Seth Papac Jewelry – Halstead Grant 2015 Top 5 Finalist

Meet San Diego Jewelry Artist Seth Papac!

“Jewelry, in its concentrated and intimate scale, has the unique capability to retain history, hold a memory, convey a message and transform a wearer.” ~ Seth Papac Jewelry


Seth Papac PortraitTop 5 Finalist, Seth Papac, is no stranger to the Halstead Grant, having previously placed in 2014, too.  Finalists’ applications are judged on jewelry design as well as business acumen.

Seth Papac Jewelry - Torn Inside Tag




Seth received a BFA in Metals/Jewelry from the University of Washington in 2004 then in 2009 followed it with an MFA from the Cranbrook Acacdemy of Art in Michigan.
Seth Papac - Cracked Ring


Currently residing in San Diego, California Seth takes pride in supporting local businesses and artists in his area. His schedule has him at shows up and down the coast as well as teaching for those in the area wishing to take a class.


Seth Papac - Torn Large Evil Eye Pendant


Seth Papac’s jewelry has been featured in over 10 publications here and abroad, with his work currently being exhibited in fine galleries throughout the states as well as in Montreal, Canada and Brussels, Belgium. You can purchase Seth Papac Jewelry online with prices ranging from $40-475.

2015 Halstead Grant Finalists



The Halstead Grant competition began in 2006 to inspire the pursuit of excellence in design and business practices in the jewelry arts community. Applicants must submit a design portfolio in addition to elements of a successful business plan including marketing strategy, production capacity and financial analysis.

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