Named after the company’s founder, the design competition recognizes artists and students who challenge traditional perceptions of jewellery design.
Applicants are invited to submit designs in the categories of gold/platinum, silver/Argentium, silver, beads, metal clay, hollowware, or enamel. Now in its 12th year, the awards hand out more than $30,000 in prizes.
The Canadian finalists are:
• Pierre-Yves Paquette, Saint-Sauveur, Que. (gold/platinum);
• Mengnan Qu, Dartmouth, N.S. (enamel);
• Marina Babic, Toronto (beads) and;
• Mary Heller, Toronto (beads).
Prizes will be handed out at an awards dinner during JCK Las Vegas on June 2.