Gold has been revered throughout the ages as a symbol of distinction and value. The winning entries below show how designers are still infusing new life into this classic precious metal.
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Julie Lynn Romanenko, Just Jules LLC, Scottsdale, Arizona
Gold Cuff. This 14k gold cuff features a 1.66 carat diamond slice, surrounded by 0.25 carat brilliant round diamonds. The individual sections of the bracelet were cast and then hand-assembled.
Liaung Chung Yen, Liaung Chung Yen Contemporray Jewelry, Henriette, New York
"The Garden" Brooch/Pendant. Comprising 18k gold, brown and white diamonds, pearls, and steel, this brooch/pendant is like a secret garden with its own rhythm in mind. It features a group of scattered elements—pods, pearls, concave discs with cut-outs—that are linked together by linear elements. The pod elements are loosely attached, creating sounds when worn.