Guzialia Reed's exquisite necklace is called Twilight. The judges were most impressed by this feast of colors, conveyed primarily by a wash of Swarovski crystal rhinestone chatons. Guzialia is justly proud of her creation: ''Among the hundreds of necklaces I have made, this is my most favorite. It is so vibrant, live, chic and extravagant.''
''Spectacular, stunning, wonderful. I just love the way the elements of this piece are balanced.''
The wedding necklace, Honeymoon in Dubai, from artist Stefania Iucci was a very strong contender for the top prize. Chris and the judges were very impressed with the elegant design as well as Stefania's choice and arrangement of materials.
Chris enthused about Honeymoon in Dubai ''This is a stunning, totally spectacular wedding necklace.''
The Red Roses necklace by Mary Lou Allen brought some refreshing new ideas to the contest.
Chris was captivated by Red Roses: ''It screams Swarovski. I love the colors and the concept. This is a spectacular statement piece.''
Always looking for something unusual, Fantastic Merry-Go-Round by Noboyu Chiba captured the judges' fancy. Inspired by a Parisian merry-go-round, this fun and colorful creation actually turns and changes light colors. The judges loved the detailed horses and a carriage with its whimsical passenger.
The President's Award is given to the necklace Enchanted World by Sonia Lidozzi. Chris and the judges were impressed with the enormous amount of work and detail that went into this admittedly over-the-top piece of art.