GIA Announces Jewelry Design Levels of competition Winner

Carlsbad, Calif.—The Gemological Institute of The united states has granted the yearly Gianmaria Buccellati Basis Award.

GIA and the Gianmaria Buccellati Basis initially partnered in 2018 to spotlight the expertise amongst GIA’s jewellery design students across its worldwide campuses.

Now in its sixth yr, the 2022 honor went to a college student from the GIA London faculty for the 1st time, Sara Guergova.

“On behalf of the Gianmaria Buccellati Basis, we want to congratulate Ms. Sara Guergova, this year’s winner, furthermore all the other finalists whose work so enriched this year’s competition,” explained Larry French, chief officer of North America strategies at the Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation.

“We also want to recognize the talented GIA style and design instructors who aided tutorial the college students on their way to the remaining judging in Tucson. Our founder, Gianmaria Buccellati, considered that building jewelry was an artwork and, like all art, needed to be studied and practiced in order to increase into a learn designer. The Gianmaria Buccellati Foundation is very pleased to associate with the Gemological Institute of America to inspire the advancement of these younger designers and we hope they will keep on on this remarkable job route.”

The judging panel consisted of award-successful designer and goldsmith Alishan Halebian of Alishan Jewelry Studio positioned in Southern California retailer Cathy Calhoun of Calhoun Jewelers in Royersford, Pennsylvania and Carmel, California jewelry designer and rendering and design and style teacher Remy Rotenier Shelly Sergent, the collections manager of the Somewhere In the Rainbow Gemstone and Jewelry Selection and Victoria Gomelsky, the editor-in-chief at JCK.

Winner Guergova mentioned of the honor presented at a GIA occasion in Tucson, “The night was exceptionally inspirational, but then also to go on and acquire the Gianmaria Buccellati Basis Award it was actually an unforgettable expertise for me. In a way, it validates the difficult do the job during the a long time and diminishes any preceding self-doubt in what I can reach,

“Attending GIA was a transformative instant in my lifestyle, I uncovered so substantially …going ahead, the tactics and technological techniques I obtained, will propel me even additional.”

The level of competition for the 2023 award winner is currently underway, GIA mentioned. Open up to GIA jewelry design and style pupils, eligibility specifications and additional information are offered on the web