Basharova of New York City won for her entry titled, “Milky Way Pendant,” which consisted of 18K gold and 950 palladium with 1.6 cts. untreated diamonds.
Liaung Chung Yen of Liaung Chung Yen Designs in Henrietta, New York received the second place award for his “Blossom” ring in 18K gold with 1.87 cts. brown diamonds.
MJSA Vision Award winners were selected by a panel of judges consisting of designers, design experts, educators, and industry professionals
The pieces were judged on originality, creativity, presentation quality, effective use of materials, wearability, and the design’s perceived manufacturing and marketing potential.
Natural Color Diamond Association sponsored the competition in the Natural Color Diamond Distinction category.