MJSA. Professional excellence in jewelry making and design.

Additional Winners

MJSA Journal would also like to recognize the following second-place and honorable mention winners in this year’s competition.

 

Karin Jacobson Chrysanthemum Fold Black Pear Earrings 

"Chrysanthemum Fold" Black Pearl Earrings

Karin Jacobson
Karin Jacobson Jewelry Design, Minneapolis

Featuring the designer’s signature "origami" style of folded metalwork, these earrings feature recycled metals (gold and oxidized sterling), Harmony recycled GI–SI diamonds (0.10 ctw), and 9 mm Tahitian black pearl drops. It won Second Place in the Professional Excellence, 4 Years in Business category.

Ashley Pollack Reverie Bracelet 

"Reverie" Bracelet

Ashley Pollack, student at SUNY New Paltz and the Gemological Institute of America

Pollack cut each link of this hinged bracelet from a sheet of sterling, then added decoration through keum-boo, the ancient Korean technique that fuses 24k foil to another surface (usually silver). After scoring, bending, and soldering the links, she attached them with Argentium posts. This flexible bracelet won Second Place in the Future of the Industry category.

 

Sophia Hu Wreath Brooch/Pendant 

"Wreath" Brooch/Pendant

Sophia Hu
6SHADOWS, Las Vegas

This brooch/pendant, made of interwoven 18k and Argentium wires, won Honorable Mention for Laser Distinction.

Adam Neeley Moon Glow cuff 

"Moon Glow" Cuff

Adam Neeley
Adam Neeley Fine Art Jewelry, Laguna Beach, California

Featuring a 29.5 ctw suite of rainbow moonstones, this design won Honorable Mention for Laser Distinction

 

David Dorian Art Deco Ring 

Art Deco Ring

David Dorian 
Dorian Jewelers, Watertown, Massachusetts

This repurposed ring features a 2 ct. radiant-cut diamond center stone and two pear-shaped sapphires. It won Honorable Mention forCustom Design Distinction.

 

Brenda Smith Notre Dame Necklace 

"Ode to Notre Dame" Necklace

Brenda Smith
Brenda Smith Jewelry, Woodstock, Georgia

An 18k green gold necklace featuring a 41.28 ct. apatite center stone accented by green tsavorites (1.66 ctw) and natural diamonds (1.14 ctw), this piece won Honorable Mention for Custom Design Distinction

 

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