Professional Jeweler Archive: Designs in Titanium

August 2003

Precious Metals/News


Designs in Titanium

Winners best demonstrated the beauty and strength of titanium


The World Titanium Council unveiled the winners of the 2003 Titanium Jewelry Design Competition at The JCK Show-Las Vegas May 30.

Judges were designers David Yurman, Jose Hess and Alan Revere retailers Ruth Fortunoff of Fortunoff and Amie Ritota of Finlay; Cindy Edelstein of the Jewelers Resource Bureau; Amy Kim-Araneo of Mikimoto; and jewelry editors Lorraine O’Donnell of Professional Jeweler, Carrie Soucy of JCK, Lorraine DePasque of Lustre and Randi Molofsky of National Jeweler.

Entries were judged on unique design, visual appeal and demonstrating the attributes of titanium in jewelry.

Spectore cosponsored the event and presented the Titanium Innovative Artist award.

Grand Prize & Outstanding Design in Titanium Winner

Jackie Goertz
Stoughton, WI

“Reflections of Motherhood” Mother’s Ring features green anodized titanium, an 1.06-ct. aquamarine, an 0.11-ct. tsavorite garnet and diamond accents.

Titanium Innovative Artist

Ariel Scornik
Scornik Creative Jewelry
Buenos Aries, Argentina

“Prow to the East” titanium bracelet.

Second Place

Jesper Jensen
Jensen Jewelers
Alberta, Canada

“Thrill” titanium matrix ring.

Third Place

Ron Thomas & Dave South
Logan, UT

Titanium ring holds a tension-set emerald-cut fluorite.

Honorable Mention/Professional Division

Charles Bahringer
Milwaukee, WI

Honorable Mention/
Student Division

Nanz Aalund
Seattle, WA

Honorable Mention/International Division

Ronil Magdaraog
Philippines

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