Held at Sydney’s Start City Casino, the annual awards night was held to celebrate the success of Showcase members, suppliers and support office staff in the last 12 months and “find inspiration for the year ahead”.
The other winners were:
‘Member/Retailer of the Year’ – Stephen McCosker of Mystique Jewellers (7 retail stores) in Queensland.
Member Recognition’ – Robert and Helen Ely of York Jewellers in Penrith, NSW
‘Creative Design’ – Steven McAteer of GemArray Jewellers in Ballina, NSW for Fantasea (a 14 carat white and rose gold ring emblazoned with 117 round brilliant diamonds and 20 tsavorite garnets).
‘Practical Design’ – Matthew Ely of York Jewellers in Penrith, NSW for Columbian Delicacy (an 18 carat white and gold dress ring featuring a 1.64 carat emerald and brilliant cut diamonds).