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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


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

2019 Winner

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
2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015

Coastal Virginia Magazine

Runner Up, Retailer of the Year, 2015
Retail Alliance

Best Jewelry Design and Repair of York Town, 2015

Yorktown Awards

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Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday & Monday

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