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Alabama Jewelers Association announces Design Contest winners

The Alabama Jewelers Association (AJA) held its annual convention at the Wynfrey Hotel in Birmingham April 5 - 7. The AJA’s Annual Jewelry Design Competition was held Sunday, April 7. AJA members and their employees submitted original designs in several categories. Entries were displayed at the Sunday Past Presidents Luncheon where the voting took place and winners announced.

The winners were: 

Best in Show

AJA best in show

Candace Wade
Levy’s Fine Jewelry
Birmingham, Alabama
Oval light purple agate housed in a 14kt white and rose gold basket of diamonds


People’s Choice & 1st Place Category 3

AJA peoples choice

Blake Turner
Hayes Jewelry
Mobile, Alabama
Hour glass design pendant with trillion color change CZs and round diamonds set in 14kt


1st Place Category 1

AJA cat 1

Natalya Douglas
Hayes Jewelry
Mobile, Alabama
Non-magnetic hematite beads and Miyuki seed beads with sterling catch


1st Place Category 2

AJA cat 2

Robert Levy
Levy’s Jewelry
Birmingham, Alabama
Cushion cut tanzanite set strategically in a concave 18kt yellow gold frame that reflects either yellow gold or purplish blue, depending on the angle, with accent diamonds.


1st Place Category CAD


Glenn Manning
Manning Jewelry
Foley, Alabama
Free form opal and diamond pendant set in 14kt yellow gold


For more information about the AJA visit their new website at www.AlabamaJewelers.us or call 205-526-5710.