Published: 20 March 2017
Art-Deco style, eye-popping colored gemstones and one-of-a-kind statement jewelry are some of the key messages for this year's Couture Design Awards.
Hundreds of people from the Couture community were in attendance when the winners of the Couture Design Awards were announced in Las Vegas on May 31.
This year's Human Spirit Award goes to Jim Rosenheim of Tiny Jewel Box. Prior to the presentation, there was a brief moment of silence for the late designer Robin Rotenier.
"From the conception of an idea to a finished work of art, your creative process is what distinguishes you as true artists," said Couture Show Director Gannon Brousseau at the Awards ceremony.
All design entries were displayed in the competition hallway at the Couture Show. The panel judges-consisting of fellow designers, cornerstone retailers and jewelry editors voted for the winning pieces on site, while retailers voted for the "People's Choice Awards" at Couture.
Couture is an international jewelry and timepiece community of top designers and high-end retailers from around the world.