Southport, CT: The semi-annual conference of the Independent Jewelers Organization (IJO) took place recently at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX where they held their annual Jewelry Design Contest. Bob Shinsky from Les Olson Jewelers in Palm Harbor was selected to judge the submitted entries in four categories: Earrings, Pendants, Rings and Bracelets. Bob, an award-winning designer in his own right, was chosen because of his expertise and knowledge of the fabrication of fine jewelry.
“I knew Bob would be a perfect candidate for this task”, said IJO Director of Member Services Penny Palmer, “he has a keen eye for detail and artistry. The selection of winners was based on creativity, uniqueness, craftsmanship and overall beauty. We were fortunate to have had Bob accept our invitation!”
Shinsky commented, “This was not an easy task! The number of talented, creative members in IJO is staggering, and each piece we examined was totally different from the others. I was so impressed with all the submissions and determining the winners took a great deal of consideration. I was honored to have been chosen!”
Les Olson Jewelers is the exclusive Master IJO Jeweler in the Palm Harbor area and is located at 1210 Nebraska Avenue. They offer a vast inventory of fine jewelry as well as repair and creative design services.