The Design Center at JCK Las Vegas announces its top 50 designer retailer stores for 2011/2012. The recipient of the top JCK Events Designer Retailer Award is I. Gorman Jewelers, Washington, DC, a family-owned, third-generation business which began in 1981. The JCK Design Center Designer Retailer Awards were presented recently at JCK Las Vegas, the most important jewelry-buying event in the US, and honors the retailers that do the best job in showcasing designer jewelry in their retail environments.
"I. Gorman Jewelers is extremely honored to receive the prestigious award of Top Designer Retailer. To have the designers themselves choose us as their top choice is a huge statement as to how our company has grown and developed over the years," said Adam Gorman. "We wouldn't be able to achieve this award without the support of the designers. Our relationship with our vendors is equally as important as our relationship with our customers, and we take that to heart each and every time we are in contact with them."
The JCK Designer Retailer Awards recognized all of the Top 50 retailers based on the following three criteria: educating the consumer on the quality and value of designer jewelry; displaying and merchandising designer products for maximum salability and thirdly, they are committed to fair business practices.
"Today's consumers are keen on purchasing jewelry that has been custom-created, either for themselves or as a gift," noted Yancy Weinrich, Industry Vice President, JCK Events. "The individuality and uniqueness of designer jewelry is attractive for those consumers who like to wear significant and meaningful jewelry either by design, material or design 'story'. The retailers who are recognized by the exhibitors/designers in the JCK Design Center are particularly attuned to and passionate about presenting, merchandising and selling designer jewelry. It is quite an honor to be nominated as a Designer Retailer."
The Top 5 Retail Designers earning recognition: Amethyst, Bethesda, MD; Hamilton Hill Jewelry, Durham, NC; The Clay Pot, Brooklyn, NY; Traditional Jewelers, Newport, CA.
The Top 10 Designer Retailers that received honors included: Mix at The Breakers Luxury Hotels, Palm Beach, FL; Reinhold Jewelers, San Juan, PR; Sausalito Jewelers, Sausalito, CA; Tassels, Atlanta, GA; Ylang 23, Dallas, TX.
The following retailers were recognized as part of the Top 50 Designer Retailer awards presentation: A.M. DePrisco Wellesley, Wellesley, MA; Amidon Jewelers, Hanover, NH; Betteridge, Greenwich, CT; Bolenz Jewelry, Alpina, MI; Cy Fredrics, Glenview, IL; de Boulle, Dallas, TX; Deep Blue Sea, St. Michaels, MD; Diamonds 'n Dunes, Kitty Hawk, NC; Dolphin Galleries, Kahalui, HI; Earthworks, Los Altos, CA; Eric Trabert, San Francisco, CA; Fincher & Ozment, Tuscaloosa, AL; Fresno Jewelry Mart, Fresno, CA; Gallery of Jewels, San Francisco, CA; Geoffrey Roth, Sedona, AZ; Goldsmith Gallery, Sitka, AK; Hirzel, Menlo Park, CA; Hummingbird Jewelers, Rhinebeck, NY; J. Brown Jewelers, Pikesville, MD; Jerry Szor, Dallas, TX; Jewelry Art, Hudson, OH; Joe Kassab Jewelers, Portland, OR; Louis Anthony Jewelers, Pittsburgh, PA; OK, Los Angeles, CA; Olufson Designs, Corvallis, OR; Owen Sweet Designs, N. Redington, FL; Pageo, Newton, MA; Sam L. Majors Jewelers, Midland, TX; Shapur Mozaffarian Fine Jewelry, San Francisco, CA; Shreve and Co., San Francisco, CA; Silverhorn, Santa Barbara, CA; Skeie's Jewelers, Eugene, OR; Starfish Jewelry, Boulder, CO; Steve Quick, Chicago, IL; Taylor Jewelry, Jackson, TN; The Gifted Hand, Wellesley, MA; Tiny Jewel Box, Washington, DC; Verace, St. John's, VI; Von Bargen's, Springfield, VT; Works Gallery, New York, NY.
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