The entries were judged for excellence, visual appeal and impact and originality. There were six categories this year: Pins/brooches, Bracelets, Earrings, Pendants/Necklaces, Rings and Miscellaneous jewelry.
Photo credit: Azad
Naomi Sarna was the winner of the Best of Competition and also the First Place winner in the Pins/Brooches category. Her entry is called First Wave, and features an 18K gold and Chinese Freshwater pearl design with diamonds, sapphires, opals and topaz. The stones are all pavé set and give a lot of sparkle and fire to the center pearl.
The magazine will be announcing their 2010 contest in Mid November, so be sure to check back to see details of next years design contest. For more photos of winners in other categories, you can visit the Jewelry Artist website. All winners did a fabulous job and the pieces are just stunning.