Story by Trace Shelton

WINNING DESIGNS Nearly a thousand designers, retailers and editors were on hand for the 2013 Couture Design Awards at the Couture Show in Las Vegas. Eleven categories of jewelry and four categories of watches were awarded, as well as the Couture Human Spirit Award, which went to design legend David Yurman. Another highlight included London-based designer Tomasz Donocik — part of Stephen Webster's "Rock Vault" collection of designers — winning two categories (Diamonds Above $20,000 and Debuting At Couture).

Bridal
1. Heather Moore
2. Pamela Froman
3. Pinar Oner Design Atelier

Colored Gemstone Above $20,000
1. Arunashi
2. Rodney Rayner
3. Caspita

Colored Gemstone Below $20,000
1. Lauren Harper
2. K. Brunini
3. Federica Rettore

Diamond Above $20,000
1. Tomasz Donocik
2. Shaun Leane
3. Nam Cho

Diamond Below $20,000
1. Colette Jewelry
2. Mizuki
3. Moritz Glik
Gold
1. Paolo Costagli
2. Mattioli
3. Mary Esses

Pearl
1. Mikimoto
2. Paula Crevoshay
3. Gellner

Platinum
1. Schaffrath
2. Henrich & Denzel
3. Steven Kretchmer

Silver
1. Atelier Minyon
2. Atelier Zobel
3. Emanuela Duca

Debuting at Couture
1. Tomasz Donocik
2. Atelier Minyon
3. Nikos Koulis

People's Choice
1. Minyon
2. Victor Velyan and Arunashi (tied)

Couture Time Awards
Architecture: Magellan
Innovation:
Shinola
Technical Excellence: Tutima
People's Choice: TW Steel


Bridal Top Three

Pamela Fromanhires



Colored Gemstone Above $20,000Colored Gemstone Below $20,000Debuting at Couture Top ThreeDiamond Above $20K Top ThreeDiamond Below $20K Top ThreeGold Top ThreePearls Top ThreePeople's Choice Top ThreePlatinum Top ThreeSilver Top Three

Heather Moore Jewelry
Pinar Oner Design Atelier
Arunashi
Caspita
Rodney Rayner
Federica Rettore
Lauren Harper
KBrunini
Nikos Koulis Jewels
Tomasz Donocik
Atelier Minyon
Nam Cho
Shaun Leane
Tomasz Donocik
Mizuki
Colette
Moritz Glik
Mary Esses
Paolo Costagli
Victor Velyan
Gellner
Mikimoto
Paula Crevoshay
Atelier Zobel
Atelier Minyon
Victor Velyan
Henrich & Denzel
Steven Kretchmer
Schaffrath
Atelier Minyon
Emanuela Duca
Atelier Zobel