news — June 5, 2018 at 7:20 pm

The 15 winners of the Couture Awards






The 15 winners of the Couture Awards in Las Vegas. An Italian, Carolina Bucci, no Frenches, Fernando Jorge does an encore and … ♦ ︎
A rather disappointing show for Italian and French designers, judging by the winners of the Couture Design Awards. Only an Italian, Carolina Bucci (who then lives and works in London), no French and, to keep the flag of old Europe high, there are a Greek, Nikos Koulis, who is a subscriber to the triumphs on the Las Vegas stage, a Briton, Stephen Webster, and the Danish Shamballa. In any case, here are the 15 winners of the prize: 13 were selected by a jury and two by the public.

Carolina Bucci, premio Best in Gold

Carolina Bucci, premio Best in Gold

As mentioned, Carolina Bucci won the Best in Gold award with a jewel-scarf. The Florentine designer, in fact, often uses for his work a knitting in Florentine style, his homeland. Another little piece of Italy, in fact, was represented by Rosario Autore, an Italian who has been living in Australia for years and is specialized in pearls. In fact, he won the Best in Pearls award with a pearl necklace of the Mari del Su with his brand, Autore (it is the fourth prize he receives at Couture). Webster, instead, won in the Best in Innovative category with a pair of full circle earrings with diamonds.
The recognition as Best in Bridal was awarded to the American New York Eva Fehren, with a diamond ring that all the promised brides would like to receive. So much so that the designer does not want to sell it. From Cleveland, however, comes Heather B. Moore, winner of the Best in Silver award with a curious bracelet adorned with elephants. A gem against poaching, she said. Instead, she is the winner of the Best in Color Gemstones Under 20K $, Ann Korman, designer of Ark Fine Jewelry, with her earrings in opal and moonstone. The Best in Platinum has crossed the Pacific Ocean and landed in Japan, home of the Kuwayama brand, for a necklace composed of effervescent bubbles.
Other winners: Best in Colored, award for the best colored gemstones over 20,000 dollars, was won by the Indian Amrapali Jewels for a brooch with 50-carat emerald and one of the diamonds with “lotus cut”. Best in Diamonds Below $ 20K went to Studio Rêves for a pair of earrings, while the Best in Diamonds over $ 20K was won by Mike Joseph with an impressive cascade necklace.
Also awarded for the Best in Couture Design Award Men category by the Danish company Shamballa Jewels for the 18K gold-plated SJ Flip bracelet with gems. Best in Debuting went to Vram, Maison based in Los Angeles and founded by Vram Minassian. As mentioned, Nikos Koulis won the perhaps most prestigious award, Best in Haute Couture, for a necklace with diamonds, enamels and rock crystals. The Editor’s Choice went to the earrings of the Brazilian Fernando Jorge, who repeated last year’s prize in the Diamonds Above 20K $ category. Finally, the People’s Choice, voted live during the award show, went to Julez Bryant for a skull-shaped pendant. Giulia Netrese





Amrapali, spilla con smeraldo da 50 carati

Amrapali, spilla con smeraldo da 50 carati

Ark Fine Jewelry, orecchini in opale e pietra di luna

Ark Fine Jewelry, orecchini in opale e pietra di luna

Autore, Best in Pearls con una collana di perle dei Mari del Sud

Autore, Best in Pearls con una collana di perle dei Mari del Sud

Mike Joseph, collana di diamanti

Mike Joseph, collana di diamanti

Eva Fehren, Best in Bridal con questo anello di diamanti

Eva Fehren, Best in Bridal con questo anello di diamanti

Orecchini del brasiliano Fernando Jorge

Orecchini del brasiliano Fernando Jorge

Heather B. Moore, vincitrice del premio Best in Silver con questo bracciale ornato da elefanti

Heather B. Moore, vincitrice del premio Best in Silver con questo bracciale ornato da elefanti

Julez Bryant, pendente a forma di teschio

Julez Bryant, pendente a forma di teschio

Kuwayama, collana in platino composta da  bolle

Kuwayama, collana in platino composta da bolle

Nikos Koulis ha vinto il premio Best in Haute Couture con una la collana con diamanti, smalti e cristalli di rocca

Nikos Koulis ha vinto il premio Best in Haute Couture con una la collana con diamanti, smalti e cristalli di rocca

Shamballa Jewels, bracciale SJ Flip

Shamballa Jewels, bracciale SJ Flip

Orecchini di Stephen Webster

Orecchini di Stephen Webster

 Studio Rêves, Best in Diamonds Below $ 20K con questi orecchini

Studio Rêves, Best in Diamonds Below $ 20K con questi orecchini

Anello di Vram, Maison con sede a Los Angeles

Anello di Vram, Maison con sede a Los Angeles








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