HONOLULU, HI (March 12, 2015) – Local company Maui Divers Jewelry won seven international jewelry design awards in the 2015 Jewelers’ Circular Keystone (JCK) Jewelers Choice Awards. The seven awards won represent the third most total awards won by any of the international entrants in this prestigious design competition. The Jewelers Choice Awards, now in its eighth year, is the industry’s largest design competition.

“All the jewelry we produce is inspired, designed and created locally. We are delighted to be recognized on an international stage,” said Cliff Slater, Chairman and CEO of Maui Divers Jewelry. “It’s wonderful to share our creations with this larger audience.”

The award-winning designs are inspired by the beauty of the Islands and include pendants such as a plumeria flower, a breaching whale and a nautilus. Another pendant uses the Hawaii state gemstone, Hawaiian black coral.

“It’s an honor to receive these awards,” said Cole Slater, Vice President of Design and Manufacturing. “It is great to see our team rewarded for their creativity and hard work.”


The Maui Divers Jewelry winning designs include:

001_Bubble Earrings

  • Shoreline Bubbles-Inspired (‘Ehu Kai) Earrings in 18K Gold and Diamonds

o    First Place, Best Earring Design ($2,501 - $10,000 Category)

002_Plumeria Pendant

  • Scroll Plumeria Diamond Pavé Pendant in 14K Gold

o    Second Place, Diamond Jewelry ($2,500 and Under)

003_Whale Pendant

  • “Breaching Whale” Pendant in 14K Gold and Diamonds

o    Third Place, Gold Jewelry (Under $2,500)

004_Diamond Nautilus Pendant

  • Nautilus Diamond Pavé Pendant in 18K Gold

o    Third Place, Diamond Jewelry ($2,501 - $10,000 Category)

005_Multicolored Tahitian Pearl Pendant

  • Diver’s Bubbles-Inspired Pendant in 18K Gold, Tahitian Black Pearls and Diamonds

o    Third Place, Pearl Jewelry ($2,501 - $10,000 Category)

006_Lovers Embrace Pendant

  • “Lovers Embrace” Diamond Pendant in 18K Gold and Hawaiian Black Coral

o    Third Place, Best Necklace Design ($2,501 - $10,000 Category)

007_South Sea Golden Pearl Ring

  • Crown Flower Diamond Ring in 18K Gold and South Sea Golden Pearl

o    Third Place, Pearl Jewelry Over $10,000

Founded in 1959, Maui Divers Jewelry is the largest jewelry manufacturer and retailer in Hawai’i. The company is renowned for its unique, high-quality designs featuring pearls, precious corals, diamonds and other gemstones.


All this jewelry is created locally at the Jewelry Design Center, its Liona Street, Honolulu facility where tours are offered to the public daily.

Maui Divers Jewelry owns and operates 30 locations throughout Hawai’i. For more information, please visit www.mauidivers.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter (@mauidivers) and Instagram (@mauidivers).


Media Contacts:

Buddy Moore                                                                Kristine Wada
Maui Divers Jewelry                                                       Maui Divers Jewelry
808.946.7979                                                                 808.792.6858
buddy@mauidivers.com                                                kristine@mauidivers.com

Winning designs and hi-resolution photos are available upon request for media use.