Centurion recognizes design award winners
February 12, 2014
Douglas Sills of A. Link, left, accepts the Centurion Design Award in the bridal category from presenter Richard Zucker of Exhibit Management Company. The awards ceremony was held Feb. 3 in Scottsdale.
Scottsdale, Ariz.--A dozen designers exhibiting at the Centurion show were recognized with a 2014 Centurion Design Award at a ceremony held Feb. 3.
The Centurion show took place Feb. 1 to 4 in Scottsdale, Ariz., and all pieces entered into the contest were on display for two days so retailers could anonymously vote on their top picks in each of the 12 categories.
This year, the entered pieces also were submitted anonymously, with each accompanied by a description but not the designer’s name.
Veranda magazine sponsored the awards and dinner, with opening remarks from Editor-in-Chief Clinton Smith and Kate Kelly Smith, publishing director of the Hearst Design Group.
The winners in each category are as follows.
Bridal--A. Link & Co.’s platinum shared prong halo engagement ring with detailing on the shank
Colored Stone Classic--Jack Abraham’s platinum and 18-karat yellow gold Thai ruby ring
Colored Stone Fashion--Spark Creations’ necklace set with a 38.30-carat Ethiopian opal, spessartite and diamonds with yellow gold accents
Contemporary Metals--Rebecca’s bronze cuff plated with 24-karat rose gold featuring shimmer accents
Diamond Classic--William Levine’s platinum bracelet with 19 cushion-cut diamonds and 412 full-cut diamonds
Diamond Fashion--Siera Jewelry’s 18-karat white gold necklace with diamonds and onyx
Gold--Heather Moore’s 14-karat yellow gold locket with the raised date and interior plate in 14-karat white gold and channel-set diamond hinged cap
Mixed Precious Metals--Arman Sarkisyan’s 22-karat gold and oxidized silver necklace with diamonds, rubellite, kyanite and sapphires
Pearl--Yvel’s 18-karat white gold bracelet with baroque freshwater soufflé pearls and diamonds
Platinum--Coast Diamonds’ platinum ring with a heart-shaped spinel and diamonds
Sterling Silver--Syna’s silver owl pendant with 18-karat yellow gold accents, champagne diamonds and tsavorite eyes
Watches--Marco Moore’s Swiss-made, numbered and limited-edition timepiece with multicolored baguette-cut sapphires and diamonds