Contests

PONTE D'ORO COMPETITION RECOGNIZES DESIGNERS Susan Sarantos of Newport, R.I., won the grand prize of $5,000 in the Ponte d'Oro Competition with this rendering for a brooch. The contest was sponsored by JCK, the Centro Affari e Convegni Arezzo, the Tuscan Chamber of Commerce Foreign Trade Center, Banca Monte dei Paschi de Siena and local authorities of Arezzo. Sarantos' jewelry rendering was one of 25 semifinalists chosen to be produced by manufacturers in the Tuscan region of Italy. The duality theme of the competition inspired Sarantos to create a binary brooch composed of elements that move in opposition. The design incorporates 18k yellow gold with a yellow sapphire and 18k white gold with a white diamond. It was manufactured by Falcinelli Diamanti of Arezzo. Other winners (as noted in JCK, August 1996, p. 204) were Ronna Lugosch, Round Pond, Me., first place, $3,000; Paul Rob
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