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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

#JewelWKLV - Platinum Innovation Awards

PGI-USA Announces 
The Platinum Innovation Awards




Just before I got in the car to drive home yesterday I went to one last event...The presentation of the winners of the Platinum Innovation Awards were announced at a special press conference at JCK Las Vegas.


This year two awards were given in 7 categories - one was chosen at an Editors event that included editorial staff from all of the respected Jewelry and Fashion Publications, Blogs and Organizations. 

Alishan's case showing the "Text to Vote" reminders

The second was chosen from the show floor at JCK Las Vegas by the Buyers attending.  In a voting system much like Dancing With The Stars, various pieces throughout the show were marked with labels that instructed shoppers to text an identifying number to the PGI phonebank where the votes were tallied and announced Sunday night.

The event was beautiful - the models stunning and the winning jewels spectacular!!!

The room buzzed with the excitement of Press, Designers and Industry leaders present.  I caught a few shots of the winning pieces from the announcement event and will share them with you - professional shots will be coming soon.


Here are the details from the Platinum Guild International (PGI)...

PGI-USA announces the winners of the 3rd annual JCK 2012 Platinum Innovation Awards. Winners were chosen in 7 different design categories. An “Editor’s Choice” and “Buyer’s Choice” were chosen in each design category, as well as “Best in Show” Award which was selected as a culmination of all votes.

 The winners in each category are:
Platinum Engagement Ring

· Editor’s Choice: Uneek Fine Jewelry Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring-
MSRP $336,452

· Buyer’s Choice: Lieberfarb Platinum and Diamond Engagement Ring-MSRP $3207

Entry Platinum Engagement Ring (semi-mounts under $2500 retail)
· Editor’s Choice: Alishan Platinum and Diamond Semi-Mount Engagement Ring- MSRP $2490

· Buyer’s Choice: Designs by Vatche Signature Engagement Ring-MSRP $2400

Platinum Wedding Band
· Editor’s Choice: A. Jaffe Platinum Twisted Eternity Band-MSRP $3180


· Buyer’s Choice: Omi Prive Platinum Diamond and Sapphire Eternity Band- MSRP $12,500


Platinum Men’s Jewelry

· Editor’s Choice: Pioneer Gems Platinum Moonstone, Sapphire and Diamond Cufflinks-MSRP $45000
(photo above - Designer with Model wearing cuff links)

· Buyer’s Choice: Novell Platinum and Black Diamond Ring-MSRP $5435

Entry Platinum Fashion Jewelry (under $3500 retail)
· Editor’s Choice: Simon G Platinum and Diamond Pendant-MSRP $2750

· Buyer’s Choice: Mercury Ring Platinum and Diamond Earrings- MSRP $2500





















Platinum Red Carpet Jewelry
· Editor’s Choice: Oscar Heyman Platinum, Opal, Emerald Bead and Diamond Necklace-
MSRP $200,000

· Buyer’s Choice: Erik Stewart Platinum, Diamond and Sapphire Ring-MSRP $16,500


Platinum and Colored Gemstone Jewelry

· Editor’s Choice: Goshwara Platinum and Emerald Bead Flower Earrings- Price upon request


· Buyer’s Choice: Stuller Platinum, Sapphire and Diamond Ring-MSRP $3446

This ring will forever change the picture in your mind when you hear the name Stuller - the most amazing color of Sapphire in a simply elegant design!  



Best in Show

· Designs by Vatche Signature Engagement Ring

PGI-USA awarded each winner with a prize package valued at approximately $50,000.

* Click on photos to enlarge

Platinum Guild International (PGI) is an organization dedicated to inspiring a passion for platinum that ensures it is the precious jewelry of choice. We supply information, practical advice and expertise to help jewelry buyers make informed and inspired decisions. We also offer the jewelry trade specialist knowledge and resources, with the aim of providing customers a high level of help and advice in store. 

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