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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Centurion 2011 Jewelry Design Winners


Jewelry retailers at the Centurion 2011 luxury jewelry show voted for 11 winners in the trade fair’s inaugural Centurion Design Awards Competition. Voting was held during Centurion’s 10th Anniversary invitation only show in Tucson, held January 29 – February 2. More than 80 exhibitor competed in 11 categories, including: Alternative/Contemporary Metals, Bridal, Colored Stone Classic, Colored Stone Fashion, Diamond Classic, Diamond Fashion, Gold, Pearl, Platinum, Sterling Silver, and Watches.

Information about the winners in each category follows, along with images of the winning pieces.

Category: Alternative / Contemporary Metals ~ Winner: Edward Mirell
Three-tiered necklace spotlighting the company’s patented Black Ti™ brought to brilliant color through an anodizing process finished with a laser pattern. MSRP: $359.


Category: Bridal ~ Winner: Norman Silverman
Oval cut center diamond and oval cut side stones surrounded by pavé diamonds in single-shank platinum ring.




Category: Colored Stone Classic ~ Winner: Fai Dee
18k gold and silver ring with a center Burmese sugarloaf cabochon ruby of 15.08 carats. Retail price: $200,000. 

Category: Colored Stone Fashion ~ Winner: Frederic Sage
18 karat white, yellow and pink gold with pear shaped cabochon tri-color natural tourmaline and diamond pendant with link chain. Tourmaline: 64.15cts.; 134 diamonds totaling 1.96 cts.



Category: Diamond Classic ~ Winner: Sethi Couture, a div. of Manak Jewels Inc.
The True Romance chandelier earrings with scalloped borders, rose cut diamonds, and accents of natural yellow-green diamonds evoke a sentimentality for what has been worn and passed down through generations.  


Category: Diamond Fashion ~ Winner: Siera Jewelry
Fashion ring made with 18k white gold featuring about seven carats white diamonds and about eight carats black diamonds.




Category: Gold ~ Winner: Paramount Gems
Handmade 18k black gold and diamond bangle bracelet with 521 diamonds totaling 4.25 cts. Suggested price: $14,995.





Category: Pearl ~ Winner: Yvel
Color Fresh Water pearls combining 18k yellow gold set with 5.27ct. natural cognac diamonds.





Category: Platinum ~ Winner: Uneek Jewelry
This 5-ct., pear-shaped removable pendant is complimented by a procession of 19.62 cts. round and pear shaped diamonds set in platinum. 764 micro-pave colorless diamonds accentuate the necklace adding 9.60 cts. for a total weight of 34.22 cts.

Category: Sterling Silver ~ Winner: Raymond Hak Couture
This bangle is from the Glamour Collection features 1.50 ct. GH-VS2 diamonds. Suggested retail is $2,500.

Category: Watches ~ Winner: Frédérique Constant
Frédérique Constant won with this Lady Automatic Chocolate Double Heart Beat watch, created by women for women, one of its most successful timepieces in the collection.

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