CGA Announces Canadian Jewellery Design Contest Winners

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The Canadian Gemmological Association (CGA) announced today the winners of the 2022 Canadian Emerging Artist Design Competition. Jewellery students and new graduates from across Canada were invited to submit their creations for a chance to win cash prizes and exposure to top Canadian jewellery businesses.
“I want to congratulate our winnersthis year on a job well done,” said DonnaHawrelko, CGA President. “Design creation is all about bringing your inspiration to life, and the participants have done an outstanding job with that”.

This year’s winners include:

• First Place Winner, Samy Douma for his necklace entitled, “Al Muharib”

• Second Place Winner, Iris Lo for herstatement earrings entitled, “Tang Sui.”

• Third Place Winner, Monique Huynh for her necklace entitled, “Land Of The Lite Fairies.”
And Honourable Mention to Lei (Yuna) Zhang for her necklace entitled, “Bamboo Reports Peace.”

The Canada-wide competition is open to all students enrolled in a Canadian post-secondary jewellery design or metalsmithing program.
“This is our fourth year celebrating this prestigious award and we are delighted to see the uniqueness in each submission. This really attests to the creative brilliance and passion of our Canadian students,” said Hawrelko.

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