2000 Design Contest

This information was featured April 2000 in Professional Jewelers Magazine.


Hawaii Jewelers Win Awards

Contests honor new designs in cultured pearl jewelry, colored gem jewelry and earrings


The Hawaii Jewelers Association recently honored winners of its three jewelry design contests, one each for cultured pearl jewelry, colored gemstone jewelry and earrings.

Cultured Pearl Jewelry
First PlaceCathleen Bunt
Kathleen Bunt Fine Art Jewelry,
Kihei, Maui“Madonna,” an 18k gold enhancer with four Tahitian cultured pearls from 9.4mm to 9.8mm, a 3.1-ct. pink tourmaline and 0.70 carat of diamonds. The accompanying necklace has six Tahitian cultured pearls ranging from 9.2mm to 9.6mm and is set with 0.55 carat of diamonds.
  Second PlaceKarla Brom
The Rainbow Collection,
Honolulu“Naupaka Suite,” an 18k gold Naupaka flower pendant and earrings featuring Chinese freshwater cultured pearls.
  Third PlaceDouglas Glenn
Kamuela Goldsmiths,
Kamuela“Volcano Over Snow,” an 18k gold and platinum necklace with 4.13 carats of rubies, 1.56 carats of diamonds in 18k-tipped platinum flames and a 13mm white South Sea cultured drop pearl cooling the volcano’s flames.
  Peoples ChoiceKaren Keit
Black Pearl Kauai,
Koloa, Kauai“The Sky is the Millennium,” an 18k yellow and white gold slide pendant with 0.21 carat of diamonds and a 14mm round Tahitian black cultured pearl.


Colored Gem Jewelry
First PlaceEric Vogt
The Goldsmith Gallery,
Kapaa, Kauai“Fire Bird,” an 18k gold pendant containing a 23.97 opal carved by the designer and channel-set with 0.13 carat of diamonds.
Second Place, People’s ChoiceDavid Sacco
Master Touch Gallery,
Makawao, Maui“Shields of Tanzanite,” an 18k gold and platinum neckpiece set with tanzanite and diamonds, accented with bezel-set sapphire and baguette diamonds.
Third PlaceMarilyn Hively
The Goldsmith Gallery,
Kapaa, Kauai“Emerald Isle,” an 18k gold and platinum pendant featuring a 3.94-ct. emerald and 0.46 carat of diamond pavé.


First PlaceKenneth S. Brown
Masterpiece Gallery,
Kamuela“Puelehua,” 18k gold earrings feature 10mm Tahitian cultured pearls and 7mm akoya cultured pearls.
Second PlaceLucinda Tardiff
Xan Designer Jewelry,
Koloa, Kauai“Shooting Stars In A Golden Galaxy,” 18k yellow and white gold earrings set with diamonds.
(Photo Unavailable) Third PlaceJim Saylor
Jim Saylor Jewelers,
Kapaa, Kauai18k and 14k palladium white gold earrings set with tanzanite and rhodolite garnet.
Peoples ChoiceCarrie Nottage-Smith
The Rainbow Collection,
Honolulu“Le Corps,” earrings crafted in 18k gold and set with multicolored sapphires, diamond and peach cultured pearls.