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Winners of NCJA annual Design Competition announced


The North Carolina Jewelers Association (NCJA) announced the winners of it’s annual Design Competition during the NCJA Annual Meeting, April 24th at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Grande Dunes Resort.  Keith Hipp of Ellis Jewelers in Lexington won Category II and Oz Hefner of Oz’s Jewelers in Hickory won Category III.   The competition recognizes the outstanding work of North Carolina designers.

“The Design Contest categories are tiered, based on cost of materials used in the creation of the piece,” stated NCJA President Stacey Sears.  “Design work creates unique opportunities for jewelers to differentiate themselves.  Our country was built on rugged individualism and customers need to look no further than their local jeweler to find self-expression in jewelry form.  Our Design Contest is the venue by which these designers can be recognized for their craftsmanship and design acumen.”

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The North Carolina Jewelers Association 2010 Design Competition Category II winning piece created by Keith Hipp, Ellis Jewelers, Lexington, NC.

Oz Hefner of Oz’s Jewelers in Hickory, NC took 1st place in Category III at the NCJA annual Design Competition.

For more information on the Design Competition or the NCJA please call 919-789-7979 or visit


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