Couture Musings

Let the Games Begin!

The 2016 COUTURE Design Awards are just a few weeks away, and we are eager to see all of the beautiful pieces our designers are submitting to this highly anticipated competition. Our judges have been chosen and they too, are excited to get a glimpse of the breathtaking entries.  

This year’s judges include 5 enthusiastic and influential members of our community. Our designer judge, Arun Bohra, is the mastermind behind the Arunashi brand, and the winner of several COUTURE Design Awards himself. An artist who started his career as a gemstone dealer, Arun possesses endless knowledge and passion for his profession. Our two editors include freelance luxury writer Rachel Garrahan, and Creative Director for O Magazine, Adam Glassman—two professionals with a keen eye for style and design. Our final two judges hail from our retailer community. John Green is President and CEO of Lux Bond & Green, an extremely successful and acclaimed business on the East Coast, as well as a longtime member of the COUTURE community. And finally, hailing from the other side of the country, Soraya Cayen of Cayen Collection keeps her business thriving with her genuine love for the artists she carries, and her passion for making her clients happy. We could not be more pleased with this year’s group of esteemed judges

The COUTURE Design Awards is always about highlighting the best in design, and this year, we’ll also be paying a special tribute to Cindy Edelstein, whose life’s mission was nurturing designers in our community. We hope you will all be in attendance! 

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Gannon Brousseau

Gannon Brousseau

Gannon was named the Director of COUTURE in April of 2012, and in 2015 he was named VP of the Emerald Jewelry Group. The fresh perspective he brought to COUTURE, his innovative thinking, his genuine appreciation for style and design, and his relentless dedication to understanding the fine jewelry and watch industries has led to the organic evolution of COUTURE as a true community.

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