Cornelis Hollander Awards

Cornelis Hollander's debut was sensational. In 1982, the largest jewelry design contest in the country was the "Gold 82" competition. Cornelis was working for a local jeweler in Phoenix who urged him to enter the contest, with only three days until the deadline. Working in his garage, he quickly fashioned two rings one for the jeweler's entry and one for himself. The jeweler's ring won first prize and Cornelis entry won the grand prize. The next day a jewelry buyer from Saks Fifth Avenue was calling Cornelis to come to New York with his collection. The legacy started here.

2005 Winner in AGTA's Spectrum Awards Gemstone Jewelry Design Competition
2002 Winner in AGTA's Spectrum Awards Gemstone Jewelry Design Competition, Maintaining Most Awarded Designer designation
1999 Winner in AGTA's Spectrum Awards Gemstone Jewelry Design Competition
1996 Winner in AGTA's Spectrum Awards, Second Place, maintaining Most Awarded Designer designation
1996 Winner in the 1996 Platinum Design of the Year Contest, Japan
1996 Winner in AGTA's Spectrum Awards, Honorable Mention
1995 Winner in the 1995 Platinum Design of the Year Contest, Japan
1994 Winner in AGTA's Spectrum Awards first designer to win 5 Spectrum Awards
1994 Winner in the 22nd Annual International Pearl Design Contest, Japan
1994 Winner in the 1994 Platinum Design of the Year Contest, Japan
1993 Winner in the 21st Annual International Pearl Design Contest, Japan
1993 Winner in Modern Jeweler's Buyer's Choice Award Design contest
1991 Winner in the 19th Annual International Pearl Design Contest, Japan
1991 Winner in DeBeers Diamond of Distinction promotion
1991 Winner in AGTA's Spectrum Gemstone Jewelry Design Competition
1990 Winner in DeBeers Diamond of Distinction promotion
1989 Winner in DeBeers Diamond of Distinction promotion
1988 Winner in the 16th Annual International Pearl Design Contest, Japan
1987 Winner in the 15th Annual International Pearl Design Contest, Japan
1986 Two-time winner in the 14th Annual International Pearl Design Contest, Japan
1985 Winner in the Executive Jeweler's Design Competition Award
1985 Winner in the 13th Annual International Pearl Design Contest, Japan
1985 Winner in AGTA's Spectrum Gemstone Jewelry Design Competition
1984 Two-time winner in AGTA's SpectrumGemstone Jewelry Design Competition
1984 Winner in the 12th Annual International Pearl Design Contest, Japan
1982 Grand Prize and Award of Merit winner in "Gold 82" sponsored by Intergold, New York