Professional Jeweler Archive: Hawaiian Jewelers Honor Creativity

August 2001

Professional Insider/Contests


Hawaiian Jewelers Honor Creativity

Association presents prizes in three jewelry design categories


The Hawaii Jewelers Association sponsored three jewelry design contests at its spring convention in Honolulu. Contest I featured bridal jewelry, Contest II men’s jewelry and Contest III metal jewelry not featuring a center stone.

Contest I

First Place: Brian Thomsen and Darren Marcum of DBJ Goldsmiths Inc., Wailuku, for matching platinum and 18k wedding rings with working screws featuring flush-set diamonds.
Second Place: Karla Brom of Rainbow Collection, Honolulu, for a 14k, 18k and platinum naupaka flower accented with bezel-set diamonds.
Third Place: Thomas Sauve of Sauve Jewelry, Kihei, for an 18k gold tulip wedding/engagement ring with a 0.90-ct. pear-shaped F/VS1 laser-inscribed diamond.
People’s Choice: Roxanne Beebe Design, Lahaina, for an 18k white gold draping-chain hand ornament with three bezel-set diamonds. The design includes a
detachable 14k white gold ring with a black Tahitian cultured pearl and briolette diamond.


Contest II

First Place: Joseph Moes of DBJ Goldsmiths Inc., for an 18k gold men’s band with channel-set diamonds in a wave design.
Second Place: Thomas Sauve of Sauve Jewelry, for an 18k yellow gold men’s ring with a bezel-set buff-top tanzanite.
Third Place: Rich Mace of Opal Fields, Honolulu, for an 18k gold men’s ring with a Queensland boulder black opal showing lava red and accented with bead-set diamonds.
People’s Choice: Hella Allestorfer-Meek of Windward Jewelers, Kailua, for a 14k gold sculpted men’s ring with a star-set diamond.


Contest III

First Place and People’s Choice: Denny Wong of Cosmos Jewelry, Honolulu, for an 18k white and yellow gold dragon pendant with ruby eyes and 15 diamond accents. The dragon’s head is spring-mounted so it comes to life with the slightest movement.
Second Place: Eric Gold of Gold Originals, Honolulu, for a sculpted platinum pendant with black glass enamel and bead-set diamonds.
Third Place: Steven Lee of Steven Lee Designs, Aiea, for a 14k gold pendant featuring a sculpted dolphin catching a wave and circled with bead-set diamonds.

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