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.”

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