MJSA Journal would also like to recognize the following second-place and honorable mention winners in this year’s competition.
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.
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.
This brooch/pendant, made of interwoven 18k and Argentium wires, won Honorable Mention for Laser Distinction.
Featuring a 29.5 ctw suite of rainbow moonstones, this design won Honorable Mention for Laser Distinction
This repurposed ring features a 2 ct. radiant-cut diamond center stone and two pear-shaped sapphires. It won Honorable Mention forCustom Design Distinction.
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