Canadian Jeweller Magazine recently hosted the judging panel for the 2014 Awards of Excellence at their downtown office.
Several leading jewellery industry members were on hand to participate in the judging, including 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.
The judges participated in a two-hour session that entailed reviewing all of the entries into the Awards of Excellence contest this year.
The categories this year included Independent Jewellery Retailer of the Year, Multi-Store Retailer of the Year, Product Line of the Year, Watch Brand of the Year, Best Diamond Design, Best Canadian Diamond Design, Best Pearl Design, Best Platinum Design, Best Coloured Gemstone Design.
Winners will be announced via canadianjeweller.com shortly. CJ