Meet The Winners Of The 2017 Centurion Design AwardsFebruary 02, 2017 (0 comments)
By Hedda Schupak, Editor, The Centurion Newsletter
Scottsdale, AZ—The votes are in and 12 jewelry designs were chosen as winners of the 2017 Centurion Design Awards. Every year, exhibitors at the Centurion Scottsdale Show are invited to submit a piece to the competition in one of 12 categories, to be voted on by the retailers attending the Show.
The 12 categories of competition were: Bridal/Engagement Rings, Bridal/Wedding and Anniversary Bands, Colored Stone Classic, Colored Stone Fashion, Diamond Classic, Diamond Fashion, Gold, Mixed Precious Metals, Pearls, Platinum, Sterling Silver, and Watches.
2017 also saw the inauguration of the Editors’ Choice Award, where all members of the editorial press and bloggers were invited to choose the one single piece they felt was the most innovative and trend-inspiring overall.
Winners were announced via slideshow Monday evening during the Centurion Sweet 16 party, sponsored by The Knot. They were shown again in a slide show on Tuesday morning before the breakfast presentation featuring NFL legend Peyton Manning.
To watch the video of the slideshow and winner announcements, click here.
The winning pieces (images below each category listing) were:
Bridal/Engagement Rings: Crown Ring
Edwardian inspired enameled engagement ring with a contemporary twist: 18k yellow gold and white enamel ring features a 1.5 ct round diamond and 19k white gold under gallery.
Bridal/Wedding and Anniversary Bands: Everband
18k yellow gold diamond wedding ring has one diamond set inside and six anniversary diamonds set outside.
Colored Stone Classic: Jack Abraham
5.79 ct. unheated natural Thai ruby classically mounted in platinum with two cushion D and E VS diamonds.
Colored Stone Fashion: Frederic Sage
Cascade earrings in 18k white gold with watermelon tourmaline, diamonds, and Burmese rubies.
Diamond Classic: Christopher Designs
Five L'Amour Crisscut diamonds, 2.83 ctw E VS, surrounded by round diamonds 0.61ctw G SI1, in 18k white gold.
Diamond Fashion: Premier Gem
Art Deco styled diamond pendant with pink diamond accents in 18k gold and platinum.
Gold: H. Weiss
14k gold handmade feather cuff is 28mm wide and has 0.40 ctw diamond accents.
Mixed Precious Metals: Lika Behar
24k fusion gold and oxidized sterling silver “Ancora” open cuff bracelet with oxidized sterling silver curved band & fancy cut diamonds, measures 26mm.
Necklace juxtaposes the soft luster pearls with radiant, rigid diamonds.
Platinum: Uneek Fine Jewelry
Three-row bracelet in platinum, featuring 44 tilted Asscher-cut diamonds, 18.47 ctw, with halos of round brilliant diamonds.
Sterling Silver: Pesavento
Silver threads fashioned into an innovative and flexible design.
Watches: Marco Moore
Swiss-made, mother of pearl tapestry dial with applied numbers, di- amond encrusted bezel, dial and buckle. Limited edition to 499.
Editor’s Choice Award: Etho Maria
Trilogy of different shades of blue: blue sapphires cabochon, aquamarine,blue topaz on blackened rose gold.