Jewelers of America CASE Award Winners Announced
Jewelers of America (JA) has unveiled the winners of its 33rd annual CASE Awards for jewelry design, recognizing retail and supply members whose pieces exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.
A panel of judges selected honorees out of more than 150 entries in eight categories based on overall design, marketability, originality and quality of manufacture, JA said last week. One retailer and a supplier entry were also named Best in Show.
“Jewelers of America’s CASE Awards design competition highlights the fine craftsmanship, creativity, and talent of Jewelers of America member designers and bench jewelers,” said JA spokesperson Amanda Gizzi. “The winners in each category are incredible examples of what consumers can expect to find at their local Jewelers of America member store.”
Winners receive a customized CASE Award trophy and national and local media coverage.
The 2023 CASE award winners are as follows:
Retailer: Jewelry up to $2,000
Fallston, North Carolina
Designed by Jennifer Beatty
14-karat white gold Lotta Love ring containing 13 marquise diamonds, created from three separate rings.
Retailer: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000
La Cañada, California
Designed by Ani Babayan and Avi Babayan
14-karat yellow gold necklace featuring a 78.67-carat boulder opal with green-blue and black hues and 42 round natural pavé diamonds. The necklace has a paper clip Italian chain attached on both sides of the stone.
Retailer: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000
Designed by Marianne Köle and Laura Thomann
18-karat rose gold ring that features an 11.09-carat teardrop-cut citrine and 62 brilliant-cut diamonds.
Retailer: Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000
Designed by Hans Schullin and Laura Thomann
18-karat rose gold Smile necklace with 144 brilliant-cut pavé set diamonds in every other arch. The center features a diamond-set 18-karat white gold smile and 12 orange sapphires.
Retailer: Best in Show
San Francisco, California
Designed by Sarkis Sarkissian
Platinum ring containing a heat-treated 9.05-carat octagonal step-cut natural sapphire; prong set with two antique-cut marquise and two round brilliant-cut diamonds.
Supplier: Jewelry up to $2,000
Astoria, New York
Designed by Jorge Valdes
18-karat rose gold Sparks stud earrings with round white diamonds.
Supplier: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000
Designed by Martha Seely
Stardust dangle earrings in 14-karat white gold with tanzanites, sapphires and diamonds.
Supplier: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000
Designed by Tabayer
Handcrafted 18-karat Fairmined rose gold Oera ring with a 1.32-carat brown diamond.
Supplier: Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000
New York, New York
Designed by Sardwell
18-karat yellow gold Guardian Gold Temple pendant with a central golden South Sea pearl framed with diamond patterns and shibori-inspired cutouts in platinum. The back of the pearl is framed with a cherry blossom motif. The pendant hangs from a strand of golden ombré South Sea pearls.
Supplier: Best in Show
Designed by Katherine Jetter
Unicorn ring featuring a square emerald-cut tanzanite, tapered baguette diamonds and ombré blue sapphire set in 18-karat yellow gold with a blue rhodium finish.
Main image: The ring by Giraux Fine Jewelry that won Best in Show. (Jewelers of America)