COUTURE Winners Stretch Boundaries of Jewelry Design

The winners of the COUTURE Design Awards, a competition held annually at COUTURE at the Wynn, Las Vegas, were announced on Aug. 25, representing some of the very best in original fine jewelry and luxury timepiece design.

The awards are one of the highlights of COUTURE, a singular U.S. event that brings together renowned heritage brands such as Bell & Ross and David Yurman, emerging design talent, top-tier retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus, and award-winning media outlets from around the world to collaborate and conduct business.

A panel composed of retailers, editors and one fellow designer judge each piece on the merits of design, craftsmanship and salability. All retailers vote for the three finalists in the People’s Choice Award, and the winner is voted on by text at the COUTURE Design Awards, while attending editors select the finalists and winner in the Editors’ Choice Award.

This year’s judges were Kareem Rasheed of Robb Report, Fashion Correspondent Lynn Yaeger, designer Silvia Furmanovich, Liebe Gamble of June Simmons Jewelers and Yael Reinhold Lipnik of Reinhold Jewelers.

The winners are as follows:

DIAMONDS ABOVE $20K

First Place: Sutra

SutraSecond Place: Bayco

Bayco

Third Place: Oscar Heyman

Oscar Heyman

 

DIAMONDS BELOW $20K

First Place: Ondyn

Ondyn

Second Place: 64 Facets

64 Facets

Third Place: Harika

Harika

COLORED GEMSTONES ABOVE $20K

First Place: Vram

“Rotating Scarab Ring” by Vram featuring 18.79 carats of purple sapphires and Paraíba tourmalines in 18-karat yellow gold and sterling silver.

Vram

Second Place: Fernando Jorge 

“Flare Earrings” by Fernando Jorge featuring diamonds totaling 3.38 carats, emeralds and Paraíba tourmalines in 18-karat yellow gold.

Fernando Jorge

Third Place: Graziela Gems

Earrings by Graziela Gems featuring tourmalines, citrines and diamonds.

Graziela Gems

COLORED GEMSTONES BELOW $20K

First Place: Harwell Godfrey

Harwell Godfrey

 

Second Place: Meredith Young

“Chaos Ring” by Meredith Young featuring a hexagon-cut seafoam-green tourmaline totaling 4 carats surrounded by 1.66 carats of princess-cut diamonds.

Meredith Young

Third Place: Venyx World 

Venyx World

PEARLS

First Place: Assael

Assael

Second Place: Rosa Van Parys Jewelry

Rosa Van Parys Jewelry

Third Place: Moksh

Moksh

BRIDAL

First Place: Retrouvaí
Retrouvai

 

Second Place: Busatti

Busatti

Third Place: Campbellian Collection BHI

Campbellian Collection BHI

MEN'S

First Place: Arty A

Arty A

Second Place: Fope

Fope

Third Place: Jorge Adler

Jorge Adler

GOLD

First Place: Mariani

Mariani

Second Place: Buddha Mama

Buddha Mama

Third Place: Shimansky

Shimansky

SILVER

First Place: Tane Mexico 1942
Tane Mexico

 

Second Place: Sheryl Lowe

Shane Lowe

Third Place: Onirikka

Onirikka

HAUTE COUTURE

First Place: Lotus Arts de Vivre

Lotus Arts De Vivre

Second Place: Yeprem

Yeprem

Third Place: Elsa Jin

Elsa Jin

INNOVATIVE

First Place: Studio Renn

Studio Renn

Second Place: Capolavoro

Capolavoro

Third Place: Persée

Persée

DEBUTING AT COUTURE

First Place: Elsa Jin

Elsa Jin

Second Place: Rosa Van Parys Jewelry
Rosa Van Parys Jewelry

 

Third Place: Almasika

Almasika

EDITOR'S CHOICE

First Place: Gismondi 1754

Gismondi 1754

Second Place: Vendorafa
Vendorafa

Third Place: Bayco

Bayco

PEOPLE'S CHOICE

First Place: Assael

Assael

Second Place: Gismondi 1754 

Gismondi 1754

Third Place: Vendorafa

Vendorafa

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