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Jewellery Designs Competitions Flaunt New Ideas

Pictures show (from top to bottom) "Flower" designed by Wong Chui Lin, "Halo" designed by Tsoi Yui Yu Winny and "Shuttle" designed by Simmy Chow.
Creativity will be at centre stage of the Trade Development Council's (TDC) Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2003 to be held in early March.

In search of excellence in creative design for the local jewellery industry, the TDC is organising the 4th Hong Kong Jewellery Design Competition, with prizes to be presented at the Fair.

Over 120 entries on the competition's theme-"Harmony of Colour" were received. Among them, 26 were selected for the final round and three were awarded the "Best of Show".

Winners are Wong Chui Lin ("Flower"); Simmy Chow, ("Shuttle") and Tsoi Yui Yu Winny ("Halo"). Final entries will be on show at the Fair.

Chairman of TDC's Jewellery Advisory Committee Leung Sik-wah said: "The competition has successfully put a group of innovative yet practical design talents at center stage of the industry."

"The winning pieces are impressive and excel from concept to technique and from materials to marketability. The competition becomes a useful source of new blood in creativity for jewellery manufacturers."

At the four-day trade show in March, over 1,100 jewellery manufacturers will display their glistening array of jewellery items including jewellery, diamonds, pearls, gemstones, diamond & fine jewellery watches, diamond display & packaging materials and trade publications.

Among the highlights are the inaugural section of the Watch and Clock Pavilion which features over 40 brand names of complete watches and clocks; the Designer Jewellery Galleria which groups renowned international jewellery designers to show off their creative and unique array of jewellery collections; as well as the World of Pearls and Gems.

Running alongside the fair are a series of seminars on industry hot topics including "An Update on GIA's Pearl Description System and a Treatment Review", "The Development of the China's Diamond Industry, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange and its Related Policies, and "Global Trends in the Diamond and Jewellery Industry for the next decade" which are open to all market players.

In addition, visitors may also appreciate the winning pieces of "The Fourth International South Sea Pearl Design Competition" which is organised by the South Sea Pearl Consortium.

Two world-renowned pearls auctions, namely the Paspaley Pearl (March 2-4) and Robert Wan Tahiti Perles Auctions (March 5-7) will also be held around the fair period.

Co-organisers of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show are the Hong Kong Jewellers' & Goldsmiths' Association, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Jade Manufacturers Association, the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association and Diamond Federation of Hong Kong.

The promotion at the Berlin International Film Festival is part of the TDC's effort in raising the profile of Hong Kong movies.

For fair details, please see http://hkjewellery.com/


For press enquiries, please contact Beatrice Lam of the TDC's Corporate Communication and Marketing Department at 2584 4049.

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