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2017 Annual GJA Jewelry Design Contest Results Announced

Record number of entries in Annual GJA Jewelry Design Contest

A record breaking 38 entries from 16 designers across Georgia dazzled the attendees as the Georgia Jewelers Association held their annual jewelry design contest in Opelika, Alabama, on April 2, 2017. The event took place during the group's annual convention at the Marriott Grand National Resort and RTJ Golf Trail. The competition was open to all members of the GJA and their employees and is held to offer an opportunity to showcase design talent and craftsmanship for the retail jeweler.

This year's Tommy Barr Best of Show Award went to Bill Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld Jewelers, Tucker 14K white gold Yellow Diamond and Tsavorite Garnet ring. The top honor is named for a longtime member and past president of GJA that did much to promote the event and the association.

The Jewelers Choice Award went to Christopher Elsey, Town Square Jewelers, Fayetteville Platinum and Diamond pendant. The Jewelers Choice Award is determined from the voting of everyone in attendance at the convention.

First place and second places winners were announced in four categories. The categories were based on a sliding scale of metals and dollar values. Three independent judges scrutinized the entries in each category and select their first and second place winners.


Category 1A:

  • First Place: David Meadows, Art Jewelers, Woodstock Sterling silver and yellow gold Pearl and Citrine ring.
  • Second Place: Meghan Proctor, Mucklow's Fine Jewelry, Peachtree City 14K white gold Tourmaline and Pearl pendant.

Category 1B:

  • First Place: Malachi Meadows, Art Jewelers 14K rose gold Diamond ring.
  • Second Place: Jonathan Meadows, Art Jewelers Cuff links.

Category 2:

  • First Place: Meghan Proctor, Mucklow's Fine Jewelry 14K white gold Diamond pendant.
  • Second Place: Johnny Johnson, Edward-Johns Jewelers, Marietta 18K yellow gold Tsavorite and Diamond pendant.

Category 3:

  • First Place: Angelica McDeermond, Art Jewelers 14K white and yellow gold Diamond ring.
  • Second Place: Johnny Johnson, Edward-Johns Jewelers 14K white gold Aquamarine and Diamond ring.

The convention was jointly hosted for the 9th year by GJA and Alabama Jewelers Association. This partnership has helped both state's associations stay strong and vital when once per year the members of the two states meet at a location along their common border for fellowship, learning and networking.

Jewelry Design Competition 2017
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Best of Show
Bill Rosenfeld, Rosenfeld Jewelers, Tucker
Jewelers Choice
Christopher Elsey, Town Square Jewelers, Fayetteville
Category 1A - 1st Place
David Meadows, Art Jewelers, Woodstock
Category 1B - 1st Place
Malachi Meadows, Art Jewelers
Category 2 - 1st Place
Meghan Proctor, Mucklow's Fine Jewelry
Category 3 - 1st Place
Angelica McDeermond, Art Jewelers
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