client photo I got the package today before noon as the shipping stated, and the ring is BEAUTIFUL!!! I couldn't be happier! The images you guys send are so enlarged and zoom in on the detailing so much. The setting is just perfect the way you sent it. It's hard to gauge when you're looking at such a enlarged photo of the detailing versus the actual size.

- Jessica Hicks
Hanover Park, IL

AWARDS

2014 - Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award
2013 - Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award
2012 - Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award
2009 - National Jeweler's "America's Best Jewelers"
2009 - Tucson Guide's "Best Of," Jeweler
2009 - Southern Arizona Ethics Award, Better Business Bureau
2009 - National Jeweler; Colored Gemstone Jewelry; Finalist
2009 - National Jeweler; Print Advertising; Finalist
2009 - Jewelry In The Net, First Place, Professional Category
2009 - Mort Abelson Scholarship, Revere Academy of Jewelry
2008 - Matrix Design Contest, Judges Distinction (John)
2008 - Matrix Design Contest, Judges Distinction (John)
2008 - Diva Award, 1st Place
2008 - Passion Award, 1st Place
2008 - Passion Award, 2nd Place
2008 - Passion Award, Finalist
2008 - Passion Award, Finalist
2008 - Vision Award, 1st Place
2008 - Vision Award, 2nd Place
2007 - Tahitian Pearl Trophy, 1st Place
2007 - Vision Award, 1st Place
2007 - Passion Award, 1st Place
2007 - Passion Award, 2nd Place
2007 - Passion Award, 2nd Place
2006 - Vision Award, 2nd Place
2005 - Matrix Design Contest, 1st Place, Technical (John)
2005 - Vision Award, 2nd Place
2000 - Merit Award
1999 - Niche Award, 1st Place

2014

Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Awards

We won the Couples' Choice Award (formerly Bride's Choice Award).

2013

Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards

For the second year in a row, we won a Bride's Choice Award! This prestigious award is given to wedding industry vendors with outstanding reviews. Again, we remain in the top five percent of wedding jewelers nationwide!

2012
Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards

Krikawa was awarded a Bride's Choice Award from Wedding Wire! That means we are recognized as being in the top five percent of wedding professionals in the country! Thank you to the brides and grooms who highly reviewed us!

Best of Tucson GuideJune 2009
Krikawa Awarded "Best Of" by Tucson Guide

This year Tucson Guide went to the experts of the Old Pueblo: Certified Tourism Ambassadors. The nationwide Tourism Ambassador program, sponsored by local convention and visitors bureaus, trains those in the service and tourism industry from wait staff and bellhops to shop owners and tour guides—on the history of the city, as well as all there is to see and do. The CTAs of Tucson responded in detail, giving us our most comprehensive "Best of" compilation yet. Krikawa was named "Best Jeweler."

America's Best JewelersMay 2009
Krikawa Wins "America's Best Jewelers" by National Jeweler

New York--National Jeweler has unveiled the retail jewelers who have been named America's Best Jewelers (ABJ) for 2009 in both the Independents and Couture categories. The winning jewelers qualified through a comprehensive benchmarking survey done jointly with Jeweler's of America's Cost of Doing Business survey. The ABJ program, which launched last year, is intended to provide a channel through which jewelers can share successful best practices, offering a fresh approach to educational offerings for the retail community.

Ethics AwardMay 2009
Krikawa Wins Ethics Award from the Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau has awarded Krikawa with the Southern Arizona Business Ethics Award. This award honors local companies for demonstrating exemplary management practices, upholding high standards in relationships with customers, suppliers and shareholders; ensuring honesty and integrity in marketing and advertising; and giving back to their communities. Krikawa's one-inch thick submission packet was choc full of satisfaction surveys, issue resolutions, examples of outstanding customer service, letters from suppliers, internal documents, continuing education and more.
We have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. In the five years that we have been a BBB member, we have had zero complaints. This is because we take care of our clients: it is our mission to leave every client 100% satisfied! Where else can you get custom jewelry made with a 100% money back guarantee? Fortunately for us, we rarely have to make good on that offer: with impeccable craftsmanship and one-at-a-time ring making, we treat each order with the utmost respect. We are honored to be selected to make your important and personal jewelry! See article written by Kim States, Inside Tucson Business, here.

March 2009
Krikawa Finalist in National Jewelers Colored Stone Jewelry Competition

The month of February marked the latest National Jeweler competition. Krikawa was one of four finalists in National Jewelers Colored Stone Jewelry Competition. The winner and finalists for the competition were chosen by a panel of three judges: Victoria Gomelsky, editor of Couture International Jeweler; Lorraine DePasque, contributing editor to National Jeweler; and Amanda Gizzi, associate director for public relations at the Jewelry Information Center.

Westwordvision Vision AdFebrurary 2009
Krikawa Finalist in National Jewelers Print Advertising Competition

Against hundreds of competitors, Krikawa was just one of four finalists in National Jewelers Print Advertising Competition. Jewelers large and small, manufacturers to independents, applied from around the country to compete in their style and vision. Krikawa was applauded for their art-focus and ethereal style of advertising. See more of Krikawa's print advertising here.

February 2009
Krikawa takes First in JewelryInTheNet Competition, Professional Division

Over 100 applicants were judged online by a public vote, and Falling Water took first place for Professional Jewelry. The JewelryInTheNet Jewelry Design Competition featured creative work by talented jewelry designers from around the world. Entries were divided into amateur and professional levels and winners were determined by a popular vote from the general public.

Revere Academy January 2009
Lisa Krikawa Wins Mort Abelson Scholarship from Revere Academy

Lisa was awarded the Mort Abelson Scholarship from the Revere Academy of Jewelry in San Francisco. Her all expense paid trip to San Francisco to attend the Master Jewelry Symposium will take place in April. The contest honors Mort Abelson, who was instrumental in raising the awareness of jewelry design and promoting jewelry designers in the U.S. Lisa was interviewed by Sally Jewett-Brocato about the scholarship and business philosophy. Read her interview here.

Relic RenderingOctober, 2008
John Krikawa Wins Two Judges Distinction Awards at Gemvision Design Symposium

John Krikawa, our master modeler, won two Judges Distinction Awards in the Matrix Design Contest sponsored by Gemvision. This competition judges the complexity and craftsmanship of the created model and rendering. As an integral part of the jewelry making process, John has succeeded in mastering this complex program and elevated the process to art. Congratulations John!

Delicate Leaf Wedding SetDiva AwardsMay 30, 2008
12th Annual DIVA Design Competition -- Krikawa wins first place in the Bridal Ring Trio Suite category!

The Women's Jewelry Association announced the winners of its 12th Annual DIVA Awards design competition at a press conference held May 30 in the Platinum Pavilion at JCK Las Vegas. With this year's theme of The Platinum Wedding," the competition was sponsored by Platinum Guild International. Krikawa's winning entry, Delicate Leaf Wedding Set, was inspired by nature and features a stylized leaf design.

Included in the photo are Robert May, executive director Natural Colored Diamond Association (left), Lisa (center), Erica Courtney, winner of Platinum Jewels for the Bridal Party (third from right), Huw Daniel, president Platinum Guild International (second from right) and Yancy Weinrich, president Women's Jewelry Association (right).

April 13-15, 2008
2008 Vision Award Competition -- Krikawa wins two!

MJSA 2008Krikawa Jewelry Designs won first place and second place awards in the 17th Annual Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of American Vision Award Design Competition. The Juicy Liqueur Engagement Ring won 1st place in the Mokume-gane Distinction category, while the High Tea Cocktail Ring won 2nd place in the Palladium Distinction. These competitive and prestigious awards recognize the talent and innovation of designers whose work have a profound influence on the future of jewelry design. Lisa, accompanied by Jackie Wolfstein, our sales manager, and Susan Ruff, our marketing specialist, traveled to NY for the award ceremony on April 13th at the MJSA Expo New York trade show at the Javits Center. Read more about the competition.

Passion AwardsMay 2008
2008 Passion Award Competition -- Krikawa wins five!

4th Annual Bench Jewelers Passion Awards from BW Simon International:
1st Place, Jewelry Design Team for "Juicy Light"
2nd Place, Jewelry Design Team for "Heart Pendant"
Finalist, Jewelry Design Team for "Mokume Puzzle Ring"
Finalist, Ladies Jewelry for "Mokume Bracelet"
Finalist, CAD Rendering: Ladies Rings for "Desert Landscape"

Tahitian Pearl TrophyOctober 2007
Krikawa Receives First Place in Tahitian Pearl Trophy Competition

Lisa Krikawa has been awarded first place in the Tahitian Pearl Trophy competition sponsored by Perles De Tahiti GIE for her necklace, earring and ring set entitled Pearls & Curls. Winning in the “Parure†category among all North American entrants, Krikawa’s set will now proceed to the international competition to compete against finalists from over 30 countries. Find out more about the Tahitian Pearl Trophy here.

Passion Awards

APRIL 30, 2007 --- Krikawa takes three!
BenchJewelers Third Annual
Passion Awards Design Competition

Hosted by B.W.Simon International

FIRST PLACE: Design Team Category for the "Queen of Everything"
...................by Lisa Krikawa and John Krikawa

SECOND PLACE: Design Team Category for "Reine de Glace"
...................by Lisa Krikawa, Claudia Valdenegro and Heather Rouse

SECOND PLACE: Ladies Jewelry Category for "Something Blue"
...................by Lisa Krikawa


 

April 2007
Lisa Krikawa wins the 2007 American Vision Award - 1st Place, Mokume Gane Distinction

Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America's annual MJSA Vision Award Design Competition recognizes the talent and innovation of designers whose work is influencing the future design trends of the jewelry industry.

Mokume Lifedrop Pendant and Earrings

April 2006
American Vision Award - 2nd Place, Mokume Gane Distinction for LifeDrop Pendant and Earring Set

Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America's annual MJSA Vision Award Design Competition recognizes the talent and innovation of designers whose work is influencing the future design trends of the jewelry industry.


Gemvision Award
2005 Matrix Design Contest, 1st Place, Technical for Carved Curls

In 2005, John Krikawa received First Place for Technical Merit in Gemvision's First Annual Matrix Design Contest, at the Gemvision Matrix 5.0 Release Weekend in Chicago.

April 2005
American Vision Award - 2nd Place, Mokume Gane Distinction

Manufacturing Jewelers and Suppliers of America's annual MJSA Vision Award Design Competition recognizes the talent and innovation of designers whose work is influencing the future design trends of the jewelry industry.