2 March 2007
Jewellery Design Competition High on Diamond Sky
Hong Kong International Jewellery Show to Display Winning Entries
|Stassy, inspired by Hong Kong's brilliant night sky, won a Best of Show Award as well as the Craftsmanship & Technology Award. It was designed by Ms Wong Suk Hing and sponsored by the Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co Ltd|
|A model wears the winning pieces in the 8th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition's student group. The group winner was An Ugly Duckling-Swanlake Dance (earrings), designed by Wong Yin; first runner-up was Love's Shoes (the necklace in the model's hand), designed by Ho Yee Man; second runner-up was Heart of Sea (necklace), designed by Lee Man For|
|From left to right: Mr Cheung Chi Wan, Chairman of the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association; Mr David Pong, Chairman of the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong; Mr Lawrence Ma, Chairman of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Organizing Committee; Mr Charles Chan, Chairman of the TDC's Jewellery Advisory Committee; Mr Ho Pak Tao, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Jewellers' & Goldsmiths' Association; and Mr Benjamin Chau, the TDC's Assistant Executive Director|
March 2, 2007 - A diamond pendant designed by Ms Wong Suk Hing, and inspired by Hong Kong's "attractive night sky," won a Best of Show Award at the 8th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition. Ms Tsoi Yuk Yu and Ms Yan Yee Mei also received Best of Show Awards. The competition results were announced today by The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC).
Stassy, the name of Ms Wong's winning design, was one of 338 competition entries. Wong competed in the open category, with its theme of "Sparklers in Vogue." To capture the glamour and glitter of Hong Kong's night sky, Ms Wong used 311 diamonds of various sizes set within a half-moon buckle of 18k white gold. Stassy also earned its sponsor, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co Ltd, the Craftsmanship & Technology Award.
The three Best of Show winners will each enjoy a five-day course organised by the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewellery in Japan, the prizes sponsored by the Hong Kong Japan Business Co-operation Committee (HKJBCC).
The student competition, working under a "Glitzy Wonderland" theme, was won by Ms Wong Yin. Ms Ho Yee Man and Mr Lee Man For were the runners-up. All three are students at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education.
The open and student groups were both judged by the creativity, innovation and wearability of their designs. The open group was also judged on marketability.
"The Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition is meant to enhance the design and quality of Hong Kong-made jewellery and to encourage new ideas," said Mr Lawrence Ma, Chairman of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Organising Committee. Mr Ma added that this year's entries "were all of excellent standard."
The winning pieces will be displayed at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show, which takes place March 6-10, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
"This year is the show's 24th edition, and it will feature more than 2,100 exhibitors - a new record - from 41 countries and regions. That represents a promising growth of about 10 per cent," said Mr Charles Chan, Chairman of the TDC Jewellery Advisory Committee.
"The show will encompass 21 group pavilions, including new pavilions from Germany, Malaysia and Spain," Mr Chan said, adding that the International Colored Gemstone Association, the Japan Jewellery Association, the Japan Jewellery Designers' Association and the Platinum Guild International will also be present at the show.
Two new categories make their debut at this year's jewellery show. The Antique & Vintage Jewellery section will respond to the demand for retro designs, while the Jade Jewellery section will feature the classic luxury of jade.
Four thematic zones will highlight the show: Treasures of Nature (loose diamonds, precious stones and pearls); Le Salon Extraordinaire (jewellery and quality timepieces); Watch & Clock Pavilion (more than 50 watch and clock brands); and Designer Jewellery Galleria (branded jewellery and designer collections). In addition, Les Salons Privés will provide privacy and convenience for those wishing to conduct business.
The show will also feature a series of parades in which models present outstanding jewellery and watch designs.
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