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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

2018 COUTURE Design Awards Announced at this High-Energy Event

from a Press Release

2018 COUTURE Design Awards Announced
Anticipation, Community, and Artistry 
were Predominant at this High-Energy Event

A high-level of anticipation and a strong sense of community filled the Encore Theater last night for the announcement of the finalists and winners of the 2018 COUTURE Design Awards. 15awards were presented, including Editors’ Choice and Peoples’ Choice.

COUTURE Director Gannon Brousseau greeted the packed house from the stage, “Welcome to another annual COUTURE Design Awards! No matter how many times I'm up here, it never gets less thrilling and it's always more humbling! In fact, the longer I get to know the incredible people in this community, and the more I learn about what it is you do, I am increasingly in awe of all of you.”


The judges this year...
  • Adam Gorman of I. Gorman in Washington DC
  • Jill Newman is the editor of Muse by Robb Report
  • Laura Freedman, the owner of Broken English
  • Victor Velyan, Jewelry Designer
  • Will Kahn, Accessories Director, Town & Country

DEBUTING:
WINNER - VRAM

1st Runner Up - Moksh Fine Unseen Jewels




2nd Runner Up - Noor Fares

         
"It took a long time, and it took no time, to get here,” enthused Vram Minassian from Vram upon receiving his Best in Debuting at COUTURE Award. “The support the last three days has been incredible, and this is the cherry on top. Thank you so much." 

EDITOR'S CHOICE:

WINNER - Fernando Jorge


1st Runner Up - Muse X Gemfields


 2nd Runner Up - Sheryl Lowe


In accepting his award for Editors’ Choice, Fernando Jorge emoted, "From the editors that have so much knowledge, that we love, that are working hard to promote our works, to open doors and opportunities for us. I thank each one of you. I also want to thank the COUTURE community. And this is becoming a tradition; I want to thank Stephen Webster, for bringing me here 7 years ago.”



SILVER:
WINNER - HEATHER B. MOORE
 1st Runner Up - Nancy Newberg
2nd Runner Up - Konstantino


Upon accepting her award for Best in Silver, Heather B. Moore gave an impassioned speech about what this winning piece symbolized, “I travel with my kids around the world, I’m on a quest to make sure they see everything they can. When we were in Africa, we were touched by the animals we needed to protect. Inside of this bracelet is high-polished so you can see your reflection, and it says ‘The Tipping Point.’ We are all leaders in our communities and our actions are very important and we all need to give back!”

MEN'S:

WINNER - SHAMBALLA JEWELS


1st Runner Up - Akillis

2nd Runner Up - Oh My Got - Cufflinks


HAUTE COUTURE:

WINNER - NIKOS KOULIS

 1st Runner Up - Buddha Mama
2nd Runner Up - Moragen


PLATINUM:

WINNER - KUWAYAMA

1st Runner Up - Schaffrath
2nd Runner Up - Furrer Jacot



GOLD:

WINNER - CAROLINA BUCCI

1st Runner Up - VRAM 

 2nd Runner Up - LALAloUNIS


DIAMONDS ABOVE 20K:

WINNER - MIKE JOSEPH


1st Runner Up - Messika

2nd Runner Up - Kavant & Sharart



DIAMONDS UNDER 20K:

WINNER - STUDIO REVES


1st Runner Up - Inbar

2nd Runner Up - Qayten




COLORED GEMSTONES ABOVE 20K:

WINNER - AMRAPALI


1st Runner Up - Alessio Boschi

2nd Runner Up - Mariani



COLORED GEMSTONES UNDER 20K:

WINNER - ARK

1st Runner Up - Venyx 

2nd Runner Up - Margery Hirschey



BRIDAL:

WINNER - EVA FEHREN



1st Runner Up - Lauren Wolf

2nd Runner Up - John Apel



PEARLS:


WINNER - AUTORE PEARLS


1st Runner Up - Arunashi

2nd Runner Up - Mizuki




INNOVATIVE:

WINNER - STEPHEN WEBSTER



1st Runner Up - Marie Mas


2nd Runner Up - Silvia Furmanovich



The People's Choice:



WINNER - JULEZ BRYANT
1st Runner Up - John Apel



2nd Runner Up - Jorg Heinz


Friday, June 8, 2018

Jeweler to the Stars...#LeVian Forecasts 2019 Trends at Annual Red Carpet Revue, Las Vegas #LUXURYbyJCK #JWLV

from PRESS RELEASE provided by  Le Vian 

Jeweler to the Stars...Le Vian Forecasts 2019 Trends 
at Annual Red Carpet Revue, Las Vegas

Catwalk held in conjunction with Harper's Bazaar US 
Emceed by E! presenter Ross Matthews
Music from Grammy-award winning artist Macy Gray



American jeweler Le Vian's red carpet catwalk Included a performance by Macy Gray and, predicted 12 dazzling trends for the year ahead. The invitation-only event was attended by top retailers and collectors, which Included one individual whose previous purchases included Le Vian earrings for her dog and another who owned over 100 Le Vian pieces.


Le Vian sent 13 models down the runway wearing jewelry with a combined retail value in excess of $20 million and dresses by designers including Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo and Jason Wu. Harper's Bazaar Executive Fashion and Beauty Editor, Avril Graham, presented 2019's top fashion trends calling herself an honorary member of the Le Vianfamily. To a packed room of 500 seated guests, 10 members of the LeVian dynasty presented Le Vian's LOVE acronym – Legend, Originality, Value, and Everlasting. 


When CEO Eddie LeVian announced the company would donate $175,000 to Jewelers for Children and invited guests to pledge, one collector raised his hand and said he would donate $250,000. He received a standing ovation.

Le Vian unveiled the following 2019 trends:


Design Of The Year:  Milestones – celebrating life's milestones with graduated sizes and colors of gemstones

Diamond Of The Year:  Nude Diamonds™ – the first time in a decade Le Vian has announced a diamond of the year


Color Trend:  Nude Palette™ – enabling women to choose jewelry as they choose beauty products

Gold Flavor 
Of The Year:  Tri-Colors in Gold – different flavors of gold combined with Le Vian's Nude Palette™

Theme 
Of The Year:  Royalty – it's time for women to embrace their inner princess



Fall Color Trend Of The Year: Royal Blue and Royal Flush – gems include Cornflower Ceylon Sapphire™ and Blueberry Zircon™


Spring Color Trend Of The Year:  Multi-color Peacock and Multi-color Rainbow - combining blue and green for an air of majesty

Feature 
Of The Year:  Adjustability – fashion conscious, one-size-fits-all looks



Gem 
Of The Year:  Fancy Color Sapphires – Madagascar hues in purple, pink, blue, 
orange and green

Cut Of The Year:  Baguette Frenzy – with cluster settings and innovative cuts

Item Of The Year:  The Open Ring – Le Vian's instantly recognizable iconic design



Animal Of The Year:  The Dog – celebrating the Chinese Year of the Dog and everyone's best friend


The Newest Gem On Earth:  Peacock Aquaprase™ – a blue-green chalcedony discovered by Yianni Melas (@gemexplorer)





Some Interesting Facts About LeVian:


💎  Le Vian has a history dating back to 1746 when their family's ancestors guarded the Koh-I-Noor diamond and other royal jewels for Persia's Nadir Shah.  It started in the year 1746, when the Persian ruler Nadir Shah conquered India, he chose the LeVian family to guard the royal jewels he had plundered, including the legendary Koh-I-Noor diamond, currently owned by the Queen of England.

💎  Today Le Vian is a firm favorite with Hollywood royalty including Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna.

💎  The world's exclusive sellers of Chocolate Diamonds®, and is the world's only company with the right to emit a chocolate scent in a jewelry store.
💎  Le Vian owns over 1 million copyrighted design, 200 trademarks and 5 patents including the recently issued patent for jewelry with gradient gemstone patterns for several of Its Ombré designs.
💎  Le Vian is one of the most proactive certified members of the Responsible Jewelry Council.

💎  Le Vian's core belief in philanthropy is evident with its mandate to donate 10% of all pre-tax profits to charity.  In fact, the 2018 Red Carpet Revue raised over $425,000 for Jewelers for Children charity


Website:      https://levian.com 
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/levian_jewelry
  Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/LeVianJewelry  

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