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Here Are the Winners of JA’s 2019 CASE Awards

Events & AwardsApr 30, 2019

Here Are the Winners of JA’s 2019 CASE Awards

The jewelry design contest recognizes retail members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence.

Jewelers of America has announced the winners of its 2019 CASE Awards for retail members, including this necklace, which won first place in the “Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000” category. (Photo courtesy of Bart Gorin Photography)

New York—Jewelers of America held the judging for its 29th annual CASE Awards for jewelry design a few weeks ago, and the winners have been announced.

JA’s national design competition for jewelry retailers recognizes its retail members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.

A panel of judges selected first and second place winners from 54 entries from retail members in four retail pricing categories: Jewelry to $2,000; $2,001 to $5,000; $5,001 to $10,000; and $10,001 and over.

The judges were National Jeweler’s Brecken Branstrator; Amy Elliott, JCK contributor and All That Glitters columnist; Deirdre Featherstone of Featherstone Design; Jewelers of America’s Amanda Gizzi; JB Jones, co-founder of NYC Jewelry Week; Erica Silverglide of GemologyGeek; and Maria Tsangaropoulos, GIA Jewelry Manufacturing Arts instructor.

They evaluated each pieced based on overall design, marketability, practicality/wearability and quality of manufacture.

Here are the competition’s eight winners. (Photos courtesy of Bart Gorin Photography)

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

“The CASE Awards shine a spotlight on the custom designs of the talented jewelers in Jewelers of America Member stores across the country,” JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte said. “We are excited to offer a national platform to recognize the creativity and fine craftsmanship of these JA members.”
Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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