Connect with us

Press Releases

ENJI Studio Jewelry Wins 2016 Halstead Grant

mm

Published

on

(Press Release)
PRESCOTT, AZ — ENJI Studio Jewelry owner Niki Grandics of San Diego, CA, is the recipient of the 11th Annual Halstead Grant recognizing jewelry design excellence and business strategy acumen amongst enterprising new jewelers.

Grandics wins $7,500 in cash, $1,000 in supplies, a trip to Prescott, AZ, a signature Grant Finalist trophy made by 2013 winner Rebecca Rose and a cover and feature spread in the new annual grant publication Reveal. That’s in addition to a feature profile and jewelry showcase in the next printed catalog, a blog and video profile, press release assistance and a feedback report from the judging committee.

Grandics trained at San Diego State University and GIA and was a finalist in last year’s Halstead Grant competition.

Halstead President Hilary Halstead Scott said, “Niki took the dream route to prepare for life as a studio artist. She has a marketing education, a metals degree and a GIA Graduate Jeweler certification. She has all the right tools plus a distinct gift for design.”

Grandics said, “It was so helpful just to set aside the time to think about the direction of my business and all of the steps it will take to actually make that happen. That’s definitely something I’ll do going forward.”

Grandics is a member of Ethical Metalsmiths.

Advertisement

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

Wilkerson Testimonials

If It’s Time to Consolidate, It’s Time to Call Wilkerson

When Tom Moses decided to close one of the two Moses Jewelers stores in western Pennsylvania, it was time to call in the experts. After reviewing two candidates, Moses, a co-owner of the 72 year-old business, decided to go with Wilkerson. The sale went better than expected. Concerned about running it during the pandemic, Moses says it might have helped the sale. “People wanted to get out, so there was pent-up demand,” he says. “Folks were not traveling so there was disposable income, and we don’t recall a single client commenting to us, feeling uncomfortable. It was busy in here!” And perhaps most importantly, Wilkerson was easy to deal with, he says, and Susan, their personal Wilkerson consultant, was knowledgeable, organized and “really good.” Now, the company can focus on their remaining location — without the hassle of carrying over merchandise that either wouldn’t fit or hadn’t sold. “The decision to hire Wilkerson was a good one,” says Moses.

Promoted Headlines

Most Popular