry using Rebel Chique Diamonds, Royal Asscher’s lab-grown diamond brand.
'Storm' ring reigns at 2014 Spectrum Awards
A 22-carat emerald and diamond ring called "Tropical Storm" by James Currens took home both Best in Show and top honors in the classical category in the American Gem Trade Association’s annual Spectrum design competition.
AGTA names five judges for Spectrum Awards
The American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) has named Jennifer McCurry, Jennie Ma, Barbara Heinrich, John Hatleberg and Jose Hess as the judges for its 2014 Spectrum Awards.
Deadline nearing for Centurion design contest
Entries will be accepted through Sept. 30 for the sixth annual Centurion Emerging Design Competition, a high-end jewelry design contest that will afford two winners a showcase and exhibit space at the Centurion Scottsdale show in February.
2014 marks 30 years for AGTA Spectrum Awards
Next year is the 30th anniversary of the American Gem Trade Association’s (AGTA) Spectrum Awards, which recognize the skills of jewelry designers and lapidaries in the United States and Canada who are working with colored gemstones.