Bulgari earned a Town & Country Jewelry Award for its Wild Pop collection, released last year. Pictured is a necklace from the collection. (Image courtesy of Bulgari)
New York—When longtime jewelry-loving magazine editor Stellene Volandes nabbed the top spot at Town & Country, jewelry lovers knew they were in for a treat.

Volandes didn't disappoint when a little over a year into her editor-in-chief role, the magazine announced the creation of the Town & Country Jewelry Awards.

In 2018, the inaugural event was held at Hearst Tower, but late last month, the awards’ second iteration took on a more spirited air, setting up shop at The Standard, High Line Hotel in New York City’s Meatpacking District.

Shining even brighter than the jewel-bedecked celebrities in attendance, like Kelly Ripa, were the honored talent, representing both new and established design voices.

Here were the night’s big winners, chosen by Town & Country editors and a panel of jewelry aficionados, as announced online and in Town & Country’s February issue.

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Gold Designer of the Year: Roberto Coin
Finalists: Vram, Judy Geib


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Innovator of the Year: Vhernier


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Legend of the Year: Van Cleef & Arpels


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Champion of the Year: Lizzie Tisch


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Breakthrough Designer of the Year: Emmanuel Tarpin


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Pearl Designer of the Year: Mizuki
Finalists: Mikimoto, Assael


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Red Carpet Stylist of the Year: Kate Young


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Diamond Designer of the Year: De Beers
Finalists: Lugano Diamonds, Nikos Koulis


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Jewelry Watch of the Year: Cartier


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Colored Stone Designer of the Year: Chopard
Finalists: Irene Neuwirth, Martin Katz


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Philanthropic Collection of the Year: Tiffany & Co.


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Collection of the Year: Bulgari Wild Pop

Read more about the awards at townandcountrymag.com.




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