Awards & Recognitions
American Gem Trade Association Spectrum Awards
The Spectrum Awards is considered the finest jewelry and gemstone competition in the world, often called the "Oscars" of the jewelry industry. The judging panel changes each year and consists of experts from different disciplines within the jewelry industry. Each piece is examined by hand with an eye for craftsmanship and quality of the materials used.
2019 | 3rd Place Business & Day Wear
2018 | 2nd Place Men's Wear
2017 | Spectrum Competition Judge
2016 | 1st Place Men's Wear & 3rd Place Men's Wear
2015 | 2nd Place Men's Wear
2014 | 1st Place Men's Wear
2013 | Multiple Awards
- 3rd Place Men’s Wear
- 2nd Place Objects of Art
- Palladium Prestige
2012 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place Men’s Wear
- 1st Place Bridal Manufacturing Honors
2006 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place Men's Wear
- 3rd Place Business Daywear
2005 | 1st Place Men's Wear
2004 | Judge
2003 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place Casual Wear
- 2nd Place Evening Wear
- Honorable Mention Men's Wear
2002 | Multiple Awards
- 2nd Place Men's Division
- 2nd Place Bridal Division
2001 | 1st Place Division 1
1998 | 1st Place Division 1 - Over $10,000
1997 | Cutting Edge Award
1994 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place Division 3, $2,000-$5,000
- 2nd Place Division 3, $2,000-$5,000
Platinum Honors Award Winner
Each year, as part of the prestigious AGTA Spectrum Awards, Platinum Guild International-USA selects the best and most innovative use of platinum jewelry within the competition. It has become an integral part of their continued effort to support up and coming, as well as established designers and manufacturers and inspire them to work in platinum.
2013 | Entry Platinum Innovation Business Day Wear
2012 | Entry Platinum Innovation Bridal Wear, Men’s Wear
2010 | Men's Wear
2009 | Men's Wear
2005 | Men's Wear & Business Day Wear
2003 | Casual Wear, Evening Wear, Bridal Wear, & Men's Wear
2002 | Men's Wear & Bridal Wear
2001 | Evening Wear
2000 | Evening Wear
1999 | Bridal Wear
MJSA - American Vision Award
Since its incorporation in 1903, MJSA has provided the resources needed for jewelry makers, designers, and related suppliers to achieve professional excellence. Every year, the MJSA Vision Awards celebrate outstanding talent in the field of jewelry design. The winning designers represent the future of the jewelry manufacturing industry, and the Vision Awards competition showcases their creativity and boosts their careers.
2019 | 1st Place Professional Excellence
2013 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place Platinum Distinction
- 2nd Place Design Excellence
2012 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place Custom Design
- 2nd Place Platinum Distinction
2008 | 2nd Place Natural Color Diamond Distinction
2004 | 1st Place Platinum Distinction
2002 | 1st Place Professional Category
JCK Jewelers Choice Awards
The JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards is the industry’s biggest retailer-determined design competition. Jewelers’ Choice challenges designers and manufacturers to create innovative and salable pieces and to offer retailers the opportunity to vote on their favorites.
2014 | 2nd Place, Pearl Jewelry Over $10,000
2013 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place, Best Earring Design over $10,000
- 1st Place, Silver Jewelry over $1,000
2012 | 2nd Place, Pearl Jewelry Over $10,000
2011 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place, Tanzanite Jewelry over $10,000
- 1st Place, Pearl Jewelry over $10,000
2010 | Multiple Awards
- 1st Place, Contemporary Jewelry over $1,000
- 1st Place, Best Bridal Design under $2,500
- 1st Place, Best Bridal Design over $10,000
- 1st Place, Men's Jewelry over $1,000
2008 | Multiple Awards
- Men's Jewelry Category over $3,000
- Earring Design over $10,000
CPAA - International Pearl Design Contest
The Cultured Pearl Association of America is a non profit group founded in 1957, comprised of the finest manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, dealers and supplies of cultured pearls in the united states. Their intention is to cultivate awareness, interest, and demand for cultured pearls in the United States through promotion, education, and public relations.
2014-2015 | Luster Award - This design will have the most overall appeal for the retail marketplace.
2013-2014 | Multiple Awards
- Presidents Award - The highest honor awarded to a design that unanimously captivated judges as the best of the best.
- Fashion Award - Fun. Fresh. Modern. A design which looks as if it came straight from the Paris runway.
2012-2013 | Orient Award - Given to the entry that would inspire a new found affinity in someone for cultured pearls.
Engagement 101 Magazine, Ring of the Year Awards
2013 | Winner Modern Twist Category
The Forbes Galleries, New York
The Forbes Galleries, located in the heart of Greenwich Village, are tucked within the lobby of Forbes Magazine's headquarters in New York City.
2013 Spring-Summer | 2 Pieces on Display for the Out of this World! Jewelry of the Space Age Exhibit
2013 Fall-Winter | 5 Pieces on Display for the Variations on a Theme: 25 Years from the AJDC Exhibit
San Diego Natural History Museum
The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to an enthusiastic group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874. The mission of the SDNHM is to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution and diversity of southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment.
2011 | 2 Pieces on Display for the All That Glitters Exhibit
Gemological Institute Of America, Carlsbad
Established in 1931, the Gemological Institute of America is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. GIA exists to protect all purchasers of gemstones, by providing the education, laboratory services, research, and instruments needed to accurately and objectively determine gemstone quality.
2009-2010 | 1 Piece on Display for the Best in Platinum Exhibit
2002-2003 | 11 Pieces on Display for the Best of the Best Exhibit
Rio Grande - Saul Bell Awards
The Saul Bell Design Award competition has both inspired and challenged jewelry designers around the globe. It continues to recognize artists whose work challenges traditional perceptions of jewelry design. Named for the founder of Rio Grande, the competition celebrates Saul's spirit and legacy by inviting artists and students to enter their most innovative creations.
2009 | Finalist Gold/Platinum Category
JQ Int’l Magazine - Designer Of The Year 2008
JQ consistently brings what’s hot and happening in the world to fine jewelry retailers. Each issue is a work of art, created for those who have made the art of jewelry their business.
Contemporary Jewelry Design Group (CDG) - Designer Of The Year 2007
The Contemporary Design Groups is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of creative jewelry design and committed to the highest standards of integrity and ethics in business and in design.
Founded in 1846, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.
2001 | On Permanent Display at the Gem & Mineral Gallery, Washington D.C.
Platinum Guild International - Featured Designer Of The Year 2001
Platinum Guild International (PGI) is an organization dedicated to inspiring a passion for platinum that ensures it is the precious jewelry of choice. They supply information, practical advice and expertise to help jewelry buyers make informed and inspired decisions. They also offer the jewelry trade specialist knowledge and resources, with the aim of providing customers a high level of help and advice in store.
Perles de Tahiti - Tahitian Pearl Trophy Contest
One of the most renown design competitions for pearl jewelry is Perles de Tahiti's Tahitian Pearl Trophy. This prestigious international affair takes place every two years and is an unequalled international artistic competition. The Tahitian Pearl Trophy competition is the initiative of GIE Perles De Tahiti, the official promotion body for Cultured Pearls in French Polynesia.
2001 | Honorable Mention
American Gem Society (AGS)
American Gem Society is a not-profit trade association of fine jewelers, jewelry, and suppliers in the United States, Canada, and some select international members. These members are dedicated to consumer protection, ethical business practices, and the development of superior gemological skills and knowledge.
2001 | Excellence in Color Gemstone Design
2000 | Excellence in Color Gemstone Design
Signity Design Contest, By Swarovski
Swarovski is renowned worldwide for manufacturing crystal "products of precision" in many different forms, sizes, and shapes, paying close attention to detail, in an effort to present the best in the cutting, clarity, and brilliance of their crystal products.
2000 | Colored Gemstone Design Award
Cleveland Museum Of Natural History
The Cleveland Museum Of Natural History is considered one of the finest institutions of its kind in North America. Its mission emphasizes scientific research, conservation and education.
1999-2001 | 2 Pieces on Display at the Gem Exhibit
As the world's leading diamond company for more than a century, the De Beers name is synonymous with diamonds. Since 1888, they've been connecting people around the world with one of the earth's natural treasures, helping to create countless memorable moments.
1998 | International Awards
- One of 30 designers honored out of 2280
Diamonds Of Distinction Design Competition
1991 | Multiple Awards
- Honors in Earring Design
- Honors in Ring Design
Jewelers Of America (JA) - New Designer Of The Year 1996
Jewelers of America is the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace. Our primary purpose is to promote consumer confidence in the jewelry industry. Since 1906, we have been advancing the fine jewelry industry through advocacy in public, government and industry affairs; and have been the leader in the development of high ethical, social and environmental standards among the retail jewelry trade.