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Here’s Who Took Home the Gold at the 2024 Couture Design Awards

Events & AwardsJun 03, 2024

Here’s Who Took Home the Gold at the 2024 Couture Design Awards

Held on Saturday in Las Vegas, the annual awards show recognized brands and designers across 20 categories.

Sevan Bicakci Necklace
This necklace by designer Sevan Bicakci won a Couture Design Award in the “Best in Haute Couture” category.
Las Vegas—Arguably the most glamorous event of Jewelry Market Week, the annual Couture Design Awards were held Saturday in the theater of the Encore hotel in Las Vegas.

Awards were presented in 20 categories, with show organizers leaning into an Olympics theme for the introductory video this year, a nod to the upcoming Summer Olympics in Paris.

A panel of five judges (two retailers, two editors, and one designer) chose the winners, judging each piece based on its design, craftsmanship, and salability.

This year’s judges were: Alexandra Lippin from Elyse Walker; Amy Lane from Bergdorf Goodman; Archana Thani, a jewelry curator and journalist; Tracey Ellison from The Diamond Girl; and designer Marco Bicego.

See the 2024 winners as well as the names of the runners-up below.

Rainbow K
Rainbow K


The “Best in Gold” winner was Parisian brand Rainbow K.

Pamela Zamore was the second-place finalist and Hargreaves Stockholm was the third-place finalist.

Vanessa Fernandez Studio
Vanessa Fernandez Studio


Debuting this year in the Design Atelier, Vanessa Fernandez Studio took first place in the “Best in Bridal” category.

The second-place finalist was Gumuchian, and the third-place finalist was Jade Trau.

Renna
Renna


In the “Best in Colored Gemstones Below $40,000 Retail” category, Renna was the winner.

The second-place finalist was Ananya, and the third-place finalist was Alexander Laut.

Tabayer
Tabayer


The “Best in Colored Gemstones Above $40,000 Retail” winner was Tabayer.

B.P. de Silva Jewellers took second place and Chantecler Capri took third place.

Sevan Bicakci
Sevan Bicakci


For the “Best in Haute Couture” category, six-time Couture Design Award winner Sevan Bicakci took first place.

Cicada was the second-place finalist and Francesca Villa was the third-place finalist.

Ondyn
Ondyn


Ondyn was the winner in the “Best in Diamonds Below $40,000 Retail” category.

The second- and third-place finalists were Roberto Demeglio and Studio Renn, respectively.

Gismondi 1754
Gismondi 1754


The “Best in Diamonds Above $40,000 Retail” winner was Gismondi 1754.

The second-place finalist was Busatti 1947, and the third-place finalist was Yeprem.

Eva Fehren
Eva Fehren


In the “Best in Platinum” category, New York City-based Eva Fehren was the winner.

The category’s second-place finalist was Jade Ruzzo, and the third-place finalist was Walters Faith.

Autore Pearls
Autore Pearls


Autore Pearls was the winner of the “Best in Pearls” category.

Arunashi was the second-place finalist and Leigh Maxwell Jewelry finished third.

Sorellina
Sorellina


Sorellina won the “Best in Innovative” category with her 18-karat yellow gold cassette pendant including diamonds encased in white sapphires and her pencil charm used for “rewinding” or “fast-forwarding” the tape.

Silvia Furmanovich was the second-place finalist. The category’s third-place finalist was S.T. Dupont.

Ashaha
Ashaha


For the “Best in Below $10,000 Retail" category, Ashaha was the winner.

The second- and third-place finalists were L’Atelier Nawbar and Capolavoro.

Francesca Villa
Francesca Villa


Francesca Villa won in the “Best in Debuting” category.

Roberto Demeglio was the second-place finalist and Joywith Jewelry was the third-place finalist.

Silvia Furmanovich
Silvia Furmanovich


When it came to the “Best in Editor’s Choice” category, Silvia Furmanovich was the top choice.

The second-place finalist was Luvor, and the third-place finalist was Rouvenat.

Richard Wu
Richard Wu


A standout piece, Richard Wu’s mask won the award for the “Best in People’s Choice” category.

Chantecler Capri was the second-place finalist. Rosmundo was the third-place finalist.

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