RapNet


Rapaport News

 

Marketing

 

Advanced search
Latest Articles
Videos
Features
News
Mining
Rough Markets
Polished Markets
Manufacturing
Retail

Couture Names 2011 Design Award Winners

Arman Sarkisyan wins the 'People's Choice Award.'
Jun 7, 2011 10:10 AM   By Jeff Miller
Print Print Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Share Share

RAPAPORT... The winners of the annual Couture Design Awards were announced as part of a gala evening event held on June 4 in Las Vegas. There were 140 entries and the competition was judged by a panel of experts that included consumer magazine editors, key retailers and fellow designers. The retailers present for Couture were involved in choosing the “People’s Choice Award.” The program also included the first-ever juried watch competition in the United States.

“Turning the Couture Design Awards into a juried event elevates it to an even more prestigious level,” said Jennifer Gandia, owner of Greenwich Jewelers in Manhattan and one of the six judges on the awards panel. “I was extremely impressed with the talent represented by this year’s entries and thrilled to work with the other judges in this process.”

In addition that evening, the Couture show celebrated the National Jeweler Hall of Fame recipients, Jim Rosenheim, of Tiny Jewel Box in Washington, D.C., Mark Light, president of Sterling Jewelers Inc., and Lawrence Bock, president of  Bachendorf’s Jewelers. The Human Spirit Award  was bestowed to Cathy Tivol of Tivol in Kansas City, Missouri. Watch Journal™, the presenter of Couture Time, also announced the winners of the Couture Time competition. Of the 20 entries, there was one winner in each of three categories: Watch Architecture, Technical Excellence and Innovation.

“The success of the Design Awards program exceeded our expectations,” said Lee Arevian, director of business development for Couture. “It is clear that the Couture community supports and looks forward to participating in this program, and it is poised to further foster creativity among our designers and grow in importance as a signature event during Jewelry Market Week.”

Couture 2011 Design Awards Winners:

Colored Gemstones Above $20,000
Winner: Shaun Leane for Boucheron
1st Runner Up: Arunashi
2nd Runner Up: Daniel K
 
Colored Gemstones Below $20,000
Winner: Federica Rettore
1st Runner Up: Sutra
2nd Runner Up: Carelle
 
Diamonds Above $20,000
Winner: La Reina
1st Runner Up: Sally Sohn
2nd Runner Up: Imperium
 
Diamonds Below $20,000
Winner: Moritz Glik
1st Runner Up: Rodney Rayner
2nd Runner Up: Yewn
 
Gold
Winner: Elena Votsi
1st Runner Up: Roberto Coin
2nd Runner Up: Paul Morelli
 
Pearls
Winner: Sevan Bicakci
1st Runner Up: Mikimoto
2nd Runner Up: Yael Sonia
 
Bridal
Winner: Stefan Hafner
1st Runner Up: Michael B.
2nd Runner Up: Jolie B. Ray
 
Platinum
Winner: Isabelle Fa
1st Runner Up: Henrich & Denzel
2nd Runner Up: Harry Kotlar
 
Watches
Winner: Gurhan
1st Runner Up: Weggenmann
2nd Runner Up: Bremont, Gergé (tie)
 
Silver
Winner: Atelier Zobel
1st Runner: Aida Bergsen
2nd Runner Up: Arman Sarkisyan
 
Debuting at Couture
Winner: Kamofie

The People’s Choice Award
Winner: Arman Sarkisyan
 

Couture Time 2011 Winners:
Category: Watch Architecture
Brand: Ladoire
Product Name: Black Widow Mr. Green

Category: Technical Excellence
Brand: Speake-Marin
Product Name: Marin 2 MK1 Thalassa

Category: Innovation
Brand: Christophe Claret
Product Name: 21 Blackjack

Print Print Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Share Share
Tags: Couture, designers, Jeff Miller, show, winners
Similar Articles
DPADPA Appoints North America Chief
Jan 06, 2019
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has appointed former VanCleef...
‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ Nets $50K
How Retailers Can Entice Chinese Tourists
Comments: (0)  Add comment Add Comment
Arrange Comments Last to First



Call Us: 1-702-893-9400
Member License Agreement   RapNet Trading Rules & Code of Conduct    Privacy Policy  
  
twitter twitter
About Rapaport
Advertise with us