JCK's Evening of Design Honors Top Retailers and Exhibitors
| Event Features NEW Design Center Editor's Choice Awards|
|JCK Events announced the Design Center's Top 50 Retailers and named the recipient of the new Design Center Editor's Choice award in a fittingly titled ceremony |
in Las Vegas. The Evening of Design event drew supporters of the Design Center, which features up and coming and established jewelry artisans, design retailers and fashion-forward consumer and trade media.Held at JCK's exclusive Wine(d) Down bar, Evening of Design began with an address from Lars Parker-Myers, JCK's Manager of Strategic Accounts, and went on to name the Top 50 Designer Retailers. Parker-Myers, in introducing the program, said "these are the retailers who support this area of the market-the unique, the innovative, the exceptionally well crafted-like no other." The winner of the 2015 Top 50 Designer Retailer Award went to Gallery of Jewels from San Francisco, CA.
The Top 10 of the 50 retailers, who were called to the stage for recognition, include: G. Thrapp from Indianapolis, IN, Greenwich Jewelers from New York, NY, Jewels That Dance from Asheville, NC, I. Gorman Jewelers from Washington, DC, Charde Jewelers from Houston, TX, Aaron Faber Gallery from New York, NY, Cursive from Brooklyn, NY, The Clay Pot from Brooklyn, NY, and last year's winner, Z Folio Gallery from Solvang, CA. View the full top 50 list here.
To close out the evening, W Magazine's Claudia Mata took the stage to announce the winner of the Design Center Editor's Choice Award, a first time endeavor for JCK. The award recognized a designer who breaks the boundaries of innovation and originality, while combining new trends and classic ideas, celebrates imagination, and excels at craftsmanship. Votes were cast over the course of two days after editors viewed the top three finalists which included: Arya Esha, Anita Sondore, and Marcia Budet. Top honor went to Marcia Budet.
"Winning the first annual Editor's Choice Award means the world to me. This is my first big show and, as a JCK Rising Star, it feels incredible that my point of view as a designer is being acknowledged. I will never forget how special this felt." said Marcia Budet.
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