The 2016 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards: The Winners
You’ve got to hand it to JCK’s readers: They know a good ring when they see it.
For the third straight year, that style has nabbed top honors in our retailer-voted Jewelers’ Choice Awards. In 2014, it was a sweet morganite cocktail ring by Yael Designs. In 2015, a luminous Lightning Ridge opal ring from Omi Privé. And this year, the grand-prize winner is Rahaminov Diamonds’ dazzling Rosé ring.
Varied as they are, each of those rings has had one thing in common: an indisputably stunning center stone. “The diamond dictates the design,” says Rahaminov owner-designer Tamara Rahaminov Goldfiner. In this case, it’s a 2.32 ct. natural fancy pink VVS1 GIA oval diamond, which went on the wheel “several times,” she explains, “to maximize its beauty, shape, color, and clarity.” Trust us when we tell you the gem generated enough sparkle to stop traffic. (Don’t worry, Tamara—we didn’t actually take it outside into traffic.)
Of course, there’s plenty of sparkle coming from all of our honorees—47 winners in 20 categories (including one timely addition for 2016: Lab-Grown Diamond and/or Gemstone Jewelry). Which should be more than enough to throw yourself one blinding ring party.