Paragon Lake announced 12 winners of its Inspired Design Contest.
The contest attracted almost 200 designs submitted from all over the world.
The "Inspired Design Contest" goal was to attract top jewelry designers who would inspire the jewelry design community, retailers and consumers with original earring, ring and pendant designs along with the story of their inspiration. The judging criteria included quality, creativity, manufacturability and the inspiration story behind the one of a kind design.
Judges included Jennifer Heebner, of JCK Magazine, Greg Stopka of JewelSmiths and Jose Hess, Award Winning Designer, and Tony Rodrigues, Paragon Lake.
- First place: Jeet Palavwala for his engagement ring design. Inspired by a lotus flower.
Prize: Wacom CintiQ monitor & $1,000 cash
- Second place: Dan Christie for his pendant design. Inspired by Brain Warp, a mind challenge game.
Prize: Canon EOS Rebel XSi camera & $500 cash
- Randy Dixon for his ring design. Inspired by Greek/Roman architecture
Prize: iPod Touch & $100 cash
- Michael Devlin, Randy Dixon, Dave Dorian, Martha Gomez, Claudio Gussini, Lee Krombholz, Elena Nazarova, David Nytch and Rosendo Rosas.
The winning designs will be featured on http://www.paragonlake.com and showcased on Paragon Lake’s Virtual Display Case.