Awards & Accolades
Simply Unique Jewelry Designs has been recognized for its creative talents, business expertise and customer service by international, national and local organizations.
International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards
Jewelry Design's Highest Honor
"Champion of Champions" 2019
Simply Unique co-owner Alex Maryaskin won "the Oscar of jewelry design," making him the top jewelry designer in the world, as the Champion of Champions” in the 2019 International Jewellery Design Excellence Awards (IJDE). Read more
OTHER DESIGN HONORS
Saul Bell Design Award
1st Place in Hollowware/Art Object, 2017
1st Place in Hollowware/Art Object, 2014
The Saul Bell Design Award is an international competition for jewelry makers and designers. Recognizing artist of distinction in jewelry design.
Port Warwick Art Festival
Best in Show, 2016
1st Place, 2013
1st Place, 2012
Best in Show, 2011
The Port Warwick Art & Sculpture Festival presents world-class fine art, designed by artists that demonstrate innovation and originality. Artist are challenged to exhibit the freshest and most exciting pieces from their body of work.
Boardwalk Art Show
Merit Award, 2015
People's Choice Award, 2013
1st place: Virginia's Finest Artist Award, 2012
Boardwalk Art Show Merit Award is Virginia Beach’s longest running annual oceanfront event and one of the best outdoor fine art shows on the eastern seaboard. 275 artists from all over the U.S. and beyond present an eclectic range of fine arts and craft.
Stockley Gardens Art Festival
Mayor's Award, 2009
The Stockley Gardens Art Festival is a community tradition in Norfolk’s historic Ghent neighborhood. Patrons can to browse through jewelry, pottery, paintings, and other works of art by over 130 artists. Each year, a nationally recognized artist or curator judges the artists compete for a variety of prizes ranging from an Emerging Artist Competition to college, high school students, and recent graduates awards.
Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design "Summer" Contest
Grand Prize Winner, 2012
The SRAJD is an international organization of jewelry designers who create and sell their own jewelry.
Jewelry Artist Magazine Award
2nd Place, 2009
Jewelry Artist Magazine focuses on metallic jewelry art and design. It draws its material from the best jewelry makers to inspire you. Each issue combines gemology, mineralogy and history with fine carving and jewelry making to create a truly inspirational resource.
American Excellence Award
U.S. Institute of Trade & Commerce
The USITC chooses one business, based on surveys and industry research, that has demonstrated the highest caliber of customer service, business ethics and company values.
"Best of" Awards
Best Jewelry Store of Coastal Virginia
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013
Coastal Virginia Magazine
Runner Up, Retailer of the Year, 2015
Best Jewelry Design and Repair of York Town, 2015
Best Jewelry Store of 757, 2013
Hampton Roads Magazine
Best Jewelry Store
2013, 2012, 2011, 2010
Daily Press Choice Awards