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BEST OF THE BEST

THE WINNERS & FINALISTS OF THE 2019 H E WRIDNSN E R S & F I N A L I S T S J E W E L E R S ’ C H O I C E TAWA 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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EDITORS’ PICKS COLORED DIAMOND JEWELRY DIAMOND JEWELRY COLORED STONE JEWELRY LAB-GROWN DIAMOND AND/OR GEMSTONE JEWELRY PEARL JEWELRY TANZANITE JEWELRY PLATINUM JEWELRY GOLD JEWELRY SILVER JEWELRY CONTEMPORARY METAL JEWELRY

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MIXED METAL JEWELRY

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FASHION/BRIDGE JEWELRY

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PERSONALIZED JEWELRY MEN’S JEWELRY

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BEST PRICE POINT BEST EARRING DESIGN BEST BRACELET DESIGN BEST RING DESIGN BEST NECKLACE DESIGN BEST BRIDAL DESIGN BEST STATEMENT PIECE INDEX

BEST OF THE BEST

THE WINNERS & FINALISTS OF THE 2019 H E WRIDNSN E R S & F I N A L I S T S J E W E L E R S ’ C H O I C E TAWA 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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JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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ongratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2019 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards! We hope you are captivated and inspired by this year’s honorees. Now in its 12th year, the Jewelers’ Choice Awards remains the only honor in the industry that is voted on exclusively by retail jewelers. It’s a rare opportunity to see which pieces the retailers find both beautiful and salable. As you’ll see in the many categories ahead, there are so many innovative standout pieces in this year’s contest. As always, we are impressed and gratified by the quantity of entries and number of retailer votes we receive. Congratulations to Mizrahi of Beverly Hills whose bespoke pink diamond ring won this year’s grand prize. Kudos also go to the brands who won multiple awards, including Belle Étoile, Paula Crevoshay, and Malo Creations. In addition to the award winners, check out “JCK’s 5 Faves: 2019 Editors’ Picks” on page 4. It is always fascinating to compare the editorial team’s expert eye for style with that of the retailers. Along with exposure in this “Best of the Best” supplement (and in JCK’s March/ April issue for the first-place winners), this year’s honorees will also be celebrated at the Friday morning retailer breakfast at this year’s JCK Las Vegas show! We’ll showcase video of all the winners and signage highlighting winners and finalists (not to mention bonus copies of this supplement at the event). Congrats again to all winners and finalists, and many thanks to our retailerreaders who got out the vote! See you in Vegas,

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2019 Grand Prize Winner, Mizrahi of Beverly Hills

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BEST OF THE BEST

2019 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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MELISSA ROSE BERNARDO, MANAGING EDITOR ANYE DESIGNS HAVANA CLUSTER RING COLORED STONE JEWELRY, $2,500 & UNDER

Los Angeles brand Anye Designs makes the coolest cluster rings: beautifully assembled collections of mixed-cut stones, artfully arranged to provide a maximum burst of color. Thanks to those gorgeous oval-, round-, and marquise-shape blue-green tourmaline and a few judiciously placed emerald accents—not to mention the diamonds—this one-of-a-kind Havana ring practically glows. And it’s a bargain to boot: 2.37 cts. t.w. in 14k white gold for only $2,500. What a gem!

AMY ELLIOTT, ALL THAT GLITTERS BLOGGER YAEL DESIGNS TOI & MOI BANGLE BEST BRACELET DESIGN, OVER $10,000

I fell in love with this bracelet at the 2019 AGTA Spectrum Awards editor’s day last summer. Designer Yehouda Saketkhou’s well-executed Toi & Moi motif is becoming one of his most recognizable signatures in addition to an unfettered love of colored gems. These two traits make a stunning display in this piece, which feels like a mini monument to the allure of opals. I like that it’s a twofer— two superb examples of the most coveted opals in the world presented in the same design. There’s also something so decadent and luscious about the amorphous stone shapes, yet that very quality makes the ring feel cool, modern, and everyday wearable.

VICTORIA GOMELSKY, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

ROSA VAN PARYS MONTANA 2.0 PINK SAPPHIRE EARRINGS PEARL JEWELRY, OVER $2,500 My love affair with pearls began nearly 20 years ago, when I visited a South Sea pearl farm off the northern coast of Australia and learned why the cultured gems are considered the world’s most valuable pearls. What I love about designer Rosa Van Parys’ sexy earrings is that she doesn’t let that fact get in the way of her fierce, edgy vision. These danglers are anything but demure, and I adore them for it!

BRITTANY SIMINITZ, CONTRIBUTING EDITOR LIVEN CO. PARAIBA TOURMALINE NECKL ACE COLORED STONE JEWELRY, OVER $10,000

The colors of Liven Co.’s Paraiba tourmaline teardrop are nothing short of soothing. Its pink and blue pastels, made even softer by a 14k rose gold frame with diamonds, evoke a sunset over the sea—so dreamy. As bicolor—and tricolor!—gemstones continue to make waves (pun definitely intended), this multihued marvel is just what I’m looking for in 2019.

EMILI VESILIND, SENIOR EDITOR

SAMIRA TURQUOISE HEART EARRINGS BEST EARRING DESIGN, $2,500–$10,000 I love all things heart-shape these days; after all, the world could all use a little more love right now! Samira’s turquoise and diamond earrings are sweet and feminine—and quite glam with those diamond borders! But the beautiful turquoise makes them feel earthy and bohemian as well. I’d wear them all summer long.

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BEST OF THE BEST

COLORED DIAMOND JEWELRY $10,000 & UNDER

2019 AWARD WINNER

PRINCE JEWELERS

MIRA STYLE JEWELLERY CO. LTD.

2019 FINALISTS

JYE'S INTERNATIONAL INC.

COLORED DIAMOND JEWELRY OVER $10,000

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER

PAULA CREVOSHAY

2019 AWARD WI NNE R

JYE'S INTERNATIONAL INC. MIZRAHI OF BEVERLY HILLS

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JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

2019 FINALISTS


BEST OF THE BEST

DIAMOND JEWELRY $2,500 & UNDER

ASHER JEWELRY

2019 AWARD WINNER

DINARO CREATIONS

2019 FINALISTS

SETU DOSHI / JB BROTHERS USA

DIAMOND JEWELRY $2,501–$10,000

2019 AWARD WINNER SHY CREATION

ZUNDAA DINARO CREATIONS

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2019 FINALISTS


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BEST OF THE BEST

DIAMOND JEWELRY DIAMO OVER $10,000 OV

TAMARA COMOLLI FINE JEWELRY GMBH

SIERA JEWELRY INC.

2019 AWARD WINNER

NORMAN SILVERMAN

2019 FINALISTS

COLORED STONE JEWELRY $2,500 & UNDER

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

2019 AWARD WINNER 10

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

ANYE DESIGNS

DINARO CREATIONS

2019 FINALISTS


BEST OF THE BEST

COLORED STONE JEWELRY $2,501–$10,000

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DENNY WONG DESIGNS

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PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

SHY CREATION

2019 FINALISTS


BEST OF THE BEST

COLORED STONE JEWELRY OVER $10,000

LIVEN CO.

2019 AWARD WINNER

J. J. COLLECTION

GRAZIELA GEMS

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2019 FINALISTS

LAB-GROWN DIAMOND AND/OR GEMSTONE JEWELRY ALL PRICE POINTS

SPENCE DIAMONDS

CHARLES & COLVARD

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JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

STULLER INC.

2019 FINALISTS


PEARL JEWELRY $2,500 & UNDER

LIKA BEHAR

2019 AWARD WINNER

MASTOLONI

2019 FINALISTS

ALAMEA HAWAII LLC

PEARL JEWELRY OVER $2,500 ,500

ALAMEA HAWAII LLC

2019 AWARD WINNER

YOKO LONDON

JYE’S INTERNATIONAL INC.

2019 FINALISTS

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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BEST OF THE BEST

TANZANITE JEWELRY $10,000 & UNDER

2019 019 AWARD WINNER

EAST ARTS JEWELRY MFY. LTD

2019 FINALISTS

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

STULLER INC.

TANZANITEE JEWELRY TANZAN OVER $10,000 OVE

PAULA CREVOSHAY

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JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

AMBIENCE INC.

JYE’S INTERNATIONAL INC.

2019 FINALISTS


PLATINUM JEWELRY $10,000 & UNDER

BEVERLEY K GABRIEL & CO.

2019 AWARD WINNER

MALO CREATIONS

2019 FINALISTS

PLATINUM JEWELRY OVER $10,000

JYE’S INTERNATIONAL INC.

2019 AWARD WINNER

2019 FINALISTS

MICHAEL SCHOFIELD & CO. STULLER INC. INC

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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GOLD JEWELRY $2,500 & UNDER

BREUNING

2019 AWARD WINNER

ROYAL CHAIN GROUP

THORSTEN

2019 FINALISTS

GOLD JEWELRY OVER $2,500

JYE’S INTERNATIONAL INTERNATION INC.

MARIKAA OLD DESERT GOLD

LIKA BEHAR LI

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2019 FINALISTS


SILVER JEWELRY $500 & UNDER

2019 AWARD WINNER

NADRI JEWELRY RY

ALAMEA HAWAII LLC

2019 FINALISTS

GABRIEL & CO.

SILVER JEWELRY $501–$1,000

HEAVENLY VICES FINE JEWELRY

BELLE ÉTOILE

2019 AWARD WINNER

BREUNING

2019 FINALISTS

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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BEST OF THE BEST

SILVER JEWELRY SIL OVER $1,000

NADRI JEWELRY

LIKA BEHAR

VAHAN JEWELRY

2019 F FINALISTS

2019 AWARD WINNER

CONTEMPORARY METAL JEWELRY ALL PRICE POINTS

THORSTEN

2019 AWARD WI NNE R 20

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

STULLER INC.

MALO CREATIONS

2019 FINALISTS


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BEST OF THE BEST

MIXED METAL JEWELRY $1,000 & UNDER

LIKA BEHAR

ROYAL CHAIN GROUP

2019 AWARD WINNER

2019 FINALISTS TRITON

MIXED METAL JEWELRY RY OVER $1,000

VAHAN JEWELRY

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JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

LIKA BEHAR

MALO CREATIONS


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FASHION/BRIDGE JEWELRY $500 & UNDER

BELLE ÉTOILE

2019 AWARD WINNER

LAFONN

BERING TIME INC.

2019 FINALISTS

www.berndwolf.com

2019 F IN A L I S T


BEST OF THE BEST

FASHION/BRIDGE JEWELRY OVER $500

NADRI JEWELRY

BELLE ÉTOILE

BERND WOLF GMBH

2019 AWARD WINNER

2019 FINALISTS

PERSONALIZED JEWELRY ALL PRICE POINTS

GABRIEL & CO.

2019 AWARD WINNER 24

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

MALO CREATIONS

STULLER INC.

2019 FINALISTS


MEN’S JEWELRY $1,000 & UNDER

ROYAL CHAIN GROUP

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THORSTEN THORSTEN

2019 FINALISTS

MEN’S JEWELRY OVER $1,000

PARAGON

2019 AWARD WI NNE R

WILLIAM HENRY

STULLER INC.

2019 FINALISTS JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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BEST PRICE POINT $1,000 & UNDER

STULLER INC.

2019 AWARD WINNER

2019 FINALISTS

NEON GEMS INC.

LAFONN

BEST EARRING DESIGN $2,500 & UNDER

201 9 AWARD WI NNE R SHY CREATION BEVERLEY K ALAMEA HAWAII LLC 26

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

2019 FINALISTS


BEST EARRING DESIGN $2,501–$10,000

2019 AWARD WI NNE R MIRA STYLE JEWELLERY CO. LTD. PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS SHY CREATION

2019 FINALISTS

BEST EARRING DESIGN OVER $10,000

2019 AWARD WI NNE R YAELL DDESIGNS ESIGNS

RAHAMINOV DIAMONDS

KABANA

2019 FINALISTS JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST BRACELET DESIGN 2019 AWARD WINNER

$2,500 & UNDER

DINARO CREATIONS

BELLE ÉTOILE

FREYWILLE

2019 FINALISTS

BEST BRACELET DESIGN $2,501–$10,000 $2,

I. REISS

2019 019 AWARD WARD WINNER 28

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

KAPSASKIS DIM & SIA OE

GABRIEL & CO.

2019 FINALISTS


BEST BRACELET DESIGN OVER $10,000

BEVERLEY K

RAHAMINOV DIAMONDS

2019 AWARD WINNER

YAEL DESIGNS

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BEST RING DESIGN BE $2,500 & UNDER $

LAFONN

2019 FINALISTS 2019 AWARD RD WI NNE NE R

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

SU-RAJ INTER GOLD INC.

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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BEST OF THE BEST 2019 AWARD WINNER

BEST RING DESIGN $2,501–$10,000

GABRIEL & CO.

2019 FINALISTS FREYWILLE

DALLAS PRINCE & COMPANY

BEST RING DESIGN OVER $10,000

MIZRAHI OF BEVERLY HILLS

2019 AWARD WINNER 30

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

JODEN WORL WORLD RESOURCES RESOURCE

NOVEL COLLECTION

2019 FINALISTS


BEST NECKLACE DESIGN $2,500 & UNDER

KABARÓVSKY JEWELLERY HOUSE

2019 AWARD WINNER

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

GABRIEL & CO.

2019 FINALISTS

BEST NECKLACE NECK DESIGN $2,501–$10,000 $2,50

2019 AWARD AWAR D WII N W NNE NE R

2019 F FINALISTS

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

MAUI DIVERS JEWELRY ROYAL O CHAIN C GROUP G O JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST NECKLACE DESIGN OVER $10,000

PARLÉ JEWELRY DESIGNS

2019 AWARD WINNER

JODEN WORLD RESOURCES

2019 FINALIST

BEST BRIDAL BRID DESIGN $2,500 & UNDER

SHY CREATION

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ANYE DESIGNS NOAM CARVER FOR CROWNRING BRIDAL HOUSE

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JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

MIRA STYLE JEWELLERY CO. LTD.


BEST BRIDAL DESIGN $2,501–$5,000

MIRA STYLE JEWELLERY CO. LTD

2019 AWARD WINNER

CKC SONS

SSHY CREATION

2019 F FINALISTS

BEST BRIDAL DESIGN BES OVER $5,000

BRILLIANT EARTH

2019 FINALISTS 2019 AWARD WINNER

MARISA PERRY ATELIER

SETU DOSHI / JB BROTHERS USA

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

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BEST OF THE BEST

BEST STATEMENT PIECE $10,000–$30,000

KATHERINE LEGRAND RAND MITH CUSTOM GOLDSMITH

2019 AWARD WINNER

2019 FINALISTS GRACE HAYS & ROBERT RUSSELL

JYE’S INTERNATIONAL INC.

BEST STATEMENT STATE PIECE OVER $30,000 $

NELSON JEWELRY USA INC.

2019 FINALISTS 2019 AWARD WINNER 34

JEWELERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2019

NORMAN SILVERMAN

GERHARD D. WEMPE KG


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BEST OF THE BEST

INDEX Alamea Hawaii LLC ................................... 15, 19, 26 Ambience Inc. ............................................ 16 Anye Designs ............................................. 10, 32 Asher Jewelry ............................................ 8 Belle Étoile ................................................. 19, 23, 24, 28 Bering Time Inc. ......................................... 23 Bernd Wolf GmbH ...................................... 24 Beverley K .................................................. 17, 26, 29 Breuning ..................................................... 18, 19 Brilliant Earth ............................................. 33 Charles & Colvard ...................................... 14 CKC Sons .................................................... 33 Dallas Prince & Company.......................... 30 Denny Wong Designs ................................ 12 Dinaro Creations........................................ 8, 10, 28 East Arts Jewelry Mfy. Ltd......................... 16 FreyWille..................................................... 28, 30 Gabriel & Co. .............................................. 17, 19, 24, 28, 30, 31 Gerhard D. Wempe KG .............................. 34 Grace Hays & Robert Russell .................... 34 Graziela Gems ............................................ 14 Heavenly Vices Fine Jewelry .................... 19 I. Reiss ........................................................ 28 J. J. Collection ............................................ 14 Joden World Resources ............................ 30, 32 Jye’s International Inc............................... 6, 15, 16, 17, 18, 34 Kabana ....................................................... 27 KabarÓvsky Jewellery House ................... 31 Kapsaskis Dim & SIA OE ............................ 28 Katherine LeGrand Custom Goldsmith .... 34 Lafonn ......................................................... 23, 26, 29 Lika Behar .................................................. 15, 18, 20, 22 Liven Co. ..................................................... 14 Malo Creations........................................... 17, 20, 22, 24 Marika Desert Gold.................................... 18

Marisa Perry Atelier................................... 33 Mastoloni.................................................... 15 Maui Divers Jewelry .................................. 31 Michael Schofield & Co. ............................ 17 Mira Style Jewellery Co. Ltd . ................... 6, 27, 32, 33 Mizrahi of Beverly Hills ............................. 6, 30 Nadri Jewelry ............................................. 19, 20, 24 Nelson Jewelry USA Inc. .......................... 34 Neon Gems Inc. ......................................... 26 Noam Carver for CrownRing Bridal House 32 Norman Silverman..................................... 10, 34 Novel Collection ........................................ 30 Paragon ...................................................... 25 Parlé Jewelry Designs ............................... 10, 12, 16, 27, 29, 31, 32 Paula Crevoshay ........................................ 6, 16 Prince Jewelers ......................................... 6 Rahaminov Diamonds ............................... 27, 29 Royal Chain Group ..................................... 18, 22, 25, 31 Setu Doshi / JB Brothers USA ................... 8, 33 Shy Creation............................................... 8, 12, 26, 27, 32, 33 Siera Jewelry Inc. ...................................... 10 Spence Diamonds...................................... 14 Stuller, Inc. ................................................. 14, 16, 17, 20, 24, 25, 26 Su-Raj Inter Gold Inc. ................................ 29 Tamara Comolli Fine Jewelry GmbH........ 10 Thorsten ..................................................... 18, 20, 25 Triton........................................................... 22 Vahan Jewelry ........................................... 20 William Henry............................................. 25 Yael Designs ............................................... 27, 29 Yoko London............................................... 15 Zundaa........................................................ 8

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