New York City. Feb. 22, 2021. Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine-jewelry industry, is now accepting entries for the CASE Awards, its national jewelry design competition. The CASE Awards honor JA members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style, and excellence in jewelry design. CASE Awards are open to all employees of JA member retailers and suppliers. Employees of JA member companies can enter through March 17, 2021.
“Jewelry designers and bench jewelers create beautifully executed pieces of jewelry that showcase their creative vision and exceed their client’s expectations,” says Amanda Gizzi, JA’s director of PR and events. “CASE Awards gives jewelers the opportunity to showcase their talents and enables them to receive well-deserved recognition.”
CASE Awards will be awarded in each of 14 categories. The categories are all new for 2021 and are as follows:
- Engagement rings up to $5,000
- Engagement rings $5,001 and up
- Wedding bands up to $5,000
- Wedding bands $5,001 and up
- Earrings up to $5,000
- Earrings $5,001 and up
- Bracelets up to $5,000
- Bracelets $5,001 and up
- Necklaces up to $5,000
- Necklaces $5,001 and up
- Rings up to $5,000
- Rings $5,001 and up
- Pins/brooches/cufflinks and other non-jewelry items made of precious metals or stones that are sold in jewelry stores
Winners will be selected by a panel of jewelry experts who will evaluate entries based on overall design, marketability, wearability, and quality of manufacture. All winners will receive a customized CASE Awards trophy and national trade and consumer media exposure. JA will promote all entrants through social media and a digital marketing campaign.
The CASE Awards are sponsored by Jewelers Mutual Group, Synchrony, and Chosen Payments. For more information and complete entry guidelines, click here or contact JA’s Member Services at (800) 223-0673.