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Here Are the 2021 CASE Award Winners

Events & AwardsApr 08, 2021

Here Are the 2021 CASE Award Winners

Jewelers of America’s national competition recognizes members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style, and excellence in jewelry design.

Jewelers of America has announced the winners of its 2021 CASE Awards. Among them is this pair of blue sapphire and 18-karat blue rhodium gold earrings from Graziela Gems.
New York—The judges have spoken, and the winners of the 31st annual CASE Awards have been announced. 

Jewelers of America’s CASE Awards, a national design competition, recognizes members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style, and excellence in jewelry design. 

This year brought a record number of entries, nearly 200 in total, JA said. 

The association also expanded the competition to include 14 different categories based on jewelry style and price. 

The judges named a total of 15 winners, one per category except for “Necklaces $5,001 and Up,” in which there were two winners. 

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

A panel of design experts chose the winners, evaluating entries on overall design, marketability, originality, and quality of manufacture. 

Judges were: Terry Chandler, Diamond Council of America; Deirdre Featherstone, Featherstone Design; Amanda Gizzi, JA; Brecken Branstrator, National Jeweler; JB Jones, NYC Jewelry Week; Adrianne Sanogo, Black in Jewelry Coalition and GIA Graduate Gemologist; and Iveta N. Stephanopoulos, GIA. 

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The competition was open only to employees of JA member companies. 

“Jewelers of America’s CASE Awards design competition showcases the fine craftsmanship and talent of JA Members across the country,” said Gizzi. 

“Judging was incredibly difficult this year, as we had a wide variety of immensely talented jewelry designers enter in every category. The judges had to carefully consider the judging criteria, and it had to come down to the finest details to determine winners.”

See the winners in the slideshow below. 

Brecken Branstratoris the senior editor, gemstones at National Jeweler, covering sourcing, pricing and other developments in the colored stone sector.

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