CEDARBURG — The winning jewelry design of the inaugural Facets Jewelry Design Competition raised $440 for the Cedarburg High School Art Department.
The competition was hosted by Patty Gallun Hansen, owner of Gallun Fine Jewelry, and Jack Henke, CEO of Henke and Associates. The Facets Jewelry Design Competition saw the participation of many talented high school students and enthusiasts from the community.
The winning ring design was created by Stella Weber. Weber was awarded a $500 cash prize and the first ring off the manufacturing line from Gallun-Hansen and Henke.
More than 300 community members cast votes for their favorite design. The design was then cast in sterling silver and set with a 0.10 carat laboratory grown diamond. The funds raised for the CHS Art Department will be channeled toward a laser engraver and much needed jewelry making equipment and supplies.
Henke and Gallun-Hansen are already working on the next competition with art students and teacher, Deb Mortl, in the first semester jewelry making class at Cedarburg High School.
Both Henke and Gallun-Hansen agreed that a competition like this, especially in Cedarburg, which is known for its thriving art community is a fantastic opportunity to nurture young talent and give back to the community, according to a press release.
“The forthcoming competition promises to be another exciting chapter in the journey of the Facets Jewelry Design Competition; further strengthening the bond between the business community and the arts in Cedarburg,” the press release states. “Stay tuned for more details about the competition and how it will continue to support the artistic endeavors for Cedarburg’s talented youth.”