A Madera jeweler was recognized by his peers at a conference in Orlando for one of his original jewelry designs.
Chris Miller, of Leighton’s in Madera, received third place honors in a jewelry design contest at the semi-annual conference of the Independent Jewelers Organization.
“This really is very special to me,” Miller said, “as all those who voted were retail jewelers and designers like myself. I feel very honored to have had my design chosen from among so many outstanding pieces."
The winning piece was a 14 karat white gold pendant with black drusy and diamonds...