Couture Design Awards Celebrate Design, Community

Shaun Leane

Shaun Leane

Las Vegas—Color, unusual cuts and distinctive textures characterized the 2014 winners of the Couture Design Awards.

The awards ceremony which was held last weekend at the Wynn Hotel, the site of the Couture Show, rewards distinctive design in fine jewelry.

A video highlighted the creative process that each of the designers at Couture go through in developing their collections, show director Gannon Brousseau took to the stage to express his admiration for the artistry that makes Couture so special, “From the conception of an idea to a finished work of art, your creative process is what distinguishes you as true artists. And your presence at Couture is what makes this show like no other in the world.”

‘A Family’

A tremendous sense of community permeated the evening. As he accepted his award in the gold category, Yossi Harari noted, “I’ve been part of the Couture family for 13 years, and it really is a family!”

After the finalists and winners in each of the categories were announced, and a brief moment of silence was observed for designer Robin Rotenier who died May 20, Matthew Rosenheim of Tiny Jewel Box got on stage to introduce this year’s Human Spirit Award recipient, Jim Rosenheim of Tiny Jewel Box. A video featuring Jeff Feero from Alex Sepkus, David Yurman and Rod Kosan speaking in commemoration of Rosenheim rolled before Matthew commented, “I speak for myself when I say that you are a great father, a dedicated grandfather, and an amazing and generous mentor. I’ve always looked up to you as a business person and as a human being, and your love and dedication to my mom is a constant source of inspiration to me.”

The complete list of the finalists and winners are:

Bridal

Winner: Finn

1st Runner Up: Furrer Jacot

2nd Runner Up: Mark Patterson

 

Nam Cho

Nam Cho

Colored Gems Above $20,000

Winner: Nam Cho

1st Runner Up: Stephen Webster

2nd Runner Up: Miseno

 

Colored Gems Below $20,000

Winner: Fernando Jorge

1st Runner Up: Mattioli

2nd Runner Up: Annie Fensterstock

 

Diamonds Above 20k

Winner: Qayten

1st Runner Up: Paolo Castagli

Fernando Jorge

Fernando Jorge

2nd Runner Up: Hearts on Fire

 

Diamonds Below 20k

Winner: Suzanne Kalan

1st Runner Up: AS29

2nd Runner Up: Casato

 

Gold

Winner: Yossi Harari

1st Runner Up: Annamaria Camilli Gioielli

2nd Runner Up: Elena Votsi

 

Haute Couture

Winner: Giovanni Ferraris

1st Runner Up: Shaun Leane

2nd Runner Up: Atelier Minyon

 

Innovative

Yossi Harari

Yossi Harari

Winner: Henrich & Denzel

1st Runner Up: Roberto Demeglio/Sofer

2nd Runner Up: Jo Hayes Ward

 

Pearl

Winner: Yoko by Euro Pearls

1st Runner Up: Jewelmer

2nd Runner Up: Sutra

 

Platinum

Winner: Cynthia Bach

1st Runner Up: Steven Kretchmer

2nd Runner Up: Schaffrath

 

Silver

Winner: Montegrapa Italia

1st Runner Up: Konstantino

Anna Maria Cammilli

Anna Maria Cammilli

2nd Runner Up: Aida Bergsen

 

Debuting

Winner: Annamaria Camilli Gioielli

1st Runner Up: Qayten

2nd Runner Up: Roberto Demeglio/Sofer

 

 

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