Thursday, May 15, 2008

Jewelry Design Contest to Highlight the Beauty of Athletics

An international jewelry design competition is being held to promote and develop jewelry brands from Shenzhen, a major jewelry manufacturing area in China. The 2008 China International Jewelry Design Contest is themed on “the Beauty of Athletics” and will highlight the spirit of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

According to the organizers – the Shenzhen Gold & Jewelry Association and high-end jewelry manufacturer TTF Jewelry – the purpose of the contest’s launch is to “respond to the current policy for globalization of Chinese jewelry brands,” refresh the level of jewelry design in the country and discover new, talented designers.

The contest is open to professional and non-professional jewelry designers, manufacturers and artists in the world, individuals and companies included. The organizers note that college students are also welcome to take part.

The design style should be concise, modern, and express the “Swifter, Higher, Stronger” theme of the Beijing Olympics. The design should also be innovative, practical and marketable.

Acceptable materials for the designs include gold, platinum, palladium-gold, diamonds, gemstones and jade, among others. The total diamond weight should not exceed one carat.

Additional submission requirements and details will be available shortly on the contest’s website,

The contest is also being held in cooperation with the Gems & Jewelry Trade Association of China, the National Gems and Jewelry Technology Administrative Centre, the Shanghai Diamond Exchange and Oro D’Autore, a contemporary jewelry art collection in Arezzo, Italy.

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