2007 November Jewelry Design Competition

See below the winners from our 2007 Jewelry Design Competition that was advertised in the Honolulu Advertiser!



Updated at 2:12 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hawaii Jewelers Association announces award winners

Advertiser Staff

The Hawaii Jewelers Association has released details of its 2007 Jewelry Design Competition.

Award winners, with descriptions of the winning jewelry provided by the Jewelers Association:


Third Place - SUPERIOR AGATE by Tom Warner of Tom Warner Imports. This 18-karat white gold and diamond ring features a rare, richly colored Lake Superior banded agate.

Second Place - NIGHT WIND by Dana Romsdal of Goldsmiths Kauai. An white gold slide pendant featuring a dramatic, carved drusy black onyx, a beautiful silver Tahitian pearl and accented with diamonds.

First Place - BUTTERFLY ON SUNFLOWER by Michael Van Ly of Maui Divers. A hand made diamond accented sunflower motif brooch featuring a fluttering pave' set butterfly about to light on the open flower.

People's Choice - BUTTERFLY ON SUNFLOWER by Michael Van Ly of Maui Divers.


Third Place - HEAVENLY TEARS by Karen Yee of Opal Fields. These earrings feature a rare matched pair of enhanced blue Eight Star diamonds. Dangling from an array of natural fancy and colorless diamonds, they appear as blue heavenly tears.

Second Place - LOVE ME TONIGHT by Bill Stockton of Lehua Jewelers. Representing a 30 year anniversary, this 18-karat white gold pendant features three South Seas pearls intertwined in diamonds, all freely rotating.

First Place - CIRCLE OF LOVE by Brian Thomsen of Kohala Goldsmiths. This 18-karat yellow and white gold neckpiece features a spectacular suite of rare black opals, accented with pave' and bezel set diamonds. Opal, symbolizing purity and love in combination with the purity of the circle design, completes a stunning article of jewelry.

People's Choice - LOVE ME TONIGHT by Bill Stockton, Lehua Jewelers.


Third Place - TINY BUBBLES by Karen Yee of Opal Fields. The design of this bracelet is playful, happy and bubbly like the song by Don Ho that inspired it. Excellently crafted in 14-karat gold it features tiny black opals, bubbly white opals, fancy yellow diamonds and ruby cabochons.

Second Place - KOA BUG by Tom Warner, Tom Warner Imports. This 18-karat yellow and white gold "koa bug" motif pendant features a rare "tube" agate from the Lake Superior area. It includes rare Isle Royal green stone eyes and a diamond head. The idea is that the wearer of this pendant, like the Hawaiian koa bug, will live happy and care free.

First Place - HAWAIIAN GREEN FLASH by Bruce Bucky of Hildgunds. The brilliance and mystery of Hawai'i's legendary green flash is captured in these beautiful dangle earrings. Featuring regal green tourmaline and brilliant diamonds, they are hand crafted in 18-karat gold.

People's Choice - HAWAIIAN GREEN FLASH by Bruce Bucky of Hildgunds.

The Designer of the Year Award goes to BUTTERFLY ON SUNFLOWER by Michael Van Ly,Maui Divers.

The Jeweler of the Year Award was awarded to Shawn Hanley and Maui Divers for outstanding industry contribution in facilitating educational events for jewelry professionals state wide. Last year, Tommy Kakasako of Kakasako Brothers received the award.