25 Feb 2013
Hong Kong Jewellery Design Winners Announced
Winning Creations to be Featured at March Jewellery Show
Some 240 entries were judged on creativity and innovation, aesthetics and craftsmanship, marketability, wearability and topic relevance. Both Open Group and Student Group categories competed under a “Glitter in Motion” theme.
Best of Show
Three entries in the Open Group were honoured with Best of Show awards, including Wong Suk Hing’s “We will Dance,” a luxurious and intricately designed glove. Ms Wong, who also won the competition’s Craftsmanship & Technology Award, was sponsored by Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co Ltd.
The other two Best of Show winners were: Ko Wut Ming, for a brilliantly designed bracelet titled “Dragonflies’ Symphony,” sponsored by Jewel Arts Ltd; and Ho Kwan Po. Ms Ho’s “Life,” a delicate, seashell-styled pearl brooch, was sponsored by Luk Fook Holdings (International) Co Ltd.
The three “Best of Show” winners will participate in a five-day jewellery design course in Japan organised by Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery.
Student Group Champion Pang Horng, who attends the Hong Kong Design Institute, won for “Butterfly Dancing,” an elegant ring. Cheung Shek Ching, from the Hong Kong Management Association, took first Runner-up honours for “Endless River,” a striking silver pendant with sapphires. Second Runner-up was So Tze Lok, a Hong Kong Design Institute student. Mr So’s winning entry, “Chord of Water,” is a stylish necklace of transparent plastic beads and a diamond.
The design competition was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the Hong Kong Jewellers’ & Goldsmiths’ Association, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association and the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, China.
New Exhibitor Record
The 30th edition of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show has attracted more than 3,300 exhibitors from 49 countries and regions to date, a new exhibitor record for the fair. Exhibitors from Cyprus, Lebanon and Peru will be participating for the first time, alongside 17 group pavilions and seven international trade organisation pavilions.
Ten product zones will be featured at the fair. They include the Hall of Fame, showcasing international brands, the Hall of Extraordinary, spotlighting prestigious jewellery, the Hall of Nature, displaying precious loose jewellery, the World of Glamour, presenting fine jewellery from Hong Kong-based exhibitors, the Hall of Chic, presenting silver and fine jewellery.
The new Small-Order Zone located at the Expo Drive Entrance is another fair feature. It offers jewellery that can be purchased in small quantities, between five and 500 pieces, and at prices below US$1,000 per piece.
More than 20 special events will take place, including seminars, jewellery parades and auctions. Seminars will feature the latest market trends of coloured gemstones and diamonds, along with the global trends of jewellery for strategic marketing, design and investment. A seminar on developing a Hong Kong standard testing method and certification for Jade will be held on 8 March.
Jewellery design at its finest is central to the fair. Throughout the show, visitors will be able to view the finalists and winners of three major design competitions: the 14th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition and the South Sea Pearl Jewellery Design Competition, both at the Display Area, Hall 1E Concourse, and the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award, at the Display Area, Hall 1C Entrance.
Hong Kong exports of fine jewellery totalled US$7 billion in 2012, up 14 per cent over the previous year.
The 14th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition: Winning Entries
|“We’ll Dance,” by Wong Suk Hing (second from right), was named Best of Show Award in the Open Group and also took the Craftsmanship & Technology Award||“Dragonflies’ Symphony,” by Ko Wut Ming (second from right), won Best of Show Award in the Open Group||“Life,” by Ho Kwan Po (second from right), won Best of Show Award in the Open Group|
|“Butterfly Dancing,” by Pang Horng (centre), was named Champion in the Student Group||“Endless River,” by Cheung Shek Ching (centre), was selected first Runner-up in the Student Group||“Chord of Water,” by So Tze Lok (centre) won second Runner-up in the Student Group|
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