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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Baselworld 2011: Platinum Design Awards Winners Announced!

Stunning Platinum Designs at Baselworld


Baselworld 2011 was the scene for the latest Platinum Design Awards competition held by Platinum Guild International. 36 stunning examples of platinum designs were displayed at the 27 participating manufacturer’s booths, and were judged by over 30 international journalists visiting the show.


There were three platinum categories to enter: Men's jewelry, Bridal jewelry and Trends. Each journalist voted for the piece that, in their opinion, was the best in each category. The votes were counted and the winners were announced at a cocktail party held on Saturday evening, where each winner was also presented with an award by Ruth Donaldson, UK manager of PGI.


The winning pieces were:


Men's Jewelry:


1st place to "Free" 
by Philippe Tournaire
(pictured left)


2nd place to "Scorpion" 
by Paolo Piovan


3rd place to "The Emotional Compass" 
by TTF




Bridal Jewelry:


1st place to "Unique" 
by Picchiotti  (pictured right)


2nd place to "Vendetta" 
by Gebrueder Schaffrath


3rd place to "Prime of Life" 
by Hans D Krieger




Trends:


1st place: to "Animalier" 
by Roberto Coin  
(pictured left)


2nd place: to Jochen Pohl


3rd place to "Manchette" 
by Isabelle Langlois


Platinum Guild International (PGI) is an organization dedicated to inspiring a passion for platinum that ensures it is the precious jewelry of choice. We supply information, practical advice and expertise to help jewelry buyers make informed and inspired decisions. We also offer the jewelry trade specialist knowledge and resources, with the aim of providing customers a high level of help and advice in store.
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