Local jeweler wins national jewelry competition
For the Gazette
Stevens Point-based jeweler Thomas Dailing of Lee Ayers Jewelers receives award for creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design
NEW YORK – Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has awarded Thomas Dailing of Stevens Point-based Lee Ayers Jewelers, a first-place award in the 2019 CASE Awards, the association’s annual jewelry design competition. Dailing won the first-place CASE Award in the Jewelry $5,001-$10,000 (retail value) category.
Dailing competed among 54 jewelers in the competition. The CASE Awards recognizes the creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design from top jewelers across the nation. All entries were evaluated by a panel of expert judges to determine a winner in each category.
“Jewelers of America is honored to showcase the exceptional craftsmanship and creativity of jewelers, like Thomas Dailing, whose designs demonstrate the remarkable jewelry available from JA-member stores nationwide,” says JA President & CEO David J. Bonaparte.
Dailing won the first-place CASE Award in the Jewelry $5,001-$10,000 (retail value) category for a “Nova” 14K white gold pendant holding an 18.97 ct concave faceted citrine, accented with 33 round diamonds (0.85cw). He previously won in the same category in the Midwest Jewelers Association design competition.