Students Smile for Golay Contest

The 17th Prix Golay, the design competition sponsored by Golay Buchel of Switzerland, has once again uncovered talented and innovative students of jewelry design. To realize this year's theme, participants created ornaments to "trigger a smile." Each student was allowed to create the piece with 13 keshi and freshwater pearls. Participants are in their final year of professional education and had to produce the piece from rendering through final fabrication. This year's grand-prize winner was designed by Fanny Kohler, of Ecole d'Art des Montagnes Neuchâteloises in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The piece was a table-shaped cuff bracelet with pearls mounted like a scoreboard. The conceptual prize went to Seraina Lea Sonderegger of Schmuckdesign Jürg Brunner, Olten, and Goldschmiedeschule, in Pforzheim. Her piece was a collection of 13 candies with silver, porcelain, cubic zirconia

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