Capone's Jewelry

Exceptional Design and Artisanship Since 1986

Making the Steger Award, A Poetry Prize for Virginia Tech Students

Custom DesignC. Capone

For the past 10 years, we have been commissioned by our longtime customer and friend, Nikki Giovanni, to make an award that is presented to the winner of the Steger Poetry Prize. We hammer and forge sterling silver to create a magnifier statue meant for a desk. The design changes slightly each year. Setting the magnifying glass in a bezel is always a challenge - it is equivalent to setting a giant gemstone. A big congratulations to this year's winner! 

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