Crown Trout Jewelers has won a ” Gemmy” award from Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s Design Competition 2015. The winning entry entitled “Heart of Ellida” necklace designed and fabricated by Liz Bucheit features custom cut Morgan Hill Poppy Jasper by Michael Seiler, carnelian, yellow jade, pearls and fine silver. Many thanks to our beautiful mermaid model Catherine Glynn, stylist Liz Zilka and photographer Paul Najlis! We would also like to thank the Minnesota State Arts Board for their generous recognition of the metalworking and jewelry arts. “Heart of Ellida” will be featured in Interweave’s hardbound showcase book of the best in contemporary gem and jewelry art. Stay tuned for more news in the new year!