The predominant metal is gold or platinum group metals, including palladium, or a combination of these. May be cast, fabricated, forged, assembled or created with any combination of techniques.

First Place
"The Queen"
Garen Garibian
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Artist Statement: The ring is made of 18k white and rose gold. The center is a 42.05 ct., 18.04mm cultured freshwater pearl (natural color GIA # 110189910605). There are also seven smaller freshwater pearls (Akoya). The ring is pavé-set with white diamond and two shades of blue and pink sapphires. It has five cabochon moonstones with a purple enamel underneath, four pear-shape diamonds and a hand-engraved shank. 

Second Place
"Peacock Pin" 
Samantha Freeman
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Artist Statement: My inspiration comes from Fabergé, from pieces that unfold to reveal hidden depths and multiple facets, and, of course, from the peacock, which would sound like a mythological creature—until you see one. I aspire to combine fine craftsmanship with beautiful, original design.