We were so pleased to see the winners, a few in particular, of the seventh annual Jewelry Arts Awards. Entries were judged for excellence, visual appeal and impact, originality, and execution in these five categories: Pendants/Necklaces, Bracelets, Pins/Brooches, Rings, and Miscellaneous Jewelry.
This contest, sponsored by Jewelry Arts Magazine (used to be Lapidary Journal), always has a diverse roster of winners including newcomers. Every jewelry designer should try and enter sometime... it's a good thing to do.
Marie Scarpa won Best of Competition (also First Place, Pendants/Necklaces) NAUTILLESQUE. www.mariescarpadesigns.com
We loved seeing our friend -- designer and retailer extraordinaire, llyn strong, take First Place in the Miscellaneous Jewelry with her YELLOW BERYL SUITE. www.llynstrong.com
Visit Jewelry Artist website to see all the winners. And to get an application for the 2009 Contest which will be there in mid-November, they say.