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Jewelers of America announces CASE Award winners

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the winners of its 30th annual CASE Awards jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards, JA’s national design competition, recognizes JA Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. Winners were announced live during the Jewelers of America Virtual National Convention on May 28.

CASE Awards has expanded this year to include categories specifically for both retailers and suppliers for the first time. First place winners were selected out of over 100 entries in eight categories; categories were separated for both retailers and suppliers: Jewelry up to $2,000, $2,001 to $5,000, $5,001 to $10,000 and $10,001 to $50,000 (retail values).

“The CASE Awards shine a spotlight on the custom design and craftsmanship found in the jewelry stores of Jewelers of America Members nationwide,” says Amanda Gizzi, JA spokesperson. “The entries are always diverse and it showcases how jewelry can exhibit creativity and artistry in a countless  ways.”

The winners in each category were determined by a panel of design experts who evaluated the entries on the following criteria: overall design, marketability, practicality/wearability and quality of manufacture. Judges included Terry Chandler, DCA; Amy Elliott, JCK contributing editor and All That Glitters columnist; Deirdre Featherstone, Featherstone Design; Amanda Gizzi, Jewelers of America; Michelle Graff, National Jeweler; Cheryl Kremkow, Gem Obsessed; and Steve Velasquez, Madison Jewelers.

All winners will receive a customized CASE Award trophy and national and local media coverage.

The 2020 CASE Awards were sponsored by Synchrony and Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group. The CASE Awards is open only to employees of JA Member companies. For more information about the competition and to view the Winner’s Photo Gallery, visit www.jewelers.org/caseawards or contact JA’s Member Services at 800-223-0673.

2020 CASE Award Winners

Case Almaza

Retailer:  Jewelry Up to $2,000

Almaza Jewelers

Designed by Ziad H. Noshie

Houston, TX

Rutilated quartz necklace (30.47 carats) with 36 full cut diamonds (0.21ct. VS1 G color) set in 18K yellow gold



Case Brody

Retailer:  Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000

Brody Designs

Designed by Mike Anderson

Plover, WI

15.86 carat carved Australian opal pendant set in 14K white gold



Case Greenwich

Retailer:  Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000

Greenwich St. Jewelers

Designed by Mary Herouvis

New York, NY

14K yellow gold ring with 1.33 ct marquise faceted Padparadscha sapphire with graduating round diamonds (1.12 ctw)



Retailer:  Jewelry $10,001 & Over

Case Gardner

David Gardner’s Jewelers

Designed by David Gardner

College Station, TX

Platinum bracelet featuring 600 round brilliant diamonds (6.07 ctw) with a 14.24 carat trillion cut tanzanite



Case Loriann

Supplier:  Jewelry Up to $2,000

Loriann Jewelry

Designed by Lori Friedman

Westport, CT

Stud earrings with Ethiopian opal layered with tanzanite, green sapphires and diamonds set in 14K gold



Case Ferrero

Supplier:  Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000

Jack Ferrero Inc.

Designed by Jack Ferrero

Los Angeles, CA

18K white and yellow gold ring with fancy yellow and white brilliant cut diamonds, green garnet and south sea golden Pearls



Case OriginalSupplier: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000

Original Eve Designs

Designed by Eve Streicker

New York, NY

18K recycled yellow gold green tourmaline Jungle bracelet (31.70 ct) with a matte satin finish



Supplier:  Jewelry $10,001 & Over

Case Ferrero NY

Jack Ferrero Inc.

Designed by Jack Ferrero

Los Angeles, CA

18K white and yellow gold New York ring with white brilliant cut diamonds (1.5 ct) and one ruby

Visit www.jewelers.org for more information.