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JA’s CASE Award Announces Winner of the People’s Choice Award – And the Winner is MJA Minnesota Jeweler

For 28 years, Jewelers of America's design competition for jewelry retailers has celebrated the custom design craftsmanship found in the jewelry stores of JA Members nationwide. Fifty-six pieces were submitted into the 2018 competition and were judged creativity, artistry, style and excellence in design. The winner, Bernie Benavidez (Master Jewelers Inc.; Rochester, MN) won for his Madeira Citrine pendant. Other MJA members whose pieces were entered are: Karin Burg, The Corner Studio, WI; Sara Commers, Commers Custom Jewelers, MN; Tom Dailing, Lee Ayers Jewelers, WI; John Langenfeld, Gold Diamond & Designs, WI; and Rita Ward, Barnes Jewelers, WI. Way to Go MJA Members! Congratulations to all the winners! All pieces can be seen on JA’s website at:

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