2014 Awards of Excellence Results

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Canadian Jeweller Magazine is pleased to present the annual 2014 Awards of Excellence celebrating the very best in Canadian jewellery design, retailing, product development and watch brand innovation.

All jewellery photography done by Larissa Issler.

Why enter?
• It’s a prestigious forum in which to be recognized by your peer
• Tremendous opportunities to promote your achievement in marketing initiatives
• Review in Canadian Jeweller Magazine
• Award solidifies your position in the industry

This competition’s judging panel included several leading Canadian jewellery industry members: Anita Agrawal of Best Bargains Jewellery, Beth Saunders of the Canadian Jewellery Group (CJG), Duncan Parker of Dupuis Fine Jewellery Auctioneers, Adom Knadjian of Max Strauss, B&S (Canada) Inc., and Andrea Hopson, luxury jewellery consultant.

Rewarding the industry’s top retailers and brands
This year, entrants had the opportunity to compete in one of three of the following categories: Independent Jewellery Retailer of the Year, Multi-Store Jewellery Retailer of the Year, and Watch Brand of the Year.
The award for the Independent Retailer of the Year recognizes excellence by a Canadian retailer with five stores or less with an emphasis on product selection and knowledge, customer service, and innovative marketing initiatives.
The multi-store retailer is selected based on the same criteria but has to have more than five stores.
The watch brand winner is chosen based on the selected company’s tribute to watch design innovation and originality along with attention to cutting-edge marketing techniques and customer service.

Celebrating Canada’s best jewellery designers
In order to select and reward the best in diamond, Canadian diamond, pearl, platinum, and coloured gemstone designs, we reached out to jewellery designers across Canada for their entries. All entrants were asked to present a submission form and the actual jewellery piece for judging. CJ

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