Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Naoko Kawakita Design Idea DC1E Necklace and Earrings
Grand Prize Gold Medal Winner: Naoko Kawakita Design Idea DC1E Necklace and Earrings

"What? Please? Yes? (Long pause) Ahhhh! (laughter), thank you! thank you! thank you! I can't believe it!” - Naoko Kawakita

Inspired by the gifts of peace and hope that blossoming cherry trees convey in spring, Naoko Kawakita created the delicate, elegant necklace Cherry Blossoms in Bloom, which was honored with the Grand Prize Gold Medal.

"That's gorgeous." "Every woman loves flowers." "Very delicate. Very feminine." - Chris Freedman

Grand Prize Silver Medal Winner: Annalisa Esposito Design Idea DC1S Necklace

Named for Mediterranean winds that sweep through the Sahara Desert, the judges were dazzled by Annalisa Esposito's necklace Qibli, which was awarded the Grand Prize Silver Medal.

"This is very pretty." "Soutache is the going thing right now. It's so current." - Chris Freedman

Grand Prize Bronze Medal Winner: Ezartesa Design Idea DC02 Necklace

Capturing the judges' attention, the luminescent components and graceful movement of Ezartesa's exquisitely detailed Crystal Cross Pendant merited a tie for Grand Prize Bronze Medal.

- Chris Freedman

Design Idea DC0Q Necklace Grand Prize BronzeMedal Winner: Eleanna Zegkinoglou

With her necklace Queen Pangaea, Eleanna Zegkinoglou captivated the judges with a whimsical design that sparkled its way to a tie for the Grand Prize Bronze Medal.

"She made it like diamonds or something." "I'm absolutely enchanted with this little thing." - Chris Freedman

Grand Prize Employee's Choice Winner: Keiko Wada Design Idea DC1W Music Box

A stunning visual symphony executed with impeccable technique, the Employee's Choice Award was awarded to Keiko Wada for Piano.

"Pretty spectacular." "This is over the top." - Chris Freedman

Grand Prize President's Award Winner: Claudia Cattaneo Design Idea DC0J Necklace

Suggesting spring at its best and most beautiful, Claudia Cattaneo's Spirit of the Earth necklace deservedly earned the President's Award.

"Look at this. I love this." "It's just stunning." - Chris Freedman

Grand Prize Trendsetter Award Winner: Aja Berger Design Idea DC12 Necklace

Winner of the Trendsetter Award, Aja Berger married masterful technique with show-stopping design in her regal collar necklace Louis XV.

"It's very fluid." "I'd wear that in a heartbeat. I'd buy that in a heartbeat." - Chris Freedman

View All Winning Designs Here

Gold Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Gold Naoko Kawakita Necklace and Earring Set
Bracelet Antonietta Rizzo Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Allure Bijoux Necklace and Earring Set
Necklace Aja Berger Necklace
Jewelry Design Sets Sharon Demaris Necklace and Earring Set
Home Décor and Doll Keiko Wada Music Box

Silver Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Silver Annalisa Esposito Necklace
Bracelet Victoria Sorkin Bracelet
Fashion Accessories Beth Vanderah Purse
Home Décor and Doll DiAnne Smith Antler Tree Sculpture
Jewelry Design Sets Rebecca Fauteux Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set
Wedding and Holiday Judit Littomericzky Necklace

Bronze Medal
Category Name View Winning Design
Grand Prize Bronze Ezartesa Necklace
Grand Prize Bronze Eleanna Zegkinoglou Necklace
Bracelet Agnieszka Watts Bracelet
Fashion Accessories (Tie) Anita M. Russell Brooch
Fashion Accessories (Tie) Keiko Wada Earrings
Home Décor and Doll Tammara Scott Doll
Jewelry Design Sets (Tie) Eliana Maniero Necklace and Earring Set
Jewelry Design Sets (Tie) Joanie Whitehead Necklace and Earring Set
Wedding and Holiday Melinda Kadar Necklace, Bracelet and Earring Set

Grand Prize Employee
Category Name View Winning Design
Home Décor and Doll Keiko Wada Music Box

Category Name View Winning Design
Home Décor and Doll Claudia Cattaneo Necklace

Trendsetter Award
Category Name View Winning Design
Necklace Aja Berger Necklace

Agnieszka Watts Hillary Self Natalia Savastano
Aja Berger Janice Chatham Noel Wyres
Alexis Viola Judit Littomericzky Sarouchka Lobbens
Anna Azobel Judith Bither Sian Nolan
Atsuko Keiko Wada Suzanne Neve
Carri Rowley Krafty Max Originals Svetlana Chebotayeva
Charlina Johnston Laura Luepke Tammi Rapp
Cleopatra Cosulet Liudmyla Heggland Teresa Neale
Colori Preziosi Liz Reed Ulyana Seryankina
Daniela Neumann Melissa Player Victoria Sorkin
Eliana Maniero Miranda Groenendaal Yoriko Arii
Elizabeth Graehling Mouna Marini Zegna Aston
Guzialia Reed