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Jewelry Artist Magazine's - 2009 Jewelry Arts Awards



Photo: Best of Competition (also First Place, Pins/Brooches): Naomi Sarna - FIRST WAVE
32mm x 23mm. 18K gold, Chinese freshwater pearl, VS diamonds, Montana sapphires, Contra-luz opals, Imperial topaz. Handmade lost-wax gold setting surrounding pegged and epoxy-set pearl. All stones are pave set with bright-cut finishing. Photo: Azad.sarna.naomi@gmail.com, naomisarnadesigns.com

Jewelry Artist magazine's annual competition yields 10 outstanding winners

We proudly present the winners of the eighth annual Jewelry Arts Awards. Entries were judged for excellence, visual appeal and impact, originality, and execution in these six categories: Pins/Brooches, Bracelets, Earrings, Pendants/Necklaces, Rings, and Miscellaneous Jewelry.

Three independent experts judged this year’s entries:

Christine Dhein is a jewelry designer, author, photographer, founder of "Green Jewelry News," and assistant director at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts. Her innovative designs combine recycled precious metals with repurposed rubber and have been featured in many exhibitions, books and magazines in the U.S. and Europe (www.christinedhein.com).

Ettagale Blauer is the author African Elegance, Contemporary American Jewelry Design, and American Wristwatches, Five Daces of Style and Design. She is also the author of hundres of articles on jewelry, including design, diamonds, precious metals, colored gems, and jewelry retailers (jewelscribe@aol.com).

Donald A. Stuart is Professor Emeritus of the Jewellery and Metals Program of Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario, Canada, and one of Canada's more respected designer goldsmiths. He is the recipient of numerous awards including Canada's highest honor, the Order of Canada, in recognition of his illustrious career as an artist and educator (www.donstuart.ca).

Our thanks to the judges and all who entered for their hard work and participation.

To enter the 2010 Jewelry Arts Awards, entry forms will be available for download in mid November 2009 at www.jewelryartistmagazine.com/contest.

Compiled by Kristen L. Gibson, Assistant Editor. For more information about our competitions, e-mail Kristen atkgibson@interweave.com


Photo: First Place, Earrings: Nanz Aalund
NAUTILUS EARRINGS
33mm x 5mm x 26mm each earring. 22K gold and epoxy resin. Corrugated 22K gold is spiraled with epoxy resin cast into the spiral. Fabricated ear clip. Photo: Doug Yaple.
nanz@nanzaalund.com, www.nanzaalund.com
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