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THE WINNERS & FINALISTS OF THE 2018 J E W E L E R S ’ C H O I C E AWA R D S


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The Jewelers’ Choice Awards—now in their 10th year—remain the only awards in the industry voted on exclusively by retail jewelers! Here’s a rare opportunity to see which pieces the retailers find beautiful and salable! As you’ll see in the 50 categories ahead, there are plenty of amazing pieces in this year’s contest. We are always impressed and flattered by the number of entries, and the number of retailer votes we receive. Congratulations to Shy Creation whose diamond star drop earrings won this year’s Grand Prize (that’s two in a row for Shy!). There were other brands that won multiple awards, including Beverley K, Gabriel & Co., Neon Gems Inc., and Parlé Jewelry Designs. In addition to the award winners, check out our JCK editorial team’s “JCA 5 Faves: 2018 Editors’ Picks” on page 7. It is always fascinating to compare the editorial team’s “eye” with that of the retailers. In addition to exposure in this “Best of the Best” supplement (and in the JCK magazine May issue for the first-place winners), honorees will be celebrated at the Friday morning retailer breakfast at this year’s JCK Las Vegas Show. We’ll roll video of all the winners and will have signage highlighting winners and finalists (we’ll also have bonus copies of this supplement at the event). Congrats again to all winner and finalists, and many thanks to our retailer-readers who got out the vote! See you in Vegas,

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ongratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2018 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards! We hope you find fun and inspiration in reviewing this year’s honorees.


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JCA FAVES 2018 EDITORS’ PICKS We asked the JCK editorial team to cast their “votes” in the Jewelers’ Choice Awards. Here are the pieces they selected as their favorites— among all the entries—and why they love them.


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EMILI VESILIND, SENIOR EDITOR ANYE DESIGNS TOURMALINE RING COLORED STONE JEWELRY, $2,500 AND UNDER “The sheer glamour of this Anye Designs ring is undeniable. It has that ’70s/’80s vibe that I love, and the unusual hues of the stones—13-plus cts. of baguette-cut blue-green tourmalines—totally knock me out. This would look incredible with all-metal yellow gold rings and bracelets. The color would just pop!”

AMY ELLIOTT, ALL THAT GLITTERS BLOGGER PAUL A CREVOSHAY CAMELIA RING COLORED DIAMOND JEWELRY, OVER $10,000 “Spinel is trending in the colored stone category, but Paula Crevoshay has always worked with and adored the stone. I love that she has chosen to use very fine spinels in the classic fiery red hue to replicate the petals of a camellia, which is such a beautiful feminine flower. The yellow and orange diamonds are like the cherry on top and take the jewel into serious luxury territory.”

BRITTANY SIMINITZ, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS FIRE OPAL RING BEST RING DESIGN, $2,501–$10,000 “In a year dominated by shades of pink and purple, I’m fascinated by the orange and green combination of Parlé’s mesmerizing ring. Its free-form Mexican fire opal is alive with color, and the unexpected pairing of a bezel-set mint garnet sets it apart. The piece’s expertly hand-carved texture ensures no detail is left unfinished, attention no jewelry-lover can resist.”

VICTORIA GOMELSKY, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF HUATAI U-TECH TITANIUM JEWELRY CO. FLOWER BROOCH COLORED STONE JEWELRY, $2,501–$10,000 “I fell in love with titanium as a fine jewelry metal more than a decade ago when I was introduced to the awe-inspiring work of the Chinese jewelry artist Wallace Chan, which taught me that despite titanium’s association with techy fields such as aerospace and dentistry, its strength, lightness, and iridescent color range make it well-suited to luxury jewels. This snow-set sapphire brooch from Huatai U-Tech Titanium Jewelry Co. captures everything I love about the Space Age metal: Not only could I wear it with a sheer dress, I adore the way they’ve curled the leaves of the flower, outlined them in black PVD, and topped the piece off with a lustrous baroque Tahitian pearl. Magnificent!”

MELISSA BERNARDO, MANAGING EDITOR WENDY BRANDES JEWELRY TIARA BEST BRIDAL DESIGN, OVER $10,000 “Technically, this Queen of Scots tiara is part of Wendy Brandes’ wedding jewelry collection. (The designer created it for a particular bride, one who possessed a ‘daring attitude toward jewelry’ and a ‘love of snakes.’) But the piece goes way beyond weddings. From the edgy blackened gold to the slinky serpents to the beautifully misshapen South Sea pearl in the center, this headpiece is fit for almost any special occasion. Or just for whenever you want to feel special.”

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BEST OF THE BEST

COLORED DIAMOND JEWELRY $10,000 & UNDER

NEON GEMS INC.

2018 AWARD WINNER

2018 FINALISTS

GABRIEL & CO.

LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION

COLORED DIAMOND JEWELRY OVER $10,000

NOVEL COLLECTION

2018 AWARD WI N N E R 8

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PAULA CREVOSHAY NEON GEMS INC.

2018 FINALISTS


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DIAMOND JEWELRY $2,500 & UNDER

2018 AWARD WINNER

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BERCO JEWELRY COMPANY

2018 FINALISTS

ASHER JEWELRY

DIAMOND JEWELRY $2,501—$10,000

2018 AWARD WINNER GABRIEL & CO. ALON VIVAT SU-RAJ INTER GOLD

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JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

2018 FINALISTS


DIAMOND JEWELRY OVER $10,000

2018 AWARD WINNER

C.KRISHNIAH CHETTY & SONS NEON GEMS INC.

2018 FINALISTS

QAYTEN

COLORED STONE JEWELRY $2,500 & UNDER

BERCO JEWELRY COMPANY

2018 AWARD WINNER

ANYE

2018 FINALISTS

PARLÉ JEWELRY

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BEST OF THE BEST

COLORED STONE JEWELRY $2,501—$10,000

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BEST OF THE BEST

COLORED STONE JEWELRY OVER $10,000

2018 AWARD WINNER

WENDY BRANDES JEWELRY

2018 FINALISTS

LIBERTY DIAMONDS

GRAZIELA

LAB-GROWN DIAMOND AND/OR GEMSTONE JEWELRY ALL PRICES

CHATHAM

2018 AWARD WI N N E R 14

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LAFONN CHATHAM

2018 FINALISTS


PEARL JEWELRY $2,500 & UNDER

2018 AWARD WINNER

BERND WOLF GMBH

ALAMEA HAWAII

2018 FINALISTS

BELLE ÉTOILE

PEARL JEWELRY OVER $2,500

ALAMEA HAWAII

2018 AWARD WINNER

GALATEA: JEWELRY BY ARTIST

GALATEA: JEWELRY BY ARTIST

2018 FINALISTS

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

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BEST OF THE BEST

TANZANITE JEWELRY $10,000 & UNDER

2018 AWARD WINNER

EAST ARTS JEWELRY MFY. LTD

2018 FINALISTS

BEVERLEY K

JYE’S INTERNATIONAL INC.

TANZANITE JEWELRY OVER $10,000

MINDHAM FINE JEWELLERY

2018 AWARD WI N N E R 16

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

C.KRISHNIAH CHETTY & SONS

YAEL DESIGNS

2018 FINALISTS


BEST OF THE BEST

PLATINUM JEWELRY $10,000 & UNDER

2018 AWARD WINNER

GABRIEL & CO.

MALO CREATIONS

2018 FINALISTS

BEVERLEY K

PLATINUM JEWELRY OVER $10,000

OMI PRIVÉ

2018 AWARD WINNER 18

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

NEON GEMS INC.

2018 FINALIST

MICHAEL SCHOFIELD & CO.


BEST OF THE BEST

GOLD JEWELRY $2,500 & UNDER

MARIKA DESERT-GOLD

2018 AWARD WINNER

SHY CREATION

2018 FINALISTS

STULLER INC.

GOLD JEWELRY OVER $2,500

BEVERLEY K

2018 AWARD WI N N ER 20

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NEON GEMS INC.

LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION

2018 FINALISTS


SILVER JEWELRY $500 & UNDER

MEDITATIONRINGS

2018 AWARD WINNER

2018 FINALISTS

FREDERIC DUCLOS

GABRIEL & CO.

SILVER JEWELRY $501–$1,000

BREUNING

2018 AWARD WINNER

BREUNING

FREDERIC DUCLOS

2018 FINALISTS

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

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BEST OF THE BEST

SILVER JEWELRY OVER $1,000

GABRIEL & CO.

2018 AWARD WINNER VAHAN JEWELRY

2018 FINALISTS

PIYARO BY AIYA DESIGNS

CONTEMPORARY METAL JEWELRY $500 & UNDER

MALO CREATIONS

2018 AWARD WI N N E R 22

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THORSTEN

THORSTEN

2018 FINALISTS


BEST OF THE BEST

CONTEMPORARY METAL JEWELRY OVER $500

2018 AWARD WINNER

MARIA RZEWUSKA DESIGNERSCHMUCK LASHBROOK

2018 FINALISTS

LASHBROOK

MIXED METAL JEWELRY $1,000 & UNDER

GABRIEL & CO.

2018 AWARD WINNER 24

JEWELERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CHOICE AWARDS 2018

MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY

LASHBROOK

2018 FINALISTS


Win Big with Berco MIXED METAL JEWELRY OVER $1,000

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FINALIST, DIAMOND JEWELRY

$2,500 & Under

FINALIST, COLORED STONE JEWELRY

2018 AWARD WINNER

$2,500 & Under

LIKA BEHAR COLLECTION

FINALIST, BEST PRICE POINT

$500 & Under

FINALIST, PERSONALIZED JEWELRY

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MALO CREATIONS

2018 FINALISTS

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BEST OF THE BEST

PERSONALIZED JEWELRY $500 & UNDER

BERCO JEWELRY COMPANY

2018 AWARD WINNER

KINDRED KEEPSAKE JEWELRY

STULLER INC.

2018 FINALISTS

PERSONALIZED JEWELRY OVER $500

LIVEN

2018 AWARD WINNER 26

JEWELERSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; CHOICE AWARDS 2018

GABRIEL & CO.

2018 FINALISTS

DORIAN & ROSE


MEN’S JEWELRY $1,000 & UNDER

THORSTEN

2018 AWARD WI N N E R

THORSTEN

WILLIAM HENRY

2018 FINALISTS

MEN’S JEWELRY OVER $1,000

MALO CREATIONS

2018 AWARD WI N N E R

LASHBROOK SHY CREATION

2018 FINALISTS JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST PRICE POINT $500 & UNDER

ELISA ILANA JEWELRY

2018 AWARD WINNER

GABRIEL & CO.

2018 FINALISTS

BERCO JEWELRY CO.

BEST PRICE POINT $501–$1,000

TASHA R LLC

2018 AWARD WI N N ER 28

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

ALAMEA HAWAII GABRIEL & CO.

2018 FINALISTS


FASHION/BRIDGE JEWELRY $500 & UNDER

ELLE TIME & JEWELRY

2018 AWARD WI N N E R

ÉVOCATEUR

MARAHLAGO

2018 FINALISTS

FASHION/BRIDGE JEWELRY OVER $500

LIKA BEHAR

2018 AWARD WI N N ER

BERND WOLF GMBH

2018 FINALISTS

7CS

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST EARRING DESIGN $2,500 & UNDER

2018

GRAND PRIZE WINNER

ED LEVIN JEWELRY

2018 AWARD WINNER

2018 FINALISTS

GABRIEL & CO.

SHY CREATION

BEST EARRING DESIGN $2,501–$10,000

GABRIEL & CO.

2018 AWARD WINNER 30

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

PETER LAM JEWELLERY LTD.

2018 FINALISTS


BEST EARRING DESIGN OVER $10,000

2018 AWARD WINNER

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS PENNY PREVILLE

2018 FINALISTS

NOVEL COLLECTION

BEST BRACELET DESIGN $2,500 & UNDER

BELLE ÉTOILE

SHY CREATION

2018 AWARD WI N N ER

MIRA STYLE JEWELLERY CO. LTD

2018 FINALISTS JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST BRACELET DESIGN $2,501–$10,000

2018 AWARD WINNER

I.REISS SHY CREATION

2018 FINALISTS

EAST ARTS JEWELRY MFY. LTD

BEST BRACELET DESIGN OVER $10,000

PRINCE JEWELERS BAPALAL KESHAVLAL

2018 AWARD WINNER 32

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

JYE’S INTERNATIONAL INC.

2018 FINALISTS


BEST RING DESIGN $2,500 & UNDER

2018 AWARD WINNER

CONTINENTAL JEWELRY (MFG) LTD. MARIKA DESERT-GOLD

2018 FINALISTS

GABRIEL & CO.

BEST RING DESIGN $2,501–$10,000

TASHA R LLC

2018 AWARD WI N N ER

CROWNRING

I.REISS

2018 FINALISTS JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST RING DESIGN OVER $10,000

2018 AWARD WINNER

ANDE JEWELRY DALLAS PRINCE DESIGNS

2018 FINALISTS

NORMAN SILVERMAN DIAMONDS

BEST NECKLACE DESIGN $2,500 & UNDER

GABRIEL & CO.

2018 AWARD WI N N E R 34

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS SHY CREATION

ANDE JEWELRY

2018 FINALISTS


BEST NECKLACE DESIGN $2,501–$10,000

2018 AWARD WINNER

SHY CREATION

PARLÉ JEWELRY

2018 FINALISTS

ZEN DIAMOND

BEST NECKLACE DESIGN OVER $10,000

CONTINENTAL JEWELRY (MFG) LTD.

2018 AWARD WINNER

NEON GEMS INC.

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

2018 FINALISTS

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST BRIDAL DESIGN $2,500 & UNDER

BRILLIANT EARTH

2018 AWARD WINNER SHY CREATION

2018 FINALISTS

BEVERLEY K

BEST BRIDAL DESIGN $2,501–$5,000

GABRIEL & CO.

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SHY CREATION

2018 FINALISTS

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST BRIDAL DESIGN $5,001–$10,000

MARTIN FLYER—JUST JULES

2018 AWARD WINNER GABRIEL & CO.

2018 FINALISTS

LEO SCHACHTER DIAMONDS

BEST BRIDAL DESIGN OVER $10,000

CHRISTOPHER DESIGNS

2018 AWARD WINNER 38

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2018

NEON GEMS INC.

OMI PRIVÉ

2018 FINALISTS


BEST STATEMENT PIECE $10,000 - $30,000

2018 AWARD WINNER

KATHERINE LEGRANDCUSTOM GOLDSMITH KISEKI

2018 FINALISTS

MASON-KAY JADE

BEST STATEMENT PIECE OVER $30,000

J.R. DUNN JEWELERS PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

2018 AWARD WI N N ER

2018 FINALISTS

OMI PRIVÉ

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Liven ........................................................... 26 Malo Creations........................................... 18, 22, 25, 27 Marahlago .................................................. 29 Maria Rzewuska Designerschmuck......... 24 Marika Desert-Gold ................................... 20, 33 Martin Flyerâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Just Jules............................ 38 Mason-Kay Jade ........................................ 39 Maui Divers Jewelry.................................. 24 MeditationRings ........................................ 21 Mindham Fine Jewellery........................... 16 Michael Schofield & Co. ............................ 18 Mira Style Jewellery Co. Ltd. .................... 31 Neon Gems Inc. ......................................... 8, 11, 18, 20, 35, 38 Norman Silverman Diamonds .................. 34 Novel Collection ........................................ 8, 31 Omi Privé.................................................... 12, 18, 38, 39 Parlé Jewelry Designs............................... 11, 12, 30, 31, 34, 35, 39 Paula Crevoshay........................................ 8 Penny Preville ............................................ 31 Peter Lam Jewellery Ltd. .......................... 30 Philip Zahm Designs.................................. 25 PiYaRo by Aiya Designs ............................ 22 Prince Jewelers ......................................... 32 Qayten ........................................................ 11 Shy Creation............................................... 10, 20, 27, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36 Stuller Inc. .................................................. 20, 26 Su-Raj Inter Gold........................................ 10 Tasha R LLC ................................................ 28, 33 Thorsten ..................................................... 22, 27 Vahan Jewelry ........................................... 22 Wendy Brandes Jewelry ........................... 14 William Henry............................................. 27 Yael Designs............................................... 16 Zen Diamond.............................................. 35

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