Professional Jeweler Archive: Spotlight on Titanium

October 2004

Precious Metals/News


Spotlight on Titanium

Students and professionals test their design mettle with alternative jewelry metal


Winning entries in the 2004 World Titanium Council Jewelry Design Competition demonstrate the cutting-edge design possibilities that can be achieved with this strong, light metal.

Entries – drawings or finished pieces – were judged on originality, artistic merit and demonstration of the positive attributes of titanium. The judges included jewelry and consumer magazine editors, jewelry designers, retailers and consultants.

For more information on the annual contest, contact WTC at (954) 421-2310, info@worldtitaniumcouncil.org, www.world titaniumcouncil.org.

OUTSTANDING DESIGN IN TITANIUM AWARD

Walter Adler Chefitz
Manhattan Beach, CA

Chefitz’ entry, a contemporary design titled “Infinity Ring,” features a diamond that seemingly floats above the finger. A thin anodized edging of light golden brown along the beveled interior of the shank emphasizes the spiral infinity design.

SECOND PLACE

Benita Edwards
Adelaide, South Australia

The anodized titanium necklace, which Edwards calls “Joyful Harmony,” includes bead-set diamonds and natural pink sapphires.

THIRD PLACE

Pallavi Dudeja Foley
Bangalore, India

Foley created this rendering of “The Chameleon,” a titanium necklace of colorful drops.

TITANIUM INNOVATIVE ARTIST

Kristi Carson Obenauf
Radcliff, KY

Spectore Corp. of Deerfield Beach, CA, which cosponsored the competition with WTC, presented this special $500 award for Obenauf’s titanium fairy pin entry titled “Spread Your Wings and Fly.”

– by Lorraine M. O’Donnell, A.J.P.

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