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International Jewellery Design Excellence Award Winners Announced
Hong Kong Designer Takes Coveted Champion of the Champions Honour

5 March 2009 – The Champion of the Champions prize at the International Jewellery Design Excellence Award (IJDE), which debuted last night at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, went to local designer Joey Cheung Lai Yee for "Eternity Blooming."

The "Splendour of Jewels" was the theme of last night's IJDE Award presentation ceremony, which took place at the Grand Hyatt Hong Kong. Among those attending the gala were Fred Lam, Executive Director, HKTDC; Dorian Ho, fashion designer; Stephen Chan, General Manager, TVB; and Jean M Wong, Principal, Jean M Wong School of Ballet.

The IJDE Award is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by 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.

The IJDE Award selections were made by a distinguished panel of international judges: Lawrence Ma, Chairman, HKTDC Jewellery Advisory Committee; Carol Woolton, Jewellery Editor, UK Vogue; Kan Tai Keung, designer, Hong Kong; Jean-François Michaud, jewellery consultant, Switzerland; Joseph Hasbani, Partner, Hasbani Gioielli, Italy; Emma Checkley, specialist, Jewellery Department, Christie's UK; Wallace Chan, jewellery designer, Hong Kong; Yao An, Vice-Director, Capital Museum, Chinese mainland; and Maŕia E Girón, Founder and Partner, MEGAMCAPITAL and MEGADVISE, Spain.

The IJDE's award winners:

Champion of the Champions
Title of Design: Eternity Blooming (necklace)
Designer: Cheung Lai Yee Joey (Hong Kong)
Sponsoring Company: Cheng & Cheung Production Ltd
Aesthetic Award
Title of Design: Storming Lady (earring)
Designer: Wong Lei Na, Lila (Hong Kong)
Sponsoring Company: Waddy Jewellery Group
Craftsmanship Award
Title of Design: Charming Rose (ring)
Designer: Wang Nan Ge (Chinese mainland)
Sponsoring Company: Shenzhen Y&M Jewelry Co Ltd
Innovative and Uniqueness in Design Award
Title of Design: Night Of Wishes (bracelet)
Designer: Rajvi Mehta (India)
Sponsoring Company: Binny's Designer Diamond Jewellery
Distinction Award (Four winners)
Title of Design: Liberdage Earring (earring)
Designer: Suka Braga (Brazil)
Sponsoring Company: FRHueb
Distinction Award
Title of Design: Trapeze (bracelet)
Designer: Feng Shen (Chinese mainland)
Distinction Award
Title of Design: Vogue (bangle)
Designer: Arunpreet Kaur Nagi (India)
Sponsoring Company: Etches Jewellery
Distinction Award
Title of Design: Necklace 9 Caprices (necklace)
Designer: Jordi Rabat (Spain)
Sponsoring Company: Rabat

Fair website
Hong Kong International Jewellery Show http://hktdc.com/hkjewellery
International Jewellery Design Excellence Award http://hkjewellery.hktdc.com/jde/jde.asp

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Victor George Paddy       Tel: (852) 2584 4517     Email: victor.paddy@hktdc.org

About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 in the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com



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