NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, held its annual national retailer design competition, The CASE Awards, which recognizes independent jewelers who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design. Many of the winning pieces of the 2013 CASE Awards reflect current trends in jewelry and fashion such as nature-inspired elements, mixed metals and vintage/baroque style.
"Jewelers of America's retail design competition is the only national platform that showcases the craft and creativity of independent jewelers," says JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte. "The jewelry entered reflects the remarkable jewelry you can find from Jewelers of America-member stores nationwide."
All the winning jewelers are members of Jewelers of America, the largest national association for fine jewelry retail businesses. Jewelers of America-member jewelers are among most reputable jewelers in the United States, backed by a commitment to Jewelers of America's Code of Professional Practices.
There were 63 entries from Jewelers of America Retail Members, the highest level of participation in the competition's history. Winners were selected for six product categories: Women's Jewelry Under $2000, $2000-$5000, Over $5000 (retail values); Men's Jewelry; Silver Jewelry; and Palladium Jewelry.
The 2013 CASE Awards were sponsored by Palladium Alliance International and Platinum Guild International, USA. For more information about the competition and to view the Winner's Photo Gallery, www.jewelers.org/caseawards.
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