By Michelle Graff
Phyne by Paige Novick’s 14-karat yellow gold “Celia” chain earrings feature white diamonds ($3,500)
New York--Paige Novick is a designer to watch, according to the Fashion Group International, which recognized her with a Rising Star 2015 Award on Friday. 

Novick’s jewelry line, Phyne by Paige Novick, took the top award in the Fine Jewelry category at the 18th annual Rising Star Awards, which recognize emerging talent in the fashion and design industries. Novick beat out Eva Fehren and Lisa Black Jewellery. 

Novick, who designs both fine and costume jewelry, launched her luxury accessories company in 2008. According to her website, she interned with fashion mogul Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel and is a self-proclaimed Francophile, meaning she has a strong interest in France and its history, culture and people. 

Novick’s Phyne line offers pieces in 14-karat gold with diamonds and various gemstones including pearls, white topaz and turquoise. 

In addition to Fine Jewelry, other Rising Star categories included Men’s Wear, Retail, Home/Interiors and Accessories. All of the 2015 Rising Stars were honored at New York’s Cipriani 42nd Street.

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