Johnson, owner of Edward-Johns Jewelers in
As Best of Show winner, Johnson’s piece will be entered in the recently announced Atlanta Jewelry Show’s Jewelry Design Competition to be held during the 2011 Spring Show in
Awards were given in four different value categories as well as Best of Show and the Peoples Choice award. The winning selections were chosen based on overall design, marketability, practicality and wearability, and craftsmanship. A panel of judges selected the winners for each category.
Judging the competition were Adam Staub, national sales manager for Galatea, Doug Hucker, CEO of the American Gem Trade Association and Bill Wismar, Alabama Jewelers Association Design Contest chairman and owner of Metal Binders in
Other category winners included:
Category 1A: 1st place: Jana Barry, Edward-Johns Jewelers, Marietta, GA - sterling silver disc with lizard pendant; 2nd place: Eddie Knox, Knox Jewelers, Atlanta, GA - sterling silver, meteorite, enamel, and glass pendant.
Category 1B: 1st place: Jana Barry, Edward-Johns Jewelers, Marietta, GA - 18K yellow and 14K white gold black Tahitian pearl and diamond ring; 2nd place: Anna Johnson, Edward Johns Jewelers, Marietta, GA - Palladium and 14K white gold amethyst and diamond pendant
Category 2: 1st place: Jonathan Meadows, Art Jewelers,
Category 3: 1st place: John Johnson, Edward-Johns Jewelers,
The coveted Peoples Choice Award was awarded to Mikheil Kautenzki from Tena’s Jewelry in
Winners in each category received a plaque and the congratulations of the judges and their peers.
For details about the Georgia Jewelers Association Jewelry Design Contest or for information about GJA, contact Judy Lince, executive director at 770-424-7567.
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