JCK Las Vegas Announces Top 50 Retail Stores of 2014
The Design Center at JCK Las Vegas presented its annual Designer Retailer Awards at a ceremony on the show floor during JCK Las Vegas. For the second year in a row, the top prize went to Z. Folio, of Solvang, Calif. All 50 recipients were recognized and honored at the ceremony, celebrating their excellence in the areas of promotion, merchandising and sales of designer jewelry.
“Respect doesn’t come easy. It is earned, not given. It is difficult therefore to express the appreciation we feel to our partners and colleagues for this vote of confidence. Every day we have the honor and privilege of representing some of the world’s most talented, creative and gutsy designers. Their passion is our passion. We are exceptional because they are exceptional. This prestigious award belongs to them as much as it does to Z.Folio.” (Zdena Jiroutova, Z. Folio Gallery)
The specific criteria for which the top 50 retailers were selected include: educating the consumer on the quality and value of designer jewelry; displaying and merchandising designer products for maximum salability; and their commitment to fair business practices.
Rounding out the Top 5 Designer Retailers are: Gallery of Jewels, San Francisco; I. Gorman, Washington, DC; R. Grey Jewelry Gallery, Boise and Twist, Portland.
The Top 10 Designer Retailers receiving honors are: Aaron Faber Gallery, New York City; Greenwich Jewelers, New York City; Silverado Jewelry Gallery, Hood River, Ore.; The Claypot, Brooklyn, NY; and Ylang 23 , Dallas.
The following recipients were recognized as part of the Top 50 Designer Retailer Awards presentation:Adamas, Newton, Mass.; Bergdorf Goodman, New York City; Christensen-Heller Gallery, Oakland, Calif.; Churchill , Fairway, Kan.; Crogan’s Jewel Box, Charleston, SC; De Scenza Diamonds, Boston; Deep Blue Sea Jewelers, Saint Michaels; Dolphin Galleries, Kihei, Haw.; Eric Michaels Fine Jewelry, Stuart, Fla.; Essenza, Seattle; G. Thrapp Jewelers, Indianapolis; Gold Bug, Pasadena, Calf.; Goldworks, Half Moon Bay, Calif.; Good Goods, Saugatuck, Mich.; Grogan Jewelers, Florence, Ala.; Higashi Pearls and Jewelry, Lemoyne, Penn.; Josephs Jewelry Stores, West Des Moines, IA; Krombholz Jewelers, Montgomery, Ala.; Lido Jewelers, San Juan, Puerto Rico; London Jewelers, Manhasset, N.Y.; Lux, Bond & Green, West Hartford, Conn.; Mann’s Jewelers, Rochester, N.Y.; Max’s, St. Louis Park, Minn.; Medawar Fine Jewelers, Midland, Calif.; New Twist, Eugene, Ore.; Nikki Sedacca, Sarasota, Fla.; Occasions Fine Jewelry and Gift, Midland, Texas; Pave Fine Jewelry, Bend, Ore.; Radcliff Jewelers, Pikesville, MD; Roseark, West Hollywood, Calif.; Ruby’s Fine Jewelry, Provincetown, Mass.; Sabbia, Chicago; Silverado Jewelry Gallery, Hood River, Ore.; Starfish, Boulder, Colo.; Steve Quick, Chicago; Stone and Strand, New York City; Terra Firma Gallery, Sonoma, Calif.; The Gem Collection, Tallahassee, Fla.; Weston Gallery, Manasquan, NJ; Worthmore Jewelers, Atlanta and Ylang Ylang, St. Louis.
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