Named for the master renaissance goldsmith, Benevenuto Cellini, this award honors an individual who has made a significant contribution to the world of jewelry design. The award is presented, not on a regular basis, but as the group identifies and chooses a deserving honoree.
Each recipient of the Benne Award is presented with an original sculptural trophy created by AJDC member Michael Bondanza.
Past recipients include:
Mort Abelson, creator of the JA New York Designer Room
Cindy Edelstein, Designer Advocate
Ettagale Blauer, Writer
Laurie Hudson, Former Director of Platinum Guild USA