The full list of entries will follow in a few days, but here are the winners of the 2023 Hawaii Jewelers Association Design Contest:
First Place: Spirit of Wai - Diana Behic, Heartson Jewelry
Second Place: Stairway to Heaven - Eiko Dunster, Opal Fields
Third Place: Luminaire - Joshua Edelstein, Edelstein Metalsmiths
People's Choice Co-Winner: Green Flash - Carrie Nottage Smith, Na Hoku
People's Choice Co-Winner: Spirit of Wai - Diana Behic, Heartson Jewelry
First Place: Pulelehua - Carrie Nottage Smith, Na Hoku
Second Place: Illusion - Michael Nemeth, Michael Nemeth, Inc.
Third Place: Olili Lehua - Diana Behic, Honolulu Jewelry Co.
People's Choice: Kumu Nalu Bracelet - Sharon Gilbert, Lehua Jewelers
First Place: Lehua Vigor, Diana Behic, Heartson Jewelry
Second Place: Sakura Aloha, Eiko Dunster, Opal Fields
Third Place: Leading Lady - David Johnson, Heartson Jewelry
People's Choice: Lehua Vigor - Diana Behic, Heartson Jewelry
Designer of the Year 2023: Diana Behic for Lehua Vigor