Jewellery Business bench tips writer Tom Weishaar has captured silver at the Kenneth R. Wilson (KRW) Awards for his six-part series on stone-setting techniques.
“We are very honoured to have won a KRW Award,” said Jewellery Business editorial director, Blair Adams.
“Tom’s articles are popular with our readers. It is exciting that a jury of our peers also recognizes the quality of JB’s content and the great work we do in providing Canadian jewellery professionals with timely, trusted, and topical editorial.”
Weishaar was nominated in the ‘Best How-to Article or Series of How-to Articles’ category. This was his and Jewellery Business‘s first time winning at the prestigious magazine awards.
“In the southern part of the United States, we have an old saying that goes like this, ‘If you happen upon a turtle sitting on top of a fence post, you can be assured it didn’t get there by itself,'” Weishaar said.
“I am a person who knows a bit about how jewellery is made and very little about writing. I would like to thank the great team at Jewellery Business, who make my articles look professional, and especially Jacquie De Almeida, my editor, who takes my ramblings and makes them readable.
“I hope this collection of articles on stone-setting helps my fellow bench jewellers, just as great people like Lee Peck and Jose Gadoy helped me when I was a young turtle. Jewellery can be a wonderful industry—don’t settle for mediocrity.”