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MJA Virtual jewelry
design contest
5 Design Contest Entries now
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Design Contest


FREE ENTRY for MJA 2020 Virtual Convention


      This year the Design Contest will be Online. Please see Design Contest Form for full Rules and Regulations.  For entry into the Design Contest, e-mail photos of your piece along with completed Design Contest Form to  All entrants must have their form and pictures submitted by September 25th.  Virtual Choice will be voted on via Facebook Private Messages to MJA.  The winner of the Virtual Choice Awards will receive a $100 cash prize and free entry into the 2021 CASE Awards.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at

Design Contest



There will not be a panel of judges this year, the winner will be decided by all those who attend the Virtual Convention.  This year the Design Contest Voting will be online.  

To vote, you will need to be affiliated with a MJA Member Store or MJA Vendor, one vote per person.   

5 Design Contest Entries

design Entry #1
Cathy Rowe & Michelle Owens
 Cornerstone Fine Jewelry
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Hand Carved & Engraved Platinum & Diamond Ring.  Featuring a 2.52 Radiant Cut Center Stone with Two Step Cut Trapezoids.  The ring was Hand Carved and Cast.   After setting, the sides and top profiles of the ring were hand engraved

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Red ribbon rosette for the second place
design Entry #2
Michelle Owens
 Cornerstone Fine Jewelry

Fully Engrave 22 karat Dog Tag.  Inlayed with 19k white gold and a platinum rivet.  The gold was melted and rolled, then shaped, inlayed, engraved, rhodium plated and antiqued.

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design Entry #3
Cathy Rowe
 Cornerstone Fine Jewelry

This Pendant features a baroque freshwater pearl with diamond, blue sapphire, black cultured & lab grown alexandrite accents exploding from the center of a semi-reticulated sterling silver form accented with 14ky gold.   Created using: heat treating silver sheet, hand fabrication, custom hand carved wax patterns, casting,assembly using soldering & laser.  The laser was also used to create adornement on the edges

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design Entry #4
Tony Snodgrass
Kent Jewelry

14 karat European yellow flying kite fashion ring, featuring a 2.15 shield cut Parti Sapphire Faceted by John Dyer accented with .07 ctw US LAb Grown Diamond Melle.  Designed in cad. 3D Printed, Casting, Prong Stone Setting, and Finishing done in house.

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3rd place runner up white rosette with c
design Entry #5
Zach Welty
Vincent's Jewelers
St. Louis
Blue Ist place winners rosette with plea

Granulated 14k white and yellow gold ring containing hand worked wire filagree.  Also Containing 2 Dutchess Cut Diamonds @ .69 ctw and a 1.30 ct Dutchess cut Rhodolite Garnet center.  White gold portion of ring was hand carved and casted, the rest was hand fabricated all done in house.

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