The 5th, 6th and 7th designs in the 2015 MJSA Online Design Challenge are now online. Each year the MJSA hosts an exciting design competition held exclusively online for nine jewelry designers. The designers are presented with a loose gemstone from Omi Gems (a 4.59 carat cushion purple fancy sapphire) and a fictional client story titled “A Little Piece of Home,” as inspiration for their designs. Read the story here.
See the latest designs and click each for more details:
Lot No: TS1064
Tsavorite Garnet Pear
11.69 x 8.40 x 5.62 mm
Rich deeper green but not over dark. Very clean and bright, difficult to find color like this today over 3 carats. GIA certified.
Lot No: FS1330
Purple/Violet Sapphire Cushion
11.39 x 9.73 x 7.10 carats
Nice medium, pleasant color with slight color change. Good spread and bright, eye clean. GRS certified No Heat violet to purplish pink color change, Sri Lanka. This is a beautiful stone for a ring design.
Designer Evan deJonghe of Evan Maxwell Jewelry in Saratoga Springs, NY “was excited to take on this project” for the 2015 MJSA Online Design Challenge featuring Omi Gems’ 4.59 carat cushion purple sapphire. Evan takes a unique approach to his custom design by focusing on the “no” words that a client uses. This same technique helped guide him in creating a unique purple sapphire platinum and gold ring for this year’s challenge.
View the design and learn more about his inspiration on the new MJSA website.
As Bruce read the fictional story entitled “A little Piece of Home,” home and family are what stuck out the most. He kept these two aspects in mind as he designed around our 4.59 carat cushion shaped purple sapphire, the sponsored stone for this year’s Challenge. Discover the thoughtful meaning of the diamonds and geometric shapes in this design on the MJSA website.
Follow the Online Design Challenge all year and stay tuned for more designs throughout September. Then cast your vote for the winner!
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