news — June 5, 2019 at 4:00 am

Here are the winners of the Couture Design Awards 2019

The appointment is eagerly awaited, but also with concern from many designers. Those that are present at the Couture Show in Las Vegas. But in the end, even this year the Couture Design Awards were announced after an evening of supense ♦

The awards were distributed, as always, without prejudice and surprises were not lacking. Here is the list of winners:

Best in Bridal
Winner: Jade Trau
First Runner Up: TAP by Todd Pownell
Second Runner Up: Polly Wales

Anello di Jade Trau
Anello di Jade Trau

Best in Colored Gemstones Above $20,000
Winner: Adam Foster
First Runner Up: Antonini
Second Runner Up: VRAM

Orecchini di Adam Foster
Orecchini di Adam Foster

Best in Colored Gemstones Below $20,000
Winner: Noor Fares
First Runner Up: Stephen Webster
Second Runner Up: Alice Cicolini

Pendente con ametista di Noor Fares
Pendente con ametista di Noor Fares

Best in Diamonds Above $20,000
Winner: Kataoka jewelry and objets d’art
First Runner Up: Gem Platinum
Second Runner Up: Hearts On Fire

Kataoka ha vinto il Best in Diamonds nella categoria oltre i 20.000 dollari con questo anello ai 2019 Couture Design Award
Kataoka ha vinto il Best in Diamonds nella categoria oltre i 20.000 dollari con questo anello ai 2019 Couture Design Award

Best in Diamonds Below $20,000
Winner: Baentelli
First Runner Up: Swati Dhanak
Second Runner Up: ANDY LIF Jewelry

Orecchini con diamanti di Baenteli
Orecchini con diamanti di Baenteli

Best in Gold
Winner: Nikos Koulis
First Runner Up: Bibi van der Velden
Second Runner Up: Isabella Fa

Nikos Koulis, orecchini in oro e diamanti della collezione Feelings
Nikos Koulis, orecchini in oro e diamanti della collezione Feelings

Best in Haute Couture
Winner: Mike Joseph
First Runner Up: Selim Mouzannar
Second Runner Up: Giovanni Ferraris

Choker di Mike Joseph
Choker di Mike Joseph

Best in Innovative
Winner: Silvia Furmanovich
First Runner Up: Federica Rettore
Second Runner Up: Graziela

Pochette di SIlvia Furmanovich
Pochette di SIlvia Furmanovich

Best in Men’s
Winner: Jan Leslie
First Runner Up: Shamballa
Second Runner Up: Victor Mayer

Gemelli di Jan Leslie
Gemelli di Jan Leslie

Best in Pearls
Winner: Karen Suen
First Runner Up: Assael
Second Runner Up: Moksh

Orecchini di Karen Suen
Orecchini di
Karen Suen

Best in Platinum
Winner: Jorg Heinz
First Runner Up: Schaffrath
Second Runner Up: BQ Jewelry

Anelli in platino di Jorg Heinz
Anelli in platino di Jorg Heinz

Best in Silver
Winner: Syna
First Runner Up: Nancy Newberg
Second Runner Up: John Hardy

Orecchini in argento di Synia
Orecchini in argento di Synia

Best in Debuting at Couture
Winner: Ara Vartanian
First Runner Up: Ananya
Second Runner Up: Lotus Arts de Vivre

Orecchini con smeraldi e diamanti di Ara Vartanian
Orecchini con smeraldi e diamanti di Ara Vartanian

Editor Choice
Vendorafa
(originally in the Best in Diamonds Below $20,000)

Bracciale di Vendorafa
Bracciale di Vendorafa

People’s Choice
Gismondi 1754
(originally entered in Haute Couture category)

Collana con diamanti e smeraldi di Gimondi 1754
Collana con diamanti e smeraldi di Gimondi 1754

Surprisingly, the Cindy Edelstein Award was awarded to industry veteran Michelle Orman, president of Last Word Communication, which manages public relations for Couture and JA New York shows, and a host of other jewelry projects.
As we anticipated on gioiellis.com, the 2019 edition of the awards also inaugurated the playful WTF Award? Assigned to the biggest failure in jewelry design. An honor that went to Stephen Webster.






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