2005 - 2014
Award Winning Jewelry Design : Ruby Earrings : IJA 2005
Each year the IJA selects from the best jewelers from the state of Indiana and this year we were thrilled to be awarded second place. The ruby earrings were judged on overall design, marketability, practicality, wearablility, and craftsmanship. Of exceptional note was the setting of the rubies themselves and the flawless bezel surrounding them. Using a technique we have developed here in our own shop we are now confident that we can set any stone, any shape, and any durability from the most fragile emeralds to the hardest sapphires and diamonds with no fear of damaging the gemstone.
The earrings themselves feature two near flawless, richly colored, 2.01ct each, untreated Burmese rubies set in an 18kt yellow gold bezel. Each ruby is then surrounded by eight .36ct. VS1, E color, oval diamonds, for a total weight of nearly 3cts, set in 18kt white gold split bars.
Lead designer and Images Jewelers' owner Robert Klose was thrilled that "after more than five years out of the design competition scene it was wonderful to return with such great results". Steve Gerencser, assistant designer, stated, "as a newcomer to jewelry design competition, it was exciting to be rewarded with such a high honor in my first competition."
Award Winning Jewelry Design : Diamond Ring: Matrix Design 2009
In 2009, Images Jewelers and designer Kelly Klose were awarded second place in the first Matrix Solitaire Design competition. The design competition was sponsored by Gemvision and Stuller.
The competition sought out unique and marketable solitaire designs. Each ring needed to be accompanied by a matching wedding band. All of the winners were picked by a select panel of judges.
Award Winning Jewelry Design : Angels & Demons Ring: Counter Sketch Studio Design Contest 2014
We are pleased to announce our designer Shawn Klose placed 2nd in the 6th annual Gemvision Jewelry Design Contest on March, 2014. The contest emphasized the extraordinary skills within the Gemvision software worldwide user community. Entry was open to all designers, manufacturers, and students, from around the world. The contest winners were announced at a special awards dinner gala.