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Monday, March 7, 2011

Awards Announced for 8th International South Sea Pearl Jewellery Design Competition

A model demonstrates a pair of award winning
pearl earrings designed by Filipino designer
Evelyn Buen-Chua, titled "Blessing"
 



Monday, March 7th marked the awards ceremony for the 8th International South Sea Pearl Jewelry Design Competition.  The ceremony was part of the on-going Hong Kong International Jewelry Show 2011 (HKIJS), with more than 700 designs competing in 7 categories. All winning designs will be put on display during the HKIJS.



Award winning pearl head-wear designed by
Hong Kong designer Wong Suk Hing, titled "Fly" 



The South Sea Pearl Consortium invited professional designers and students to put their creativity and skills to the test by signing up for the 8th International South Sea Pearl Jewellery Design Competition.


Award winning pearl jewelry designed by a
Chinese designer Yang Zhe, titled "Rotation"


The contest is comprised of two categories namely the Open Group, which caters to jewellery industry practitioners and professional jewellery designers, and the Student Group, which is open to current full-time or part-time jewellery course students or individuals who have completed their relevant course studies in 2009-2010.

The South Sea Pearl Consortium is an international non-profit organisation that promotes South Sea pearls globally.  Founded in 1995, the South Sea Pearl Consortium is a non-profit organization created by Nicholas Paspaley and several like-minded people to educate jewellery designers and retailers, as well as the consumer, to the special qualities of the South Sea cultured pearl. The Consortium now has a presence in Europe and the United States as well as in Asia, providing information to the press, retailers, designers and consumers.
For contest info: http://www.leewolter.com.hk/sspc2010

Photos of winning designs via  English.Xinhuanet. com 
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