Couture Musings

Congratulations to the Couture Design Awards 2010 Winners!

Over 100 entries were received in this year's competition, in a
stunning display of talent, technique, and materials.  The winners were
announced and awarded at the Design Awards Celebration, sponsored by
SWAROVSKI GEMS™, on Saturday evening June 5th at the Wynn Las Vegas. 

Timepieces/Watches

1st: ERICA COURTNEY
18K
gold and 2.14ct diamond watch pendant.

Erica Courtney

2ND ….GERGÉ  SWISS
18kt. Rose Gold and titanium watch
case.  Automatic mono-pusher chronograph movement.  Officially certified
chronometer movement.  Genuine Alligator hand stitched strap.  Diameter
of case: 45mm
Gerge
Swiss

3RD……FENDI
The polished
stainless steel case has two crowns; one for adjusting the time, the
other for rotating the index gemstones simply by turning the crown.
Three gemstone color stories using diamonds, sapphires and multi-colored
topaz. The gemstones total approximately 3 carats for the oversized
piece and over 1.5 carats for the small.  Supple polished stainless
steel bracelet and FF logo butterfly deployant buckle.
Fendi

Silver

1st: ARMAN
22k yellow gold,
Oxidized sterling silver, White diamonds, Black diamond drops, Lapis
Arman


2ND ….ARMENTA
Oxidized sterling silver medallion with
sculpted edges on an oxidized sterling silver chain adorned with
nobility toggle. This "Sueno" piece is accented with 18k yellow gold,
diamonds, and marquise sapphires.
Armenta


3RD……(TIE)
LOIS HILL AND ATELIER ZOBEL

Lois Hill: Hand made, sterling
silver cuff. Spherical granules, in varies sizes are laid next to
contemporary Swedish filigree wire work to produce a truly unique look.
Piece features hammered edges and Lois's signature scroll.
Lois Hill

Atelier
Zobel: Necklace, sterling silver, 18 & 22 K gold, green amber 29.75
cts, 150 yellow brilliant cut diamonds
Atelier Zobel

Bridal

1st:
KAMOFIE

Three-tiered wedding band Set with just over 2.00 cttw of
diamonds in polished 14kt yellow gold. A pear shape rose cut diamond
(0.65ct) dangles whimsically from the tip of the band, and is set on all
sides.
Kamofie

2ND ….KATHARINE JAMES
Bella's
Love Engagement ring set Platinum and diamonds (approx 9-cts dia weight)
Katharine James

3RD……MARK PATTERSON
Platinum
mounting with 284 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.67 carats.

Mark Patterson

Diamonds

1st:
MATTIA CIELO

Ghiaccio Bracelet – 18K white gold, titanium and
diamond 8.074

Mattia Cielo

2ND ….MORITZ GLIK

Pendant with 2.40ct of rose cut and 4.16ct of brilliant cut diamonds
enclosed in double white sapphires in 18-k white gold and sterling
silver
Moritz Glik

3RD……HULCHI
BELLUNI

Pendant with diamonds, in the shape of a "Sun" from our
Rondo Collection. Aproximately 6cm in diameter.
White gold (33g) and
white diamonds (818 pieces, 7.63 ct)
Hulchi Belluni

Diamonds 20k+

1st:
LA REINA

Bracelet in 18 KT Gold with Black Rodium made of Flat
Diamonds 59.42 carats, Pear Shape Diamonds 5.37 carats and Round Pave
Diamonds 19.99 carats.
La Reina
2ND
….GEBRÜDER SCHAFFRATH

Ring Creation Vendetta, White Gold 18kt,
Inlay red corundum, 8,94ct Diamonds Princess Cut
Gebruder Schaffrath

3RD……NAM CHO
"Pom-Pom"
Earrings, 3-way Detachable/Convertible Earrings

Nam Cho

Colored Gemstones

1st: ARUNASHI
Fire
opal & Diamonds, Blackened Gold
Arunashi

2ND
….FEDERICA
RETTORE
bracelet, 18kt pink gold gr. 22,80 ; rose cut
white diamond ct. 0,47; rice cut brown diamond ct. 2,60; black Zebù
horn, ebony wood
Federica

3RD……KARA
ROSS

Blue Titanium Cuff with Multi-Colored Sapphires &
Diamonds set in 18kt gold by Kara Ross
Kara Ross


Colored Gemstones 20k+

1st:
DAMIANI

colored stones cts: 18,55(emerald and sapphire),
diamonds cts: 4,21, gold grs: 156,80 (18K White Gold)
Damiani

2ND ….MONIQUE PÉAN
"Don't Be
Evil" fossilized woolly mammoth ivory Scrimshaw necklace, 18k recycled
rose gold.  Designed for Google following their unofficial slogan,
"Don't Be Evil," this necklace incorporates translations of the phrase
in some of the most influential languages throughout history, such as
Sanskrit, Greek and Latin, as well as the top 5 languages searched on
Google, including French, Spanish and Italian.  Hand etched by
indigenous artisans with vegetable die, the translations have been
scrimshawed onto fossilized woolly mammoth, which is over 12,000 years
old.
Monique Pean

3RD……WENDY YUE
18KW 312.32g,
Diamonds 3.72ct, Ruby 0.87ct, Color Sapphire 83.12ct, Semi-precious
stone 77.27ct
(Color Sapphire – white sapphire, yellow sapphire,
green garnet; Semi-precious stone – topaz, blue topaz, citrine, peridot,
amethyst)
Wendy Yue


Pearls

1st:
AUTORE

AUTORE Princess of the Lagoon Lariat
18ct white gold
   
1 pc of 21mm unique dark silver Autore Baroque South Sea pearl
   
12.95 x 12.00 Autore South Sea pearl strand
    3 pieces of 9/11mm
white Drop Autore South Sea pearls
    Brilliant and rose cut
diamonds   = 8.78cts
    Diamond cut Paraiba tourmalines = 6.70cts
Autore

2ND
….YVEL

18K white gold necklace combining 33 mm. baroque South
Sea pearl set with  33.45 ct. black and white
Yvel

3RD……YAEL
SONIA

"Spinning Trio" from the Perpetual Motion Collection.
Bracelet/pendant in 18-karat yellow gold with 3 round 13.5mm Tahitian
pearls and 3.72ct of diamonds. Outer diameter of 4".
Yael Sonia

Gold

1st:
HEATHER MOORE

This two inch 14k gold cuff bracelet is made from a
combination of rose, yellow, and green gold.  There are approximately 4
carats of white diamonds scattered around the perimeter of this cuff. 
This cuff weighs about 6.3 ounces. 
Heather Moore

2ND ….PAOLO COSTAGLI
Brillantissimo
Necklace made in 18kt gold and set with round brilliant diamonds 7.8cts
Paolo Costagli

3RD……ELENA VOTSI
Gold
k18-174,00gr; Dimensions(l x w x h):47mm x 43mm x 48mm; Diamonds :
1,14ct
Elena Votsi

Platinum

1st:
IsabelleFa

Platinum Collar with 8,04 ct Diamonds
IsabelleFa
2ND ….HENRICH & DENZEL

Jewelry-Line
"Fiori" made of Platinum 950. Ring with 238 round brilliants, 1,20ct
setted in a blossom of Platinum.
Henrich & Denzel

Editor’s Choice

ARMAN
(also won 1st place in Silver category)
22k yellow gold, Oxidized
sterling silver, White diamonds, Black diamond drops, Lapis
Arman

SWAROVSKI
GEMS™’s ongoing quest to stimulate creativity, innovation and design
paved the way for the support of the 2010 Couture Design Awards.
Swarovski is no stranger to creative partnerships, it is an essential
part of the corporate philosophy.

SWAROVSKI GEMS™ takes pride in the
art of perfection, and are committed to setting initiatives, helping
young and established talents throughout various segments within the
industry realize their dreams, while supporting the industry to gain the
confidence of the consumer. Design lies in the heart of SWAROVSKI
GEMS™, the variety of genuine gemstone and created loose stone products
lend the perfect palette of opulence and emotion, light and color to the
world of fine jewelry and watches.

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