Scottsdale, AZ—The 2019 winners of the coveted annual Centurion Design Awards were announced Sunday evening at a glittering gala at the Centurion Scottsdale Show. Attendees enjoyed a lavish buffet outdoors in the balmy Arizona evening, followed by the awards ceremony and an evening of dancing, all sponsored by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Co.
The 2019 Centurion Design Awards again featured the new competition categories based on lifestyle and price point, introduced last year. The previous format of the competition was based on materials, which had been the original competition format.
New this year was an online format, where retailers voted online based on images of the entries, prior to the show. Retailer attendees voted for the winners in each of 12 categories.
“Consumers shop in line with their lifestyles, not their demographic profile,” said Hedda Schupak, editor of The Centurion Newsletter and manager of the competition. “So that’s how jewelry needs to be presented and evaluated.”
Jewelers’ Mutual Insurance Co. is the grand sponsor of this year’s Centurion Design Awards. The winners are:
Engagement Rings/Classic: Harry Kotlar (pictured top of page)
Watches: Marco Moore: