Contemporary bridal and fashion jewelry brand, Uneek, is known for its numerous recognitions from its industry peers. This year, Uneek adds 11 wins under its belt from INSTORE Design Awards. Voted by the judges and retailers, the award-winning pieces by Uneek’s president and lead designer Benjamin Javaheri are recognized in seven major categories. “Awards are great but the real excitement is seeing the winning design given as a gift of adornment that will be passed down as heirloom pieces from generation to generation,” Javaheri shares. First of the two biggest winners in the roster is Uneek’s “Solstice,” a 8.57 carat VS1/GIA certified radiant fancy yellow diamond ring flanked by 1.43 carat trapezoid-shaped diamonds. Designed to show true natural sunshine, the yellow center stone is mounted in an 18k yellow gold basket surrounded by 0.41 carat diamonds in platinum. From Uneek’s Natureal Collection, this ring is hard to miss with its beaming yellow color that can light up any room. “Solstice” won 1st place and Retailer’s Choice in the Colored Diamond Jewelry category.
Uneek’s “La Lluvia,” a 5.85 carat J/SI11 GIA certified pear-shaped diamond pendant adorned by a 41.5-inch platinum chain with 1.76 carat round diamonds, also received 1st place and Retailer’s Choice Award in the Diamond Jewelry over $5000 Category. From Uneek’s Signature Collection, the pear-shaped diamond center is cuddled by a delicate teardrop-shaped platinum double halo with pave round diamonds while the platinum chain is sprinkled with navette-shaped openwork filigree alternating with milgrain-bezel stations.
One of the three winners of Retailer’s Choice Award is Uneek’s “The Heiress,” a timeless 9.22 carat cushion cut tourmaline with a color tone of green that will enhance and comfort all. With diamond inlays around it and two Cadillac-cut side stones contrasting the center’s uniqueness in the simplest of accents. From Uneek’s signature Collection, “The Heiress” is reserved for the inheritance of love and beauty forever.
From the Petals Collection, “Hope Petal” is an optimistic state of mind based on positive outcome. This two-carat oval is surrounded by a set of refined concentric halos showing perfection in design that aligns with every bride’s optimistic goal in life, love and dreams. Uneek’s “Hope Petal” received the Retailer’s Choice Award in the Best Engagement/Wedding Ring under $5000 category.
One truly sovereign beauty mounted on 18k white gold is Uneek’s “Reign Drops”, a pair of 1.62 carat epaulette diamonds that depict the soft movement of the clouds brushing away raindrops as expressed by the long strands of 1.5 carat diamonds, ending in droplets of baguettes. These glamorous 10.12 carat emerald-cut indicolites take the center stage in this eye-catching pair, winning the Retailer’s Choice Award for Best Earrings over $5000 category.
To know more about all seven design winners and other styles from Uneek’s Fine Jewelry collection, please email [email protected] or call 1.888.BE.UNEEK.
Coming in 2nd place in the Best Engagement/Wedding Ring over $5000 category is Uneek’s “The Proposal.” Inspired by every little girl’s dream of becoming a bride one day, “The Proposal” is a 10 carat K/SI2 cushion cut diamond set on a three-row shank with a rose gold middle row and filigree on the basket accented with natural pink diamonds. The forever beauty of this stunning cushion center enveloped with this triple silhouette ring shank is truly a dream come true for all girls.
Uneek’s stunning “Bleu Infinity” receives the 3rd place and Retailer’s Choice awards in the Platinum Jewelry category. The centerpiece of “Bleu Infinity” is the 6.67 carat cushion natural blue sapphire flanked in unity with two matching 1.13 ct sapphires, set on Uneek’s infamous Silhouette shank. A sea of infinite blue, this ring’s magnificent blue sapphires create a dream statement, exuding a true feeling of beauty, balance and calmness.