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. 

Artist Statement: Each piece is crafted with respect and thoroughness based on a concept inspired by shapes and colors collected in its environment. His minimalist pieces put the emphasis on the material by using simple shapes, creating pieces with unusual and timeless looks. Pierre-Yves stands out as an innovative and unconventional creator in both his ideas and his technique. Read More

First Place
“Moebius No.1”
Pierre-Yves Paquette
Saint-Jerome, QC, Canada

Artist Statement: Inspired by nature, art, and the world around us, I strive to interpret these beauties into modern forms featuring unique gold colors and exquisite gemstones. Each jewel is created to be a wearable sculpture, crafted by hand, that reveals a distinctive story. Read More

Second Place
“Star Hen Galaxy Pendant”
Adam Neeley
Laguna Beach, CA, United States