A Fairlawn jeweler has won an award using one of the fastest growing technologies in his industry.
John Shulan, third generation owner of Shulan’s Fairlawn Jewelers, won the 2014 Gemvision Design Contest category for the Countersketch Studio Consumer Choice Award. He also won third place in the overall Gemvision Countersketch Design Contest.
Shulan’s winning piece of jewelry was a golden beryl gemstone pendant set in continuum metal, which is a new type of silver, and an ivy trellis, he said.
The computer-aided jewelry design technology is the single biggest change in jewelry fabrication since 1895, Shulan said.
Shulan said he “just about fell over” when told he had won.
The jeweler with 50 years’ experience calls his designing with customers “guided discovery.”
For the award-winning pendant, which also has matching earrings, Shulan said he’d had the golden beryl gemstones for a while before designing the piece. The pendant and earrings are available for $895 and $1,359, respectively. The pendant is 8.66 carat golden beryl and the earrings are a combined 16.97 carats.
Shulan’s on West Market Street, was founded by John Shulan’s grandfather, Alex Shulan, and his brother, David in 1921. The fourth generation of family members is now working at the store with one of John’s sons. The store also recently completed a remodel.
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