HJA welcomes People's Choice judges

October 12th, 2012
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hjabangleNadine Kam photos
In the Hawaiian category of the Hawaii Jewelers Association's annual design competition, a scrolled bangle with enameled ilima design. Judging was blind, so I don't know who created the pieces shown here.

If diamonds are a girl's best friend, I made many friends this morning while helping to judge the Hawaii Jewelers Association annual design competition.

The criteria for judging the 45 pieces entered were: Overall Design, Marketability, Practicality and Wearability, and Craftsmanship.

Of course, to judge wearability, I had to try on many of the tempting pieces. Always a pleasure judging this contest, and winners will appear in the paper on Oct. 18.

In case anyone else wants to take a turn at judging, the pieces are on view at Opal Fields at Ala Moana Center (across from the Apple store) today, and those who stop by and fill in a ballot this afternoon, and from 5 to 6:30 p.m. tonight at Roy's Hawaii Kai, will be entered to win a $100 Roy's dinner certificate.

Call 949-3982 for more information.

hjanecklaceAnother Hawaiian category entry.

hjabelleA Belle Epoque style necklace entered in the $3,000-plus category.

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