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New York-A passage in a book and a piece of jewelry made for a milestone birthday served as the inspirations for the winner of this year's Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award Named in honor of Abelson, the former show director who came up with the idea for having an area for emerging designers, the award is presented annually at the JA New York show to a designer who's exhibiting at her or his first jewelry trade show The Chicago-area resident beat out the nine other designers exhibiting at the summer show edition of the New Designer Gallery, which is curated by show consultant Liz Kantner, to win the award.
Price points for her 14-karat gold, diamond and mirror-set pieces, which she commissions through a factory in New York City but are made overseas, range from $675 to just under $3,000 retail The exhibitors of the 2018 JA New York Summer show's New Designer Gallery pose together after the presentation of the Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award Monday afternoon Accepting the Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award Monday afternoon, Sleigh said it was "Completely unexpected" and complimented the nine other designers exhibiting alongside her in the New Designer Gallery.
The Mort Abelson New Designer of the Year Award is presented annually at the JA New York Summer show. . More
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