The winners of the MJSA Vision Awards, which honors excellence in jewelry design as well as technical skill, were announced. The winners were presented with their awards in New York City March 14.
Gregoré Morin of Gregoré Joailliers in Santa Barbra, Calif., won first place in design excellence and first place in last distinction for Hiruko, an 18k white and yellow gold objet d’art.
Julie Bukareff of JJ Buckar in Toronto took second place in design excellence and laser distinction for Bird’s Nest, an 18k rose gold and 19k white gold locket brooch featuring a Torré del Greco Italian hand-carved cameo shell.
Photos courtesy of MJSA
Other winners include:
- First place, visionary technical support, Adam Neeley of Adam Neely Fine Art Jewelry Inc., in Laguna Beach, Calif.
- Second place, visionary technical support, Edward Rosenberg and Mirella Conner or Edward Mirell in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
- First place, gold distinction, Barbara Heinrich or Barbara Heinrich Studio in Pittsford, N.Y.
- First place, custom design distinction, Cynthia Zava of Cynthia Renée Inc. in Carrboro, N.C.
- Second place, custom design distinction, Doreen K. Sanborn of DKS Designs Inc. in Fairfax, Va.
- First place, future of the industry award for students, Young-eun Han, student at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City
- Second place, future of the industry award for students, Natalia Davidich, student at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design & Arts in Ukraine