Best of the Best 2021

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BEST OF THE BEST 2021

T­ H E W I N N E R S & F I N A L I S T S O F T H E JEWELERS CHOICE AWARDS



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BEST OF THE BEST

CONTENTS

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Editors and Inf luencers

10 Colored Diamond Jewelry 11

Diamond Jewelry

12 Colored Stone Jewelry 13

Pearl Jewelry

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Tanzanite Jewelry

17 Lab-Grown Diamond and/or Gemstone Jewelry 17

Platinum Jewelry

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Gold Jewelry

20 Personalized Jewelry 20

Silver Jewelry

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Mixed Metal Jewelry

22 Fashion/Bridge Jewelry 23

Men’s Jewelry

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Best Price Point

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Best Ring Design

26 Best Necklace Design 28

Best Earring Design

29 Best Bracelet Design 31

Best Bridal Design

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Best Statement Piece

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Index

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ONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards winners! It has been a crazy year all around, and it’s a thrill to see beautiful design prevail in its prominent role in our industry. We hope that you are inspired to inquire further about the pieces you see and adore. Ultimately, these awards are about showing the retail community which products your peers rank best. In a retailing world where curation plays an ever more important role, we hope these pieces will add to your store’s unique mix. Congratulations to Lika Behar Collection, whose Wiredance Bracelet won this year’s grand prize. Kudos also go to the brands that won multiple awards, including Gabriel & Co., Parlé Jewelry Designs, Shy Creation, Marisa Perry Atelier, and Neon Gems, to name a few. We look forward to celebrating the contest’s firstplace winners in the July pre-show issue of JCK magazine. While I’ll be in my new role at Jewelers Mutual Insurance by the time you read this, seeing the Best of the Best evolve through the years has been one of the joys of my career. Though this is my last time presiding over these awards, I will always celebrate your wins. Congrats again!

MARK SMELZER FORMER PUBLISHER

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Meet the Judges of the New Editors’ & Influencers’ Choice Awards EDITORS

VICTORIA GOMELSKY

MELISSA ROSE BERNARDO

EMILI VESILIND

Victoria has been the EIC of JCK since 2010, and is a frequent ­contributor to the New York Times. She graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in political science and earned her MFA in nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She is based in Los Angeles.

At JCK, Melissa spends her time searching for Stores We Adore, scouting red carpet trends, and penning punny headlines. Three nights a week, you’ll find her at the theater, reviewing shows for outlets such as New York Stage Review and Entertainment Weekly.

A nine-year veteran of JCK, Emili covers retail and oversees all of JCK ’s social networks. She formerly worked as a staff fashion writer at the Los Angeles Times and WWD. She lives in the Washington, D.C., suburbs with her husband and two kids.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

MANAGING EDITOR

SENIOR EDITOR + SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

BRITTANY SIMINITZ CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Britt got her start in the industry working for a ­family-owned retailer out of college. She loves exploring the work of both ­emerging and new-to-her jewelry designers. She lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and baby girl.

AMY ELLIOTT CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

Amy is the author of ­JCKonline’s style- and culturefocused All That Glitters blog, known for its lively curations, designer spotlights, and vintage jewelry–related topics. Her work has also appeared in ­DuJour, Caviar Affair, Martha Stewart Weddings, Galerie, and 1st Dibs’ blog The Study.

INFLUENCERS

HANNAH BECKER

SEVERINE FERRARI

BENJAMIN G. GUTTERY

DANIELLE MIELE

KATERINA PEREZ

An artist, gemologist, and consultant, Hannah founded ­Diamondoodles as the ­expression of years of fine arts training, glitter theory, and sparkle obsession. Her followers appreciate her unique ability to educate and her eye for color.

Severine is the founder of Engagement 101, the first multimedia platform f­or couples planning ­engagements. In 2018, she debuted Propose Too, an ­initiative to highlight women who flip the script and propose to their boyfriends.

Benjamin started Third Coast Gems six years ago to ­spotlight the industry at large and up-and-coming talent. Over his 15-year career, he has been ­featured in such publications as the New York Post, JCK, the Observer, InStore, and Forbes.

Danielle has been a jewelry collector since she was 4. But her career in the ­industry ­officially began in 2008 with her blog, Gem ­Gossip. She ­focuses on trends, antique jewels, celebrity style, designers, and gem/jewelry education.

A Gem-A–trained gemologist, the Russian-born, Londonbased Katerina has worked as a journalist since 2011. In 2013, she founded ­KaterinaPerez.com, where she champions the work of talented jewelers across the globe.

@DIAMONDOODLES

@ENGAGEMENT101

ERICA SILVERGLIDE

@GEMOLOGYGEEK

Erica uses her GIA training and unabashed love of rocks, minerals, and gems to give color-loving Instagrammers a #Gemacation. Follow her when you need a GemGeekOut.

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@THIRDCOASTGEMS

@GEMGOSSIP

@KATERINA_PEREZ

BECKY STONE @DIAMONDSINTHELIBRARY

A writer/editor–turned–professional jewelry lover (and founder of the blog Diamonds in the Library), Becky is on a quest to discover the world’s most noteworthy jewels.


Award-Winning Jewelry Designs Thank you for voting for our original designs in the JCK Jewelry Awards. Stuller is honored to receive these awards that recognize excellence in jewelry design and the incredible talent that makes it all possible. For more than 50 years, Stuller has dedicated itself to providing high-quality, stylish designs to jewelers around the world. We honor our in-house design team, our expert craftspeople, and you for being a part of our story.

Get inspired at Stuller.com/AwardWinning.

1ST PLACE

Personalized Jewelry Editors’ Choice & Influencers’ Choice

2ND PLACE

Best Bridal Design Item: 124468

Item: 87512

2ND PLACE

Best Necklace Design Item: 87526

3RD PLACE

Colored Stone Jewelry Item: 72150

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BEST OF THE BEST

Colored Diamonds ALL PRICE POINTS

WINNER NEON GEMS

NOVEL COLLECTION

E d i tors’ C h oice

WINNER

In fl u e n ce rs ’ Ch o i ce

FINALIST MALAKAN DIAMOND

FINALIST SHY CREATION

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WINNER


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Diamonds OVER $2,500

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

WINNER SHY CREATION

Ed itors’ C h oice

WINNER

Diamonds $2,500 & UNDER

FINALIST MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY

WINNER GABRIEL & CO. Influ encers’ C h oice

WINNER

FINALIST SHY CREATION

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BEST OF THE BEST

Colored Stones OVER $10,000

WINNER RICARDO BASTA FINE JEWELRY

FINALIST TAMARA COMOLLI FINE JEWELRY

FINALIST MARISA PERRY ATELIER

Colored Stones $2,501–$10,000

JUST JULES

FINALIST ANYE DESIGNS

Edi to rs ’ Ch o i ce

WINNER

WINNER GRAZIELA GEMS

In fl u e n ce rs ’ Ch o i ce

WINNER

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

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BEST OF THE BEST

Colored Stones $2,500 & UNDER

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

WINNER SHY CREATION FINALIST STULLER

Pearl OVER $2,500

WINNER ROSA VAN PARYS JEWELRY

WINNER ALAMEA HAWAII

E d itors’ C h oice

WINNER

FINALIST MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY Influencers’ Ch o i ce

WINNER

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BEST OF THE BEST

Pearl $2,500 & UNDER

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

WINNER PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS E di to rs’ & Influencers’

WINNER

JCK JEWELRY AWARDS 2020

FINALIST MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY

WINNER SHY CREATION

Tanzanite ALL PRICE POINTS

FINALIST YAEL DESIGNS

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The Original Created Moissanite™

2021 FINALIST

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BEST OF THE BEST

Lab-Grown ALL PRICE POINTS

FINALIST CHARLES & COLVARD

FINALIST MEYLOR GLOBAL

WINNER SMILING ROCKS

Ed itors ’ & Influencers’

WINNER

Platinum OVER $10,000

FINALIST NEON GEMS E d i to rs ’ Ch o i ce

WINNER

FINALIST JYES INTERNATIONAL WINNER RAHAMINOV DIAMONDS Influencers’ Ch o i ce

WINNER

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GABRIELNY.COM


BEST OF THE BEST

Gold OVER $2,500

WINNER MARISA PERRY ATELIER

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

Influencers’ Ch o i ce

Edi to rs ’ Ch o i ce

WINNER

WINNER

FINALIST JYES INTERNATIONAL

Gold $2,500 & UNDER

FINALIST FILOSTIL WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST JYES INTERNATIONAL

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BEST OF THE BEST

Personalized ALL PRICE POINTS

FINALIST ALICE SUNDERLAND

FINALIST MITCHELL K. JEWELRY

WINNER STULLER

E d i to rs ’ & Influencers’

WINNER

Silver

FINALIST ALWAND VAHAN JEWELRY

OVER $1,000

FINALIST SAMUEL B COLLECTION WINNER PIYARO BY AIYA DESIGNS

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BEST OF THE BEST

Silver $501–$1,000

WINNER LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION WINNER SAMUEL B COLLECTION

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

Influencers’ Ch o i ce

WINNER

Silver $500 & UNDER

WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST FREDERICK GOLDMAN

E d i to rs ’ C h o i ce

WINNER

FINALIST LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION

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BEST OF THE BEST

Mixed Metal ALL PRICE POINTS

FINALIST BELLE BROOKE E d i to rs ’ Ch o i ce

WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

WINNER Influencers’ Ch o i ce

FINALIST LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION

WINNER

Fashion/Bridge ALL PRICE POINTS

FINALIST ANIA HAIE

WINNER ARY D’PO

Influencers’ C h o i ce

WINNER

E d i to rs ’ Ch o i ce

WINNER FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

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BEST OF THE BEST

Men’s ALL PRICE POINTS

FINALIST PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

RICARDO BASTA FINE JEWELRY E d i to rs ’ & Influencers’

WINNER

FINALIST FREDERICK GOLDMAN

WINNER CARLEX

Best Price Point $501–$1,000

FINALIST ASHER JEWELRY Ed itors’ C h oice

WINNER SHY CREATION

WINNER

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

YAEL DESIGNS Influencers’ Ch o i ce

WINNER

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BEST OF THE BEST

Best Price Point $500 & UNDER

FINALIST CHIC PISTACHIO

WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST ANYE DESIGNS

Best Ring OVER $10,000

WINNER RAHAMINOV DIAMONDS FINALIST HELANNONA

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FINALIST MARISA PERRY ATELIER


BEST OF THE BEST

Best Ring $5,001–$10,000

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

E d i to rs ’ C h o i ce

WINNER WINNER NEON GEMS

Influencers’ C h o i ce

FINALIST DALLAS PRINCE DESIGNS

FINALIST SETTU DOSHI

WINNER

SCHAFFRATH

Best Ring $2,501–$5,000

WINNER PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

WINNER SHY CREATION

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BEST OF THE BEST

Best Ring

WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

$2,500 & UNDER

FINALIST ALAMEA HAWAII

Best Necklace OVER $10,000

FINALIST MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY

E d i to rs ’ C h o i ce

WINNER

WINNER SHY CREATION

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

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FINALIST SHY CREATION


BEST OF THE BEST

Best Necklace $2,501–$10,000

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

WINNER GEROCHRISTO JEWELRY

Influencers’ C h oice

WINNER

FINALIST SHY CREATION

Best Necklace $2,500 & UNDER

WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST SHY CREATION

FINALIST STULLER

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BEST OF THE BEST

Best Earring OVER $10,000

FINALIST RAHAMINOV DIAMONDS

Influencers’ C h o i ce

WINNER

WINNER PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS FINALIST NOVEL COLLECTION

Best Earring $5,001–$10,000

WINNER PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS E d i to rs’ C h o i ce

WINNER FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST AJIT ROY DESIGNS

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BEST OF THE BEST

Best Earring $5,000 & UNDER

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST SHY CREATION

WINNER SETTU DOSHI

WINNER I.REISS

Best Bracelet OVER $10,000

FINALIST TAMARA COMOLLI FINE JEWELRY E d i to rs ’ & Influencers’

WINNER

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

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BEST OF THE BEST

WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

Best Bracelet

FINALIST SHY CREATION

$2,501–$10,000

FINALIST LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION

FINALIST SHY CREATION

Best Bracelet $2,500 & UNDER

BEST IN SHOW

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

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WINNER LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION


BEST OF THE BEST

Best Bridal OVER $10,000

WINNER MARISA PERRY ATELIER E d i to rs ’ & Influencers’

WINNER

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST YAEL DESIGNS

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BEST OF THE BEST

Best Bridal $5,001–$10,000

WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST SYLVIE COLLECTION

Best Bridal $2,501–$5,000

FINALIST NOAM CARVER

WINNER BRILLIANT EARTH

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

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FINALIST BRILLIANT EARTH


BEST OF THE BEST

Best Bridal $2,500 & UNDER

FINALIST STULLER

WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

FINALIST ANYE DESIGNS

Best Statement Piece OVER $30,000

FINALIST NORMAN SILVERMAN DIAMONDS

FINALIST TARIQ RIAZ Influencers’ C h oice WINNER NEON GEMS

WINNER

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BEST OF THE BEST

Best Statement Piece $10,000–$30,000

WINNER RICARDO BASTA FINE JEWELRY

FINALIST GABRIEL & CO.

WINNER WEMPE JEWELERS E d itors’ C h oice

WINNER

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Index AJIT ROY DESIGNS .................................. 28

MALAKAN DIAMOND .............................. 10

ALAMEA HAWAII ...................................... 13, 26

MARISA PERRY ATELIER ......................... 12, 19, 24, 31

ALICE SUNDERLAND ............................... 20

MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY .......................... 11, 13, 15, 26

ALWAND VAHAN JEWELRY.................... 20

MEYLOR GLOBAL ...................................... 17

ANIA HAIE .................................................. 22

MITCHELL K. JEWELRY ............................ 20

ANYE DESIGNS ......................................... 12, 24, 33

NEON GEMS .............................................. 10, 17, 25, 33

ARY D’PO .................................................... 22

NOAM CARVER ......................................... 32

ASHER JEWELRY....................................... 23

NORMAN SILVERMAN DIAMONDS ...... 33

BELLE BROOKE .......................................... 22

NOVEL COLLECTION ................................. 10, 28

BRILLIANT EARTH .................................... 32

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS ..................... 15, 23, 25, 28

CARLEX ....................................................... 23

PIYARO BY AIYA DESIGNS ..................... 20

CHARLES & COLVARD .............................. 17

RAHAMINOV DIAMONDS ....................... 17, 24, 28

CHIC PISTACHIO ....................................... 24

RICARDO BASTA FINE JEWELRY ........... 12, 23, 34

DALLAS PRINCE DESIGNS ...................... 25

ROSA VAN PARYS JEWELRY .................. 13

FILOSTIL ..................................................... 19

SAMUEL B COLLECTION ......................... 20, 21

FREDERICK GOLDMAN ............................ 21, 23

SCHAFFRATH ............................................. 25

GABRIEL & CO. .......................................... 11, 12, 13, 15,

SETTU DOSHI ............................................ 25, 29

19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34 GEROCHRISTO JEWELRY ........................ 27

SHY CREATION .......................................... 10, 11, 13, 15, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30

GRAZIELA GEMS ....................................... 12

SMILING ROCKS ....................................... 17

HELANNONA ............................................. 24

STULLER ..................................................... 13, 20, 27, 33

I.REISS ........................................................ 29

SYLVIE COLLECTION ................................ 32

JUST JULES ............................................... 12

TAMARA COMOLLI FINE JEWELRY ....... 12, 29

JYES INTERNATIONAL ............................ 17, 19

TARIQ RIAZ ................................................ 33

LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION ....................... 21, 22, 30

WEMPE JEWELERS .................................. 34 YAEL DESIGNS .......................................... 15, 23, 31

This company index is published as a convenience and not as part of the Jewelers’ Choice Awards contract. Every care has been taken to index companies correctly. No allowance will be made for errors due to spelling, incorrect page numbers, or failure to insert or include information.

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