AWARDS

Recognition for Jewelry Design and Business Practices

 
Better Business Bureau 2009 Ethics Award WinnerBest of Tucson Guide 2009America's Best JewelersWeddingwire Couple's Choice Awards 2014Weddingwire Couple's Choice Awards 2013Weddingwire Couple's Choice Awards 2012

Awards:
Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award, 2014
Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award, 2013
Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Award, 2012
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, 2009
Matrix Design Contest, Judges Distinction, John Krikawa, 2008
Matrix Design Contest, Judges Distinction, John Krikawa, 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, 2008
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, 2007
Vision Award, 2nd Place, 2006
Matrix Design Contest, 1st Place, Technical , John Krikawa, 2005
Vision Award, 2nd Place, 2005
Merit Award, 2000
Niche Award, 1st Place, 1999
 
Weddingwire Couple's Choice Awards 20142014 - Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Awards
We won the Couples' Choice Award (formerly Bride's Choice Award).


 
Weddingwire Couple's Choice Awards 20132013 - 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!



Weddingwire Couple's Choice Awards 2012
2012 - Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards
Krikawa was awarded a Couple'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 Guide 2009June, 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.
Better Business Bureau Ethics Award 2009May, 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.
Krikawa Mokume Ribbon Engagement RingMarch, 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.
 
Krikawa Falling Water Engagement RingFebruary, 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 - Gemvision Design Symposium:
John Krikawa Wins Two Judges Distinction Awards
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!
 
Diva 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).
 
MJSA 2008April 13-15, 2008 - 2008 Vision Award Competition:
Krikawa wins first and second place
Krikawa 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.
 
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.
 
Passion AwardsApril 30, 2007 - BenchJewelers Third Annual Passion Awards Design Competition,
Hosted by B.W. Simon International:
Krikawa takes three!
1st place, Design Team Category for the "Queen of Everything", by Lisa Krikawa and John Krikawa.
2nd place, Design Team Category for "Reine de Glace", by Lisa Krikawa, Claudia Valdenegro, and Heather Rouse.
2nd place, Ladies Jewelry Category for "Something Blue", by Lisa Krikawa.
 
Krikawa Mokume PendantApril 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 EarringsApril 2006 - American Vision Award:
2nd Place, Mokume Gane Distinction for LifeDrop Pendant & 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.
Krikawa Mokume Curls Ring
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.
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