MJSA Vision Award Winners Announced

Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America honored the winners of its 2007 MJSA Vision Awards during its recent Expo New York trade show.

The awards, which have both a professional category and a student category, were created by MJSA to encourage innovation and creativity in jewelry design. In addition, there were several special distinction categories honoring outstanding design in palladium, laser work, natural-color diamonds, CAD/CAM design, crystal, mokume gane, and reactive metals.

Among the winners were:

  • First place, professional category, Troels D. Larsen, of Jacobus Goldsmiths, Laguna Beach, Calif., for a peridot, blue zircon, and green tourmaline pendant with diamonds. Jacobus Goldsmiths;(949) 632-9160; www.jacobusbaas.com.

  • First place, palladium distinction, Trish Yan, of Grandway Development Ltd., Hong Kong, for A Strong Rose ring in 950 palladium, 18k white gold, and diamonds. Grandway Development Ltd.; (852) 2383 0271; www.grandway.hk.

  • First place, natural-color diamond distinction, Nina Basharova, for the Milky Way pendant in 18k gold and 950 palladium with diamonds. Nina Basharova; (917) 557-6242; www.ninabasharova.com.

For a complete list of winners or for information about next year’s contest, visit www.msja.org.