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Jewelers of America Announces 2022 CASE Award Winners April 12, 2022 (0 comments)

Case Award Winners

New York, NY – Jewelers of America (JA) announced the winners of its 32nd 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.  

First place winners were selected out of more than 140 entries in eight categories; which were separated by JA retail members and JA supplier members. The categories are: Jewelry up to $2,000, $2,001 to $5,000, $5,001 to $10,000, and $10,001 to $50,000 (retail values). One retail and one supplier entry were also named Best in Show.

“The CASE Awards has a rich history of shining a spotlight on custom design and craftsmanship from Jewelers of America Members nationwide,” says Amanda Gizzi, JA spokesperson. “The work of bench jewelers and jewelry designers is an essential part of the jewelry experience, and the work of these talented Jewelers of America Members contributes to a positive experience and enhanced consumer confidence.”

The winners in each category were determined by a panel of design experts who evaluated the entries on the following criteria: overall design, marketability, originality and quality of manufacture. Judges were Jeffery Bolling, Jeffery B. Jewelers; Brecken Branstrator, National Jeweler; Deirdre Featherstone, Featherstone Design; Amanda Gizzi, Jewelers of America; Jennifer Heebner,; and Adrianne Sanogo, Black in Jewelry Coalition and GIA Graduate Gemologist.

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

The 2022 CASE Awards are sponsored by Synchrony, Jewelers Mutual Group and Chosen Payments. 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 or contact Jewelers of America’s Member Services at (800) 223-0673.

2022 CASE Award Winners

Retailer: Jewelry up to $2,000

White & Ivory Fine Jewelry

Designed by Alina Kim

Leesburg, VA

18K rose gold bezel ruby and diamond ring (0.55 ctw)



Retailer: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000

Avianti Jewelry Designs

Designed by Ani Babayan and Avedis Babayan

La Cañada, CA

Australian Boulder Opal ring (6.05 carats) with pave set round diamonds (0.30 ctw) set in 14K rose gold



Retailer: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000


Designed by Hans Schullin

Graz, Austria

White coral bead and red coral branch necklace with diamonds (0.83 ctw) set in 18K white gold



Retailer: Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000

Lucketté at Sierra Jewelry Co.

Designed by Louisa Bir

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Tapered diamond ring (7.80 ctw) set in platinum



Retailer: Best in Show

Rogers Jewelry Co.

Designed by David Kirk

Elk Grove, CA

14K white and yellow gold Snake dagger pendant with black jade inlay handle, opal, amethyst, emerald, and ruby eyes



Supplier: Jewelry up to $2,000

Martha Seely Design

Designed by Martha Seely

Carlisle, MA

14K yellow gold dangle earrings with London blue topaz (4.6 ctw), chrome diopside, and enamel



Supplier: Jewelry $2,001 to $5,000

Martha Seely Design

Designed by Martha Seely

Carlisle, MA

Solstice 2 Earrings in 18K yellow gold with diamonds, spessartite, London blue topaz, citrine, amethyst, Swiss blue topaz, chrome diopside, tanzanite, pink tourmaline and rhodolite garnet



Supplier: Jewelry $5,001 to $10,000

K8 Jewelry

Designed by Kate Hubley

Pointe-Claire, Quebec

Vive Collection shoulder duster earrings with 20 graduated freshwater pearls, Ceylon sapphires (1.20 ctw) and diamonds (0.26 ctw) set in 18K gold



Supplier: Jewelry $10,001 to $50,000

Jack Ferrero Inc

Designed by Arman Agekyan

Los Angeles, CA

18K three tone yellow, white and rose gold flower ring featuring a 9.44 carat green moonstone with white diamonds, fancy yellow diamonds, green garnet, ruby, and multi-colored sapphires



Supplier: Best in Show

AG Gems

Designed by Raja Mehta

Los Angeles, CA

18K rose and white gold ring featuring a 4.38 carat untreated Burmese mulberry spinel, Ceylon pink sapphire baguettes (1.82 ctw), Ceylon round pink sapphires (0.73 ctw), round brilliant-cut diamonds (0.97ctw) and princess-cut diamonds (0.62 ctw)


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