Every creative type knows how elusive inspiration can be. Sometimes it arrives out of the blue, striking like lightning. Other times it takes its time, only emerging when it sees fit. But when inspiration does arrive, it’s best to stand back and let it work its magic. And that’s exactly what the winners of the 2018 MJSA Vision Awards did.
Whether it was a bug, a plant, or a one-of-a-kind gemstone, the inspiration behind this year’s winning designs helped these jewelers to create spectacular and memorable pieces. No matter the source of their inspiration, these jewelers followed it down a creative path that ultimately led to victory.
Since 1992, the MJSA Vision Awards have celebrated outstanding achievement in jewelry design. And as you’ll discover, this year’s winners continue to uphold this annual tradition.
Before we share the inspiring stories behind this year’s winning designs, we’d like to take a moment to thank the MJSA Vision Award sponsors, without whose support these awards would not be possible.
We’d also like to thank the judges of this year’s competition: San Francisco–based designer/educator/author Alan Revere; Klaus Kutter of A Jour Jewelry in Bristol, Rhode Island; Michelle Graff of National Jeweler in New York City; Jim Grahl of J. Grahl Design in Balboa Island, California; and Michael Coan of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
And now, it’s time to be inspired by the winners of this year’s Vision Awards…