WJA ANNOUNCES WINNERS IN 2016 GEMDIVA DIVISION OF THE ANNUAL DIVA DESIGN COMPETITION– A DIVISION OF THE AGTA SPECTRUM AWARD™
The Women’s Jewelry Association is delighted to announce the winners of the first division of its prestigious DIVA Design Competition. There are two divisions – and this first one called GemDiva is a category of the renowned AGTA Spectrum Award™. The judges met on October 25th to review all the colored gemstone designs women entered into the Spectrum awards. The judges, who spent hours reviewing hundreds of jewels, were: Myriam Gumuchian of Gumuchian Fils Ltd., Jennifer Heebner of JCK Magazine, Stephanie Albertson of Stephanie Albertson Jewelry and Cindy Edelstein of Jeweler’s Resource Bureau.
Classic Wear – 1st Place
Naomi Sarna, Naomi Sarna Designs – 18K white gold petal brooch featuring white, yellow, pink, brown and green Diamonds accented with Amethysts and multicolored Sapphires.
About the WJA DIVA Design Competition
The DIVA Design Competition is an annual contest founded in the late 1990s by the Women’s Jewelry Association as a way to encourage women from all walks of life to express their creative voices through the medium of precious metals and gemstones. The competition is open to all women, whether or not they are employed in the jewelry industry and whether or not they possess any formal training. The competition is judged by experts in jewelry design and craftsmanship. Beyond the national recognition from participating in the contest, winners receive a cash award and a trophy.
The Women’s Jewelry Association exists to help women in the jewelry and watch industries advance and develop professionally through networking, education, leadership development and the provision of member services. It is the premier business networking organization dedicated to enriching and advancing the professional lives of the women in the jewelry and watch industries.